Built in 1969, Namsan Seoul Tower (also known as N Seoul Tower) is a communication and observation tower. Situated 243m atop Namsan mountain, it is South Korea’s first integrated transmission tower providing television and radio broadcasting.
Short Sunset Walk
From the bus drop off point, we trudge the concrete pavement going to the tower. It was a cold November and the sun was already setting down. The view of the mountains and trees surrounding the steep path walk in a dim light gave that magical feeling. It was simply mesmerizing that I wish we had to continue a bit longer. But after around 15 minutes only, we finally reached N Seoul Tower.
N Seoul Tower Light Art
Standing tall at 236m, seeing the N Seoul Tower is one of the best free things you can do when visiting Seoul. I say free if you choose not to go to the Observatory. We went during the night and the tower was gorgeously lit up.
I was personally astonished at the sight of it illuminated in blue. Despite us not able to climb to the Observatory, we were more than contented with the beautiful light art the tower exuded.
Locks of Love
Apart from viewing the N Seoul Tower, we purposely looked for the popular Locks of Love. We found it at the spacious wooden viewing deck at the Roof Terrace located at the top of N Plaza.
Thousands of padlocks can be found attached to the fence symbolizing the everlasting love of the couples who placed them. Cool, right?
Our couple friend, Louie and April did try the romantic tradition and bought a love lock from the souvenir shop.
Observatory and Cable Car Ride
If you want to get an amazing, panoramic view of the city, you can go climb in the Observatory. For a different experience, you can also try the Namsan Cable Car ride running from the base of the Namsan mountain all the way to the N Seoul Tower.
Restaurants and Shops
Lastly, you can find something to eat or buy some souvenirs at the restaurants and shops at the tower.
N Seoul Tower
Observatory Hours (subject to change according to weather conditions):
Monday – Friday, Sunday: 10:00AM-11PM
Observatory Admission Fee: Adult 10,000 won | Child 8,000 won
Address: 04340 105, Namsangongwon-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, Korea (Yongsan-dong 2-ga, YTN Seoul Tower)