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Seoul is the all-time favorite place of foreign visitors in South Korea. Why?  Because Seoul has many to offer. It is a place where modern and traditional architecture are built where is shows a beautiful landscape where you can’t resist. One more thing it is one of the best and perfect destination for couples who are traveling together. Seoul is like a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. As I have lived in Seoul for  a year, I have listed the Top 5 Romantic Places where couples can visit.

 

 

N SEOUL TOWER

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This is the must-see landmark of Seoul and I believe that no traveler in Seoul would not know this place. This actually the most romantic spot in Seoul for couples.  This place was the filing location of “The Legend of the Blue Sea” and “My love from the Star”.

Ways to enjoy a romantic date in N Seoul Tower a) Take the Cable Car: there are many ways how to get to the tower but taking the cable car is one of the  best ways. You can from have a sneak peek of the romantic view especially at nigh from the cable car window specially at night.  b) Love Locks: As a sign of love and promise, you must see this place where heart-shaped locks filled the railings at the “Rooftop Terrace”. If you wish to lock your love promise you must see this place.

Address: 105, Namsangongwon-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 용산구 남산공원길 105 (용산동2가))

Operating Hours:
[Observatory]
Sunday-Friday: 10:00-23:00
Saturday: 10:00-24:00
* Last admission 30 minutes before closing.
* Operating hours are subject to change depending on weather or business schedules.

Admission Fees:
Individual Admission Ticket
– Observatory: Adults 10,000 won / Children 8,000 won
– Ssentoy Museum & Show room: Adults 10,000 won / Children 8,000 won
– Hello Kitty Island: Adults 8,000 won / Children 7,000 won

Homepage: Namsan Seoul Tower Homepage

NAKSAN PARK (낙산공원)


This park is located in the center of Seoul and it offers a historical and beautiful park with magnificent view of the entire city. The name of the park was derived from the word “nakta” means camel in Korean and “san” for mountain. This place was once designated as the guardian mountain of the city during the Joseon Dynasty. This place was been featured in many korean dramas like ” Feast of the Gods”, “Rooftop Prince”, “Come Back Mister”, “The King 2 Hearts” and lastly was the drama “Strong Woman Do Bong Soon.

Address: 54, Naksan-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 종로구 낙산길 54 (동숭동))

Hours: Park is 24 hours open and Naksan Exhibition Hall is open from 09:00-17:00

Admission: Free

Directions to Naksan Park

Take Subway Line 4 to Hyehwa (Exit 2). Walk about 70 meters and make the first left where there is the sculpture of Marrionnier Park. Continue to Daehak-ro 8ga-gil for 180 meters until you reach the dead end and the turn right.  Walk again for 50 meters and make a second left turn to Guldari-gil. Walk for about 200 meters uphill to reach the park on the left side.

SKY ROSE GARDEN (하늘 로즈 가든)

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Have you been to Chungmuro? If not yet, then it’s the time to see this not too familiar place at the top of the DaeHan Cinema Multiplex in Chungmuro. At the top of this building there’s a beautiful rose garden that offers a perfect way to have your first date nor anniversary.

I recommend this place for movie goers because you can stay here while waiting for the movie to start, just grab a cup of coffee and head up to the garden and surprise your date with the amazing bunch of roses and city views. Honestly, this is a romantic one for me!

Address: 125-18 Chungmuro 4(sa)-ga, Jung-gu 서울 중구 충무로4가 125-18

Opening Hours: Until the end of the final movie showing that day.

Cost Involved: Movie ticket (from 8,000won) + extras (coffee)

Directions: Travel by underground to Chungmuro Station (Line 3 or Line 4),Exit 2 use the Daehan Theater exclusive entrance.

Homepage: Daehan Cinema

 

BANPO BRIDGE RAINBOW FOUNTAIN (반포대교 달빛무지개분수)

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Due to the rainbow color fountain of this bridge many of the visitors included this place on their list as one of the romantic places too in Seoul. I won’t doubt it… Just seeing the Han River makes me feel good plus this beautiful fountain that plays music during the fountain show.  This bridge was been set as a filming location of the korean drama “Iris”, “Daddy’s Girl” and “Boys Over Flowers”. I recommend this due to its magnificent night view in the center of Seoul.

Address: Banpo-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul
서울 서초구 반포동

Operating Hours:
[April-June, September-October]
Weekdays: 12:00, 20:00, 20:30, 21:00
Weekends: 12:00, 19:30, 20:00, 20:30, 21:00

[July-August]
Weekdays: 12:00, 19:30, 20:00, 20:30, 21:00
Weekends: 12:00, 19:30, 20:00, 20:30, 21:00, 21:30

* Show duration: 20min
* Operating hours are subject to change due to weather conditions or internal affairs.

Admission: Free

Directions:

[Option 1]

Take Subway Line 3, Line 7, or Line 9 to Express Bus Terminal Station (Exit 8-1).
After exiting, continue for 300 meters until you reach an intersection with an elevated road.
Turn right and continue for about 15 minutes or 800 meters to reach the Banpo Hangang Park.

[Option 2]

Take bus 405 or 8340 to Banpo Hangang Park.

 

LOTTE WORLD

If the two of you both enjoy thrilling rides and cool activities and not into a a sweet romantic dinner date at the rooftop or in a fine dining restaurant, this place is the best for you.

Lotte World is the perfect place for sightseeing, entertainment, cool rides for Koreans and even for tourists too. This place is a theme park have an ice rink where you can do ice skating, different thrilling rides, different kinds of parades, music presentations at the Garden Stage, a folk museum and a lake. The park is divided into two, the indoor are is a World themed and the outdoor is the Magical Island next to Seokchonhosu Lake where Cherry Blossom Festival is held during spring.

Address: 240, Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 송파구 올림픽로 240 (잠실동))

Operating Hours:
09:30-22:00 (Nighttime admission: 16:00~)
* Closing time may vary each day; please refer to the official website.

Admission Fees:
[One-day Ticket]
Full day: Adults 52,000 won / Teenagers 45,000 won / Children 41,000 won / Babies 13,000 won
After4: Adults 41,000 won / Teenagers 36,000 won / Children 32,000 won / Babies 13,000 won

[Admission Only]
Full day: Adults 36,000 won / Teenagers 32,000 won / Children 29,000 won
After4: Adults 30,000 won / Teenagers 27,000 won / Children 24,000 won
After7: Adults 18,000 won / Teenagers 16,000 won / Children 14,000 won [Magic Pass Premium Ticket]
5-Ride Pass: 30,000 won (Select 5 rides) / Free Pass: 100,000 won (All attractions)
* Magic Pass is only available for Day-pass and Annual Membership holders
* Magic Pass cannot be used for attractions that charge an additional fee

* Babies (under 3), Children (ages 3-12), Teenagers (ages 13-18)
* Babies younger than a year old get free entrance to the park and kid’s play facilities (e.g., Kidstoria).
* Babies (12- 35 months) can enter the park for free (except group visitors), but the use of infant play facilities requires an admission fee.
* Seniors (ages 65 or above) are covered by the same pricing policy as Children.
* Proof of age identification (i.e. medical insurance card) is required for babies under 3 years and seniors.
* Discounts for the disabled when accompanied with a guardian: 30% (only for one-day pass and admission ticket) / Preferred riding pass applies to the disabled and one guardian as well.

Directions: Get to Jamsil station, the stop for Lotte World located on subway lines 2 and 8.

Homepage: Lotte World Adventure