Location: 105 Namsangongwon-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Seoul Korea – N Seoul Tower
From wandering in Myeongdong, the beauty shopping strip of Seoul, our dependable host Ponny advised us to visit N Seoul Tower (Namsan Seoul Tower). A short walk was required of us to climb up the tower. If your companions are feeling slothful to use their feet, riding the cab is the next option, which I dislike to suggest. I encourage you to walk as you use your eyes to roam the city.
The historical N Seoul Tower is Korea’s first general radio wave tower, providing TV and radio broadcasting in Seoul. Located at the highest point of Namsan Mountain, N Seoul Tower has become a national landmark, the symbol of Seoul. The symbol shows the harmony of Namsan’s nature, the 21st century state of the art, resting with leisure and various cultures.
To go up the tower, you have a choice to ride the bus, bring a car or ride the cable car. For us, riding the cable car, a 3-minute ride, was more appropriate. Saves time and energy. Also for our mom, we didn’t want to exhaust her body from walking.
Cable Car Ticket Rates:
Adult (return) – ₩8,500
Adult (one-way) -₩6,000
Children (return) – ₩5,500
Children (one-way) – ₩3,500
For groups over 30 people, expect a discounted rate.
After getting off from the cable car, a big question mark bubbled in my head, thinking if it was a public holiday for couples. As we climbed more steps to the tower, to my left I saw the romantic scene of Love Locks tangled to the railings. A clear explanation of my uncertainty of couples loitering within the vicinity.
To doodle your love and sentiments on a bright-colored lock, you could purchase these lock merchandise on the side of the ant-crawling corner. Some chose to be resourceful by using their phone cases instead. The chilly weather added weight to the romantic movie scene while contemplating the view of Seoul from the top.
Now you’re asking, ‘Did we declare our love on love locks?,’ nope we didn’t. Mom and my sister joined us at the tower remember? Quite awkward!? Hahaha!
Mom reflected an exclamation of delight when she found a spot with cherry blossom trees surrounding her. As ladies, our automatic response was, “Picture tayo!!” (Let’s take a photo!) Hahaha!
Singles, don’t be bothered by the Love Lock corner. Skip that part and head over to other parts of N Seoul Tower to fully enjoy the mountain weather and the picturesque atmosphere. You may go straight to the observatory for a 360° panoramic view of the fast-moving city of Seoul.
Feeling hungry? Resort and choose among a few restaurants, casual to formal, sitting on the mountain.
Despite thousands of tourists tramping on their own, the tranquil nature and open air still register in our heads when we think of N Seoul Tower.
We marked our centric spot and played like kids in our own world.
It took more than 20 jumps to achieve this shot! Hahaha!
From all the towers I’ve visited in Asia, N Seoul Tower instills as the most distinctive and romantic one.
What do you think of N Seoul Tower in Korea?
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