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30 April 2013
Seoul Tower is built on a 262 meter peak in Namsan Park. This tower is 480meter above sea level, one of the highest tower in the world and one of the most interesting tower especially at night with your love ones. There are usually lots of couples who visit Seoul tower to enjoy a romantic night, to propose or just sitting on the love seat.

Seoul Tower Love Seat, Korea

Seoul Tower Love Seat, Korea

The love seat is special as it is dipped in the middle and couple had no choice but to sit very close to each other. I find that very interesting as I have not seen anything like this before. It works very well for shy couples (I believe).There is a warm sitting lounge where couple can sit in the dark and watch the lights in the City of Seoul. You have to be there early to get a seat as it is very busy. There are approx only a dozen “double” seats only.

Seoul Tower, Korea

Seoul Tower, Korea

Don’t forget to go to the shop next to the burger shop and buy a love lock or love tile and write a love message to your love ones. The love tile messages corner can be found at the back of this shop located at the first floor of the tower. The locks of love can be found at the top of the stairs and on the restaurant level (shaped like a Christmas tree)

Seoul Tower Love Seat & Locks

Seoul Tower Love Seat & Locks

How to get to Seoul Tower:
Used the subway to get to Myeongdong station exit 3, walked towards Pacific Hotel. Follow the road on the right side of Pacific Hotel (if you are facing the hotel). This is the shortest route to use if you are getting off at Myeong-dong station (about 10 minutes). If you take the left road of pacific hotel, you will still get there but it is more hilly and further (about 15 minutes). This is the route to use if you are taking the cable car to get to the bottom of Seoul Tower. 8,000won for return journey. Single journey is 6,000won.

Queue to ride the cable car, Seoul, Korea

Queue to ride the cable car, Seoul, Korea

The other way to get to the cable car is to use the inclined elevator or Namsan Oreumi (as they are called over in Korea). Namsan Oreumi is a free outdoor elevator that runs between the plaza in front of the Namsan Tunnel #3 Commemorative Plaza and the Namsan cable car platform. This inclined elevator covers a distance of 140m and can accommodate up to 20 passengers. With glass on all sides, the Namsan Oreumi offers a unique and convenient way to get to the cable car station

Namsan Ohreumi, (inclined elevator) Seoul, Korea

Namsan Ohreumi, (inclined elevator) Seoul, Korea

To get to the Namsan Oreumi, get off at Myeongdong Station, Exit 4, and walk straight towards Sogong Ro (main road) at the Hoehyeon intersection (Myeongdong & Hoehyeon stations, Subway Line 4)

You can also take the subway to Hoehyeon exit 1 and walk to Sogong Ro (main road).

In either route, you need to walk towards Namsun tunnel 3. There you will see the Namsan Ohreumi (inclined elevator).This will get you up the mountain to where you can take the cable car without walking up any steps. Once you get out of the elevator, you will see the cable station on your left.

Operating hours 9-23.00.
Cost: Free

Cable Car Station, Seoul, Korea

Cable Car Station, Seoul, Korea

You can take a bus instead of the subway.

The Seoul City Tour Buses takes you up here.
Or if you use the local bus, you need take the yellow Namsan Sunhwan Shuttle Bus no 2 or no 3 or no 5. The bus will circle the mountain, so you can take the same number bus down. One can also walked all the way up from the bus stop.

Seoul Tower Love Locks, Korea

Seoul Tower Love Locks, Korea

Namsan Sunhwan Shuttle Bus No. 02
Get off at Myeong-dong Station (line 4) exit 3 or Chungmuro Station exit 2 (in front of Daehan Cinema)
Intervals every 15 minutes
Operating hours07:00~24:00
Rates950 Won in cash / 850 Won with transportation card (transfers possible)

Bus route Seoul Tower - Namsan Public Library - Seoul Education Research & Information Institute - Namsan Walk B Course - Seoul Animation Center, Soongeui Women’s College - Teogyero 3-ga Hanok Village - Daehan Cinema - Teogyero 5-ga - Dongguk Univ. Station - National Theater of Korea - Namsan North Side Circuit Entry - N Seoul Tower

Bus to Seoul Tower, Korea

Bus to Seoul Tower, Korea

Namsan Sunhwan Shuttle Bus No. 03
Get off at Seoul Station (lines 1 and 4) exit 9 or Itaewon Station (line 6) exit 4 or Hangangjin Station (line 6) in front of exit 2
Intervals every 20 minutes
Operating hours07:30~23:30
Rates950 Won in cash / 850 Won with transportation card (transfers possible)

N Seoul Tower - Namsan Public Library ?-Baekbeom Plaza- Huam Inersection -Namdaemun Police Station - Seoul Station - Namdaemun Market - Namsan Tunnel 3 - Yongsan Hanshin Apartment - Haebangchon - Itaewon Yongsan-gu Office - Hamilton Hotel - Itaewon Fire Branch Office - Hangangjin Station - Beoti Gogae - Songdo Hospital - Yaksu Station- Dongguk Univ. Station - National Theater of Korea - Namsan North Side Circuit Entry - N Seoul Tower

Bus 5 to Seoul Tower, Korea

Bus 5 to Seoul Tower, Korea

Namsan Sunhwan Shuttle Bus No. 05
Closest subway stations Myeong-dong Station (line 4) exit 3, Chungmuro Station exit 2 (in front of Daehan Cinema)
Intervals every 15 minutes
Operating hours7:30 ~ 23:30
Rates950 Won in cash / 850 Won with transportation card (transfers possible)
Bus route Seoul Tower - Namsan Public Library - Baekbeom Plaza - Hilton Hotel - Namdaemun Market, Accessory Arcade - Namdaemun Market - Entrance to Myeong-dong - Teogyero 3-ga, Hanok Village, Korea House - Daehan Cinema - Teogyero 5-ga - Teogyero 6-ga - Gwanghui-dong Crossroads - Chugnmu Art Hall, Jungbu Fire Station - Sindang-dong Tteokbokki Town - Sindang-dong, Cheongo Station - Yaksu Station - Dongguk Univ. Station - National Theater of Korea - Namsan North Side Circuit Entry - N Seoul Tower

Have a snack & check out th great  view, Seoul Tower, Korea

Have a snack & check out th great view, Seoul Tower, Korea

Among three of them, I recommend cable car since you can take a lot of cool photos while sitting in the cable car and enjoy the night scene of Seoul city. There are usually a lot of couples who visit Seoul Tower during night time to enjoy a romantic and peaceful night. In order to avoid the crowd of people, you can visit at daytime but night view at the Seoul Tower is the best. The best time to visit Seoul tower is before sunset. This is so that you can see the spectacular flowering g trees as you ascend the mountain up Seoul tower, expecially in mid April - end of April.

Teddy Bear Museum, Seoul Tower, Korea

Teddy Bear Museum, Seoul Tower, Korea

Stay up there for dinner and there are package deals for dinner and entrance fees to observatory tower, teddy bear museum etc.

 

Seafood KimChi Noodle, Seoul Tower

Seafood KimChi Noodle, Seoul Tower

I had dinner (without package at a Korean noodle restaurant. I had kimchi seafood noodle. Cost me 7,500 won.
If you just want to go to observatory without taking up the dinner and entrance fees package, it cost 8000 won.

Digital Observatory, Seoul Tower, Korea

Digital Observatory, Seoul Tower, Korea

At the top of tower, there is a Digital Observatory, a high-powered telescope which provides you a 360° of view of Seoul by just putting 500won one time. Besides, you can take a glance of mesmerizing Seoul city by looking out through the windows.

View from Seoul Tower, Korea

View from Seoul Tower, Korea


Tips:Tips: Get to Seoul tower before nightfall. That way if you use the cable car up, you can see the lovely flowering trees. Even if you take the bus, you can see them along the roadsides. However at night, everything is pitch black except for the city lights.

Also good to know that Myeongdong, Namsan tower and Namdaemun - These three places are in the same location. You can do within one day. From Myeongdong subway station, you could walk around 15 minutes up the hill to Namsan tower cable station. Myeongdong is a great place to shop for younger generation and I like the energy there. If you want to watch Nanta show you could opt for Myeongdong theater. Namdaemun is just across the road after you complete the whole stretch of Myeongdong street and a few shopping complex are around the are - Shinsegae, Lotte and Avenue. I love eating at the basement food court in Lotte but most of the time it's crowded.

 

View from Cable Car, Seoul Tower, Korea

View from Cable Car, Seoul Tower, Korea

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