Hi, it’s me Marimonda.
Today, I’d like to introduce N Seoul Tower in Namsan, Seoul. This is located in mountain called Namsan in the center of the Capital. Here, you can enjoy the amazing view of Seoul day and night.
HOW TO GET THERE
In order to protect eco-system in Namsan park, it is regulated to visit here by car (except public transportation) since 2005. You may use public transportation such as a bus, cable car, or city tour bus to get to N Seoul Tower. Or, simply you can walk from the Namsan park. If you’re staying JW Marriott Seoul (to see the review, click here.) previous , you can ride a free hotel shuttle to Namdaemoon and use one of the following way to get N Seoul Tower.
You may take yellow buses (#2,#3,#5) that circulate Namsan Area every 15 ~20 minutes. But it feels much longer than 15 to 20 minutes. The bus stops at Namdaemoon market, Myoengdong, Seoul station, etc. It costs 1,200 won and with transportation card you get 100 won discount and free transfer. Or you can take a city tour bus. For further information, click here.
SEOUL CITY TOUR BUS
Seoul City Tour hop-on hop off bus runs around Seoul. There are four routes, but in order to go to N Seoul tower, you should take route A(Downtown Palace Namsan Course) or route D(Night Course). For further information, click here.
Also, you may take a cable car to go up the mountain. It’s much more economic if you buy a round trip ticket. To go to the cable car station, you may take off at Myeongdong Station (Metro line 4) at exit 3 and walk for about 10 mins or you can take a shuttle bus at exit 1 of Myeongdong Station. For further information, click here.
THINGS TO DO
ENJOY THE GREEN
You can enjoy the view of Seoul and its beautiful nature (there aren’t many, but still some green parts are exist in Seoul!) at the terrace outside the tower. Or you can take a elevator to go up to the tower. As I mentioned above, Namsan is in the heart of the city. Thus, you can see a stunning view of Seoul from North to South and East to West.
VISIT THE TOWER
The tower opens all year around from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. except Saturday. On Saturday, it opens from 10 a.m. to 12 a.m. The ticket costs 11,000 won (about $10) for an adult, 9,000 won (about $8) for children upto 12 years old. You can also buy combination ticket which includes the entrance ticket and a meal at one of the restaurant in the tower. The price varies depending on the combo you choose.
Ticket holders can get 50 % off when they visit Busan tower by the end of the year. You must bring your ticket to get this discount. Considering Busan is the second biggest city in Korea, it may worth to visit and look around the city. For further information about Busan Tower, click here. Unfortunately, I didn’t have opportunity to visit Busan this time. So I couldn’t use the coupon.
Seoul City Tour Bus website
N Seoul Tower website
Namsan Cable Car website
Busan Tower website