A Visit Back To Seoul Tower
During my many visits to Seoul, Korea, I, Gyopo Tacticool Reloaded Oppa, realized that there was one place I had to visit in Seoul: that was Namsan Seoul Tower. N Seoul Tower is an iconic landmark structure built in Seoul on top of Namsan Mountain. You have to visit this place at least once.
I was on a one week vacation and feeling the need to be a tourist, visiting N Seoul Tower was on my mind.
So, I made reservations at one of my favorite hotels in Seoul, The Grand Hilton Seoul, and scheduled one day for visiting N Seoul Tower. This time, I stayed at a Junior Suite.
If I had had more time, I should have visited the N Seoul Tower for several days and gotten a complete experience of N Seoul Tower. But, having only one day to visit Seoul Tower and an itinerary to follow, I tried to do as much as I could.
I drove to the hotel, checked in, and the next day was heading up to N Seoul Tower.
Luckily, Waze was installed on my Samsung Note 8 because I was lost getting there. I typed in Seoul Tower Cable Car, and “KPOP BAM BOOM”, I got directions. I was on my way.
I parked at the base of Namsan Mountain, near the Cable Car Station that takes visitors up to N Seoul Tower.
You can’t get to the top of N Seoul Tower by driving your car or riding a taxi; it’s not allowed. The only way is to walk, ride on the bus or cable car.
The best choice I made was to hike up to Namsan Seoul Tower. Having ridden on the cable car before, I didn’t take the cable car and decided to walk up the mountain. Either choice is a great choice, each offering a different experience.
I walked up to the mountain to N Seoul Tower and walked around for several hours, video recording as much as I could. The recording was “on the move,” with little time to spare. I decided I would record everything I did there and relive the moment by editing the video to watch later.
I’ve visited the N Seoul Tower many times there, by myself and getting a tour guide. Both ways have its good points.
It was over. My time at Seoul Tower was over, and it was time to head back.
With a little bit of sadness, I started to walk back down Namsan mountain on a different route.
While walking back down Namsan mountain to my car parked near the cable car station, I had to turn around a couple of times to see the lovely view of Seoul Tower.
My last visit to Seoul Tower, I only had a few months left before I would go back to the United States.
I enjoyed visiting this Seoul Tower not only because of the great 360 views of Seoul but also because walking up the Namsan trail to N Seoul Tower and enjoying the scenery and quality air was peaceful and something new.
I was sad leaving at the end of the day, even sadder I was there only one day. There was so much to see and do there, and I felt I was rushing my visit. Next time I visit the N Seoul Tower, I plan on staying at a hotel near Namsan Tower for 3 or more days.
Having more days to visit the area will be more convenient and feel less rushed.
This post is not the end of my story in Korea. I intend on going back in a couple of years, hopefully for a long term stay. Then, my story of Korea continues with more posts and videos.
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