Namsan Tower or N Seoul Tower (Hangul: N서울타워), is a communication and observation tower located on Namsan Mountain in central Seoul, South Korea. At 236m, it marks the highest point in Seoul.
Built in 1971, the N Seoul Tower is Korea’s first general radio wave tower, providing TV and radio broadcasting in Seoul. Currently, the tower broadcasts signals for Korean media outlets, such as KBS, MBC and SBS.
N Seoul Tower became a major tourist attraction when it opened to the public on October 15, 1980. From the countless visitors over thirty years, the structure was renamed to ‘N Seoul Tower.’ The ‘N’ stands for the tower’s ‘new’ look, which costs 15 billion won just to remodel it last December 2005.
After the busy days from the day I arrived in Korea, me and my husband together with our son and my sister-in-law and her kids got the chance to visit the N Seoul Tower. From our house we took a bus to the subway station heading to Myeongdong. There is a yellow shuttle bus going to the N Seoul Tower but if you prefer to walk it’s fine. When we arrived we took the Namsan cable car up the Mt. Namsan to walk to the tower. The tower is renowned as a national landmark, and for its cityscape. The 236.7 m (777 ft) tower sits on the Namsan mountain (243m or 797 ft).
Love Locks… does someone aren’t familiar of love locks in N Seoul Tower?
This place was featured in many Korean dramas and it’s very romantic specially at night. N Seoul Tower actively encouraging the people to leave locks in specially designated areas – even going as far to commission metal trees and hearts for this purpose – where now thousands of love locks spreading a message of love are scattered around the base of the tower.
Love locks of all shapes and sizes made from genuine locks, some have socks, mobile phone covers etc. Just to show their love to each other. When we got here I was sad that I didn’t have the chance to put a love lock, me and my husband but I will surely go back here when we had free time.
After going home, if you wish to visit Myeongdong it’s only down the Namsan Mountain and when we were at the Starbucks it’s a nice view to see the Tower especially at night.
N Seoul Tower
105, Namsangongwon-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 용산구 남산공원길 105 (용산동2가)
It’s free but if you want to go the observatory, you have to pay the ff:
Adult: 9,000 won
Teenager: 7,000 won
Senior: 7,000 won
Child: 5,000 won
There are also admission fees in the museums.