Oc­to­ber-Novem­ber: Fall Fo­liage in Korea

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Not a flower per­son? Ful­fil your fall fo­liage fan­tasies in­stead at Namiseom, bet­ter known as half an hour from Chun­cheon City near Seoul.

Orig­i­nally formed in 1944 by the ris­ing wa­ters of the North Han River,

Nami Is­land rose to star­dom af­ter the film­ing of the drama “Win­ter Sonata” in

2002. While it takes about three hours to ex­plore the whole is­land on foot, here are a few check­points for those seek­ing the au­tumn hue: Saunter along the pop­u­lar Me­tase­quoia Lane and re­live the heart­break­ing love story be­tween Bae Yong-joon and Choi Ji-woo be­neath a crim­son um­brage; or jump on a bike and ride off to White Birch Lane, where the pale tow­er­ing trunks ex­plode into fire­works of fiery red above your head.

Sign up for a day tour from mid-Oc­to­ber to mid-Novem­ber with trav­elfever.com ($668), which takes you to Nami Is­land, the fairy­tale-like Pe­tite France vil­lage and Gang­chon Rail Park where you can pedal on a bright red four-seater cart along old train tracks fol­low­ing the North Han River.

Nami Is­land, 1, Namiseom-gil, Nam­san-myeon, Chun­cheon City, Gang­won-do, Korea, (+82) 31-580-8114.

Nami Is­land,

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