N Seoul Tower – Sweeping Views of Cityscapes
N Seoul Tower, or Namsan tower as locals call it, is atop Namsan Mountain. Almost everytime I have a visit from abroad, I come here. It is one of the best places to appreciate the panoramic views of the city of Seoul. The 237 meter-tall tower stands on 262 meters-high Namsan Mountain. Naturally, it offers a fantastic view of Seoul and beyond.
It is possible to walk up to the summit of Namsan through walking paths lined with trees and a beautiful view. Other options are the cable car and the shuttle bus (No. 02, 03 and 05). On warmer months, I recommend to go up by bus or cable car and then walk down, which is a great way to combine exercise and sightseeing. 😉
There are cafes, several restaurants, a museum, a gift shop and Namsan Bongsudae, a set of beacon mounds.
A Romantic Island in the City – Love Locks
Are you in love with someone? Do you want to casually celebrate your love in the heart of Seoul? Well, I have the idea for you.
N Seoul Tower is a romantic spot for happy couples to declare their love with a padlock engraved with initials, names, dates or even photos. Padlocks or love locks symbolize unbreakable love. Everyday hundreds of love locks are attached onto fences or metal hearts which are specially made for this purpose. If you are feeling spontaneous, you can buy one on site.
And Of course, you can also put love padlocks to commemorate any life event (like your visit to Seoul?).
N Seoul Tower
Address : 105, Namsangongwon-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
Telephone : 02-3455-9277, 9288
Webpage : www.nseoultower.com
Operating Hours : 365 days a year
Admission : Observatory 9,000 won