N Seoul Tower

Featured Image : View of the City from the Observatory Tower

 Day 7 of 9

There are plenty of reasons why you should check out the N Seoul Tower (Namsan tower) As for me, thanks to Boys Over Flowers (Lee Min Ho KDrama) as I fell in love with this romantic place long before I set foot in it. And I will discuss each reason below for your reference. The N Seoul Tower sits at the top of Namsan Mountain making it the highest point in Seoul. This is a must for those whose hoping to get a clear shot of Seoul’s Skyline and offers unobstructed and panoramic view of Seoul.

How to Get to Namsan Tower?

Namsan Tower is accessible by bus, cable car and on foot, since we’re already in Myeongdong, we just walked towards the Namsan Oreumi Elevator which led us to the cable car station. I think this is the best way to get to N Seoul Tower aside from its free, riding the clear box made of glass and steel is already a unique experience.

 By Train & Cable Car Line 4 Myeongdong Station Exit 3 and walk  for 10-15 minutes to access the cable car (Updated)

 By Seoul City Tour Bus Departure place at in front of Donghwa Duty Free from 0900-2100 at 30 minutes interval.

 By Bus Namsan Shuttle Bus 2, 3 and 5.  (Updated)

 TRAVEL 101 : Best time to visit around 4pm onwards so you get to see both daylight, the golden hour and at night when pretty Seoul lights up.

Wait for us Namsan!

Wait for us Namsan 🙂

Inside the elevator that will allow us to access the cable car.

Inside the elevator that will allow us to access the cable car.


Updated Ticket Cost – RT Adult 8500 / 1W 6000, RT CHILD 5500 / 1W 3500


We purchased 2 return ticket. This cable car operates from 1000 to 2300 Hours

N Seoul Tower is popular among lovers and since its Valentines Day, you can expect a lot of Korean couples.

Inside the cable car, this holds up to 38 people.

Inside the cable car, this holds up to 38 people.


The whole journey takes 3 full minute from the base up to the Tower and offering a spectacular view of Seoul.


#MaDontheGo is on a date *_* Namsan also sets the stage for Valentine’s Day.


Hello N Seoul Tower 🙂

Dinner Date at The Place

Aside from the view, the tower features the lovers padlock, teddy bear museum, a gift shop and a variety of dining options. We chose an Italian restaurant called The Place which serves pizza, pasta and wines.

The restaurant

A date to remember!


For starter we have some bread


Chef’s recommended pizza.


Lasagna with Béchamel and Meat Sauce


Wagyu Steak

Observation Deck

Ticket to Onservatory Deck

After dinner, we headed to the ticket counter for the Observation Deck. Updated Ticket Price Adult 9000 KRW / Child 7000 KRW (As of April 2016)

Observatory Deck

Inside the Observatory Deck – You get to enjoy 360 degrees panoramic view of Seoul.


The stunning view!

Lover’s Padlock

A Promise for Endless Love – Lovers hold love locks here as a token of eternal love. It becomes popular after being featured through MBC korean drama and from then on,  thousands of lovers flock in to perform the commitment ritual.

Love LocksLove Locks

His Lock!

His Lock

My heart lock

My lock

Lovers Lock

we have this photo taken earlier today with trees of lovelocks


The Heart Chair – this is the magical chair that makes two people fall in love. How much more for us, we’re already head over heels.


About to perform the promise of eternity ^_*

These padlocks can be bought at the souvenir shop and is available in various design and colors plus it comes in different sizes. Some even brought their own padlock.


Sure thing, this is a romantic spot for lovers. Hundreds of sweet messages written on ceramic tiles.


Isn’t it sweet?

BOF Memorabilia

There’s also some kiosk selling couple items and BOF memorabilia.



Namsan Cable Car

Going back, we take the cable car again and walked out way to our hotel.

OMG, this is the best Valentine date so far as we get to do something beyond the usual – the padlock thingy. We also visited the teddy bear museum and I’ll be posting another blog post for that alone. Anyways, till my next post. Happy Reading 🙂 If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to use the comment area below. 💋

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