Namsan Park / N Seoul Tower

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Namsan Park

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  • Address
    • 231, Samil-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul
  • Inquiries
    • 1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
      (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Vietnamese, Thai, Malay)
    • For more info : +82-2-3783-5900
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Introduction

Namsan Mountain is a symbolic mountain located at the center of Seoul. Although not as high as other surrounding mountains, Namsan Mountain is a very popular nonetheless as a resting site. At the top, there are various facilities such as Palgakjeong (octagonal hall), N Seoul Tower, Maritime Aquarium, fountains, and Namsan Library. You may take a cable car to the top or walk up the stairway path. Other than this path, there are many other walkways to Namdaemun Gate, Hoehyeon-dong, Toegyeo-ro 3(sam)-ga, Jangchung Park, Itaewon, Huam-dong and much more. The driving courses here are also popular for couples.
Namsan Park is a historical site. You will find Bonghwadae (beacon mound) at the top as it was once the center of capital defense. During the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) the capital was changed to Hanyang(current Seoul) and to protect the city from invasions, castle walls were built on the 4 major mountains like Bugaksan Mountain, Inwangsan Mountain, Naksan Mountain and Namsan Mountain. On Namsan Mountain peak, five beacons were built to report the news from local governments to the central government with a five-signal system.
Also on the top of Namsan Mountain, there is the Palgakjeong Pavilion, which has a fantastic view. At N Seoul Tower (479.7m), you can view the whole landscape of Seoul and the West Sea beyond Incheon. The rotating restaurant in the N Seoul Tower also boasts excellent views. With excellent night view, you should try having dinner at the tower. It would be a great experience to visit Namsangol Traditional Korean Village which is a village of 5 traditional Korean houses.

Directions

    • Hoehyeon Area
      Go out exit #4 at Hoehyeon Station on Seoul Subway Line 4, then walk for 20 minutes.
    • Hannam Area
      Go out exit #2 at Hangangjin Station on Seoul Subway Line 6, then take bus #0014 and get off at Hyatt Hotel (Botanical Garden)(Bus comes every 10 minutes / takes about 10 minutes)
    • Palgakjeong (Seoul Tower) Area
      Go out exit #2 or 3 at Myeong-dong Station on Seoul Subway Line 4. Walk towards Lila Elementary School for approximately 10 minutes, then you will see Palgakjeong (Seoul Tower)and take a Cable Car.
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N Seoul Tower

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  • Address
    • 105, Namsangongwon-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
  • Inquiries
    • 1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
      (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Vietnamese, Thai, Malay)
    • For more info : +82-2-3455-9277, 9288
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Introduction

Seoul Tower opened to the public on October 15, 1980 and has since become a major tourist attraction. The 236.7m Seoul Tower sits atop Namsan Mountain (243m), Seoul Tower offers panoramic views of Seoul and the surrounding areas. The view is so stunning that many consider Seoul Tower the best tower in Asia.

Thirty years and countless visitors later, as the structure was renamed ‘N Seoul Tower.’ The letter ‘N’ stands for the tower’s ‘new’ look, which resulted from a 15 billion won remodeling in Dec 2005. With the new lighting system and changes to the tower’s overall color scheme, event coordinators can now decorate the tower for each new season or event. Currently, an ongoing lighting theme titled ‘Flower of Seoul,’ uses searchlights to light up the tower each night from 7pm to midnight.

Visitors are encouraged to try the N Grill western-style restaurant revolving restaurant (one rotation every 48 minutes) and the Sky Restroom (an artfully decorated space). Both offer breathtaking views of the cityscape.

Directions

  • Namsan Circular Shuttle Bus
    • Namsan Circular Shuttle Bus No. 02
      Take the bus from the closest subway station: Chungmuro Station (Seoul Subway Line 3, 4), Exit 2 (in front of Daehan Cinema) or Dongguk University Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 6.
    • Namsan Circular Shuttle Bus No. 03
      Take the bus from the closest subway station: Seoul Station (Seoul Subway Line 1, 4), Exit 9, Itaewon Station (Seoul Subway Line 6), Exit 4 or Hangangjin Station (Seoul Subway Line 6), Exit 2.
    • Namsan Circular Shuttle Bus No. 05
      Take the bus from the closest subway station: Myeong-dong Station (Seoul Subway Line 4), Exit 3 or Chungmuro Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 2 (in front of Daehan Cinema).
  • Cable Car
    • Get off at Myeong-dong Station (Seoul Subway Line 4) and Exit 3.
      Walk for about 15 minutes following the street on the right side of the Pacific Hotel. The cable car boarding place will be seen ahead.
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