Namsan Tower, aka N Seoul Tower became Seoul’s No. 1 attraction in 2012. This stunning tower was renovated in December 2005 and was christened as N Seoul Tower (N referring to the ‘new’ look). The tower is frequented by the lovers for their ceremonial confession of foolproof love with padlocks. Surprisingly, the observation deck is decorated with over ten thousand ‘locks of love’ with about one addition each day. The use of modern LED lights has made the tower even more attractive than ever. From 1969, the Namsan Tower is South Korea’s first general radio wave tower used for TV and Radio broadcasting in the area.
Various sections of the tower:
There are six places to fill in your stomach and enjoy the sweeping views of the city along. N Grill serves classy French cuisine. This is a revolving restaurant that does one rotation every 48 minutes. HANCOOK serves 30 types of Korean cuisine in the recherché interiors. The Best Burger in Seoul serves American old style burgers. The N Terrace sky lounge serves cocktails and snacks with trendy music in the background. The N Sweet Bar serves combo package for a visit to the observatory along with drink and popcorn.
This is the most-loved section of the tower. It offers 360-degree views of the city. There are two sections of this tower, Observatory Tower 3F, and the Wishing Pond Tower 2F. Throw a coin in the wishing pond and your wish will be granted for the charitable use of the money.
There are two gift shops at the tower, viz. N Gift and The BA:NG. Both the shops sell gifts ranging from the romantic couple items to unique souvenirs.
Namsan Tower Map
Namsan Tower Facts
- The tower is built upon an elevation of 479.7 meters.
- It is 236.7 meters high.
- The total site area is 8,456 meters square.
- It was opened to public in October 1980.
Namsan Tower Location
The Namsan Tower is built on the top of Mt Namsan. Depending upon the route you choose and the medium of travel, it may take up to two-and-a-half hours to reach the tower from the Incheon International Airport. You may reach the tower by car or bus. Either walk up or use the cable escalator to reach the top of the tower.
Address : 105, Namsangongwon-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
Best Time to visit Namsan Tower
The best time to visit the tower is during the evenings. The top of the tower offers beautiful vistas of the surrounding city, illumined during evenings.
Namsan Tower Hours
The opening hours from Sundays to Thursdays are as follows:
- Observatory : 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
- Restaurant : 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
- Alive Museum : 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
From Fridays to Saturdays, the opening timings are as follows:
- Observatory : 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
- Restaurants (n.GRILL/Hancook) : 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
- The place dining : 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
- Alive Museum : 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Namsan Tower Tickets
The entry tickets to the observatory cost 9,000 won for an adult and 7,000 won for a child. To enter the Alive Museum, the ticket for an adult is priced at 12,000 won, while for a child, the ticket costs 6,000 won.
More on Namsan Tower
What are the coordinates of the Namsan Tower?
37.5514° N, 126.9880° E
Which are the famous attractions in and around Namsan?
Mt. Namsan, Namsan Arboretum, Ahn Jung-geun Memorial Hall, and Namsangol Hanok Village.
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Image credit : Katie Haugland
AS20150908Published On: Monday, July 21st, 2014