A survey conducted by the city of Seoul discovered that N Seoul Tower was ranked number one as the popular place to visit for visitors to Seoul. Approximately 8.5 million people visit Seoul Tower and the area around Seoul Tower each year.
In another poll conducted to 2,000 foreign visitors, the Seoul Metropolitan Government found that around 16 percent liked hanging padlocks at the Seoul Tower “Love Padlock Fence” as a symbol of their love.
Namsan Park surrounds N Seoul Tower and the Namsangol Hanok Village is right next to the Seoul Tower. Ticket fees are based on age groups; children, teenagers, adults, and elderly.
What are the things you can do at Seoul Tower?
Why is Namsan Seoul Tower such a popular place? Here are 16 reasons.
1. N Seoul Tower’s Digital Observatory
2. Restaurants and cafés
3. Revolving Restaurant at the N Seoul Tower
4. Gift shops to buy memorable merchandise to bring back home
5. Alive Museum
6. Wishing Pond
7. N Photo Studio
8. Sky Restroom
9. N Seoul Tower’s The Roof Terrace. The N Plaza’s Roof Terrace has a viewing deck where you can enjoy the stunning views of Seoul.
10. ‘Locks of Love.’ A fence where couples attach onto it their own locks to symbolize their love and affection for each other.
11. Namsan Cable Car. Take the cable car up to N Seoul Tower. Enjoy the moving views as you get there. Hey, Did you know that Illang: The Wolf Brigade had a scene on the cable car?
12. Sit underneath the Pagoda at N Seoul Tower and enjoy the scenery or just hang out with friends.
13. Namsan Cable Car final stop is at the Park at the top with the wooden benches. Great place to sit, relax, and eat before you continue to N Seoul Tower.
14. Hike around N Seoul Tower -if you don’t want to hike up to N Seoul Tower. There are places where you can hike a short distance around the base of the N Seoul Tower. I’ve seen people have picnics, take pictures, and enjoy their time there.
15. Pay portrait artists to draw a portrait of you to take back home
16. There are Live Performances held there at times. Who knows who might be there? APink, BlackPink, AOA, EXO, SNSD?
Interesting Facts About N Seoul Tower
• It cost approximately 2.5 million US dollars to construct Seoul Tower (N Seoul Tower, Namsan Seoul Tower).
• An additional 15 million US dollars was spent to remodel and renovate the N Seoul Tower.
• The construction of Seoul Tower started in 1969, finished in 1971 but was not open to the public until October 15, 1980.
• The third floor of the N Seoul Tower completed in August 1975. The third floor contains the museum, hall, souvenir shop, and the observatory deck.
• Seoul Tower was Korea’s first general radio wave tower. It holds the transmission antennas of CBS, FM, Korean Broadcasting System, Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation, PBC, Seoul Broadcasting System TV, and TBS.
• The name Seoul Tower was changed to N Seoul Tower in 2005, with the “N” meaning ‘new’ and ‘nature.’ Or Namsan Seoul Tower.
• Seoul Tower’s original name was CJ Seoul Tower due to the owner of the N Seoul Tower’s merger with CJ Corporation. Tourists and locals call it other names, Namsan Tower, Seoul Tower, N Seoul Tower. The official name is YTN Seoul Tower.
Question: What is the best way to get to N Seoul Tower?
Answer: It will be cheaper to grab a subway to Myeong-dong Station and get to N Seoul Tower from there. 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). Get off at Myeong-dong Station (Seoul Subway Line 4) and Exit 3.
Question: How do I get to N Seoul Tower by Train?
Answer: Ride the underground train route that takes you to Myeong-dong Station (Seoul Subway Line 4, Exit 3). From Myeong-dong station take the free hourly shuttle bus (yellow and green colored bus) service that has the “Namsan Cable Car Shuttle” sign to Namsan Cable Car Station.
Question: How do I get to N Seoul Tower by taxi?
Answer: This is the most convenient. It may be the most expensive depending how close you are to N Seoul Tower. If you are at Myeong-dong Station, grab a taxi at Myeong-dong Station (Seoul Subway Line 4, Exit 3), and the cab will take you to Namsan Cable Car Station.
Question: How do I get to N Seoul Tower by walking?
Answer: You will burn lots of calories walking to Namsan Cable Car Station. You will need a map, or an app like Waze to get directions from your cellphone. So you don’t get lost and wind up in a restaurant, Ha Ha. When you get to Namsan Cable Car Station, you can burn calories and walk up to N Seoul Tower. It will take a while to get there. How long it takes depends on how fast or how many breaks you choose to rest, enjoy the scenery, eat, or nap. LOL.
Question: How do I get to N (Namsan) Cable Car Station from Myeong-dong Station?
Answer: Exit out of Myungdong Station Exit 5 towards Hoehyeon Intersection and then turn left. Take the Namsan Outdoor Escalator to the platform and then take the Namsan cable car to Namsan Seoul Tower.
Question: How do I get to Myeong-dong train station from Namsan Tower?
Answer: You can take the Namsan Cable Car at the base of N Seoul Tower and ride down to Namsan Cable Car Station located at ground level. From there take the Namsan Outdoor Escalator to Myeong-dong Station.
You can walk from N Seoul Tower and walk to Namsan Cable Car Station. Grab a taxi to Seoul Station from Namsan Cable Car Station.
Ride the free hourly shuttle bus (yellow and green colored bus) service that has the “Namsan Cable Car Shuttle” sign at Namsan Cable Car Station to Myeong-dong Train Station.
Question: Why does Namsan Seoul Tower change colors?
Answer: It changes color to indicate the air quality in Seoul Bet you didn’t know that? Now you do!
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