Namisum is a tiny half-moon shaped island located in Chuncheon
, South Korea
, formed as it was inundated by the rising water of the North Han River
as the result of the construction of Cheongpyeong Dam in 1944. Its name originated from General Nami, who died at the age of 28 after being falsely accused of treason during the reign of King Sejo, the seventh king of the Joseon Dynasty of Korea. A tour company arranged the grave with soil and then developed Namisum into an amusement park.Namisum is located 3.8 km from Gapyeong County, but belongs to Chuncheon in Gangwon
-do. It is 430,000 square meters in area and approximately 4 km in diameter
Nami Island is an oasis for culture and leisure in peaceful harmony with humanity and nature. After a five-minute ferry ride, guests meet a forest of verdant trees holding up the sky and open grassy areas where ostriches, rabbits, squirrels, chipmunks, ducks and peacocks warmly welcom visitors in the midst of wild flowers.The island is the site of Nami Island International Children's Book Festival(NAMBOOK) and other cultural events take place every weekend, making Nami one of the main cultural and artistic tourist attractions in Korea.