There are a few landmarks, which are typical for Seoul and one of the most known is by far the Namsan Tower or N Seoul Tower as some call it. Because it’s snowing quite a lot lately in Korea, I wanted to see how the famous sightseeing spot looks like during winter.
If you want to go up Namsan, you have got two possibilities: hiking or taking the cable car. Due to the freezing temperatures that day, I decided to go up and down in the comfort of the cable car.
A ticket for an adult costs 11.000 Won for a round trip per person.
Although it was about -15 degrees celsius, this didn’t stop me to check out the famous tourist spot. Namsan is especially known for couples hanging heart locks there and the great view all over Seoul.
The fallen snow gave this so well-known landmark a special vibe to it – the heart locks covered in snow and the surrounding trees looked beautiful in this cold weather.
If you have the chance to visit Namsan during winter, I can recommend to do so! You’ll experience it differently than usual.
Namsan Seoul Tower was the first tower-type tourism spot in Korea. The top of the tower is at almost 480 meters above sea level, including Namsan Mountain (243 meters) and the tower’s own height (236.7 meters), making it one of the tallest towers in Asia. It is comprised of Seoul Tower Plaza, recently opened to public access after 40 years, and N Seoul Tower, operated by CJ Foodville since 2005. The tower was first established as a broadcasting tower to send out TV and radio signals in 1969. As of now, it has become one of the representative landmarks and multi-cultural venues in Seoul.
N/A (Open all year round)
Sunday-Friday: 10:00-23:00 / Saturday: 10:00-24:00
[Individual Admission Ticket]
- Observatory: Adults 11,000 won / Children 9,000 won
- Ryan CHEEZZZBALL ADVENTURE: Big3 20,000 won / Big2 16,000 won / Big1 10,000 won
[Namsan Cable Car]
- Operating hours: 10:00-22:00
- Hours may vary on the day before holidays and Friday and Saturday depending on situations. – Round-trip fare: Adults 9,500 won / Children 6,500 won
- One way: Adults 7,000 won / Children 4,000 won
[Seoul Tower Plaza]
1F – Starbucks, Gong Cha, ADDAL, GS25
2F – 153 POINTZ Budae-jjigae, Queensense Kitchen Gift Shop, Owl’s Cutlet
3F – Broadcasting facilities, Security Area
4F – Ryan CHEEZZZBALL ADVENTURE, Game Plaza, Korea VR Tour Promotion Hall
[N Seoul Tower]
5F – N Sweet Bar, A Twosome Place
T1 – Ticket booth, N Burger, N Terrace, A Twosome Place, Olive Young, Cheiljemyunso, N Teddybear Shop
T2 – The Place Dining
T3 – Hancook
T4 – Observatory, A Twosome Place
T5 – Observatory, Weeny Beeny
T7 – n Grill
[Namsan Cable Car]
- Namsan Seoul Tower shuttle bus
- Electric bus available – Circulation Bus No. 2, 4
Interpretation Services Offered
- Available in English, Japanese, and Chinese
- Group guide: 10 or more people (first-come, first-served basis)
- Free admission and guide service for group visitors with pre-reservation
- Audio guide, leaflets, pamphlets and maps available in English, Chinese & Japanese
(Audio guide: 3,000 won)