Looking for a beautiful view of Seoul? Korea has plenty of tower observatory decks where you and your friends, family, or significant other can relax and enjoy Seoul from a a different viewpoint. My recommendation landmark? N Seoul Tower in Myeongdong, also know as Namsan Tower!
When visiting Myeongdong, I suggest making a small stop at N Seoul Tower! No matter where you are in Myeongdong, you can see the Namsan Tower peaking over every building as if its king and there’s no doubt that most tourists are curious of how it looks from the top! This tower basically sits at the edge of Myeongdong, so you can’t really miss the entrance!
Upon entering and purchasing your ticket (the ticket is cheap compared to other towers!), there are three options you can choose to reach the top: walking a trail, bussing, or using a cable car. My friend and I decided to try the cable car since we’ve never been on one, but I heard the best transportation would be the bus at it has a lot more to offer in terms of things to see. Walking is probably the least liked option, but if you like long, steep trails, go for it! The cable car takes about 3-5 minutes to reach the top, but they usually cram a lot of people in one car which makes it difficult to see the view. However, it definitely is worth it to see the view once you reach the top!
N Seoul Tower is also known for its romantic atmosphere as it is famous for it’s “Love Lock” attraction! What is Love Lock? Around one side of the observatory deck is a gate covered in lockets. On these lockets are the names of couples and they lock it on the gate to show and declare to the world of their undying love. I’m sure you can do this with anybody or anything you love such as a k-pop group or family/friends! So, if you are visiting the tower, it is recommended to bring a locket or purchase one at the store and write your name on it with the person you love! It really is such a cute concept! 🙂
Overall, if you want to see everything Seoul has to offer, N Seoul Tower provides a beautiful view of the city to complete your trip! Not only that, there are a lot of other things you can do at this landmark such as shop, eat, hike, and participating in the Love Lock attraction by adding your lock to it!