Lotte Tower – Home To Seoul Sky Observatory

The people of South Korea have an addiction to tall buildings and high tourist spots. The Seoul Sky at Lotte World Tower is the perfect addition to this list.

Introduction to Seoul Sky at Lotte World Tower

The Lotte World Tower is the fifth tallest building in the world. It has a height of 556 meters and also has 123 stories. Furthermore, it is the tallest building in South Korea. It is located in Seoul, the capital of South Korea. The Tower is home to Seoul Sky, an observatory located at the top of the Lotte World Tower. Seoul Sky is the only place in Seoul, from where you can see a 360-degree view of the city. The Seoul Sky observatory is located exactly on floors 117-123 of the Lotte World Tower. To visit Seoul Sky, you would have to buy a ticket. You can reserve your ticket online or purchase them on-site. Seoul Sky is a landmark of Seoul, and thousands of tourists visit it every year.

History and Design of Seoul Sky at Lotte World Tower

The construction of the Lotte World Tower started in 2010. Before the beginning of construction, architects planned the design of Lotte World Tower and Seoul Sky for 13 years. After construction of 7 years, the Tower opened to the public on 11th April 2017. The Seoul Sky is designed in such a way that it could carry its own weight without pillars. Given these points, for building the Seoul Sky Observatory, 3,000 tons of steel, a high-precision 64t tower crane, and GPS alignment systems were used in the construction of the roof.  Moreover, traditional South Korean culture and calligraphy were the inspiration for the design of the glass tower. On the whole, thousands of construction workers and highly skilled welding technicians worked day and night on the construction of the Tower.


How to get to Seoul Sky at Lotte World Tower?

There are several ways to get to Seoul Sky at the Tower. Some of the easiest ones are through the subway, and through the bus. You can also join a tour group, if you don’t want to go alone.

Through Subway

Firstly, you can take a subway from any Subway station in Seoul, and get off at Jamsil Station. Secondly, if you are traveling through Line 2, you should take Exit 1 or 2, and if you are traveling through Line 8, you should take Exit 10 or 11. Finally, the respective Exits lead directly to the Tower.

Through Bus

You can get to the the Tower through any of the following buses.

  • Green Bus: 3217, 3313, 3314, 3315, 3317, 3411, 3414, 4319
  • Red Bus: 007-1, 1100, 1700, 2000, 6900, 7007, 8001
  • Blue Bus: 301, 341, 360, 362
  • Airport Shuttle: 6000, 6006, 6705, 6706A

Amazing things about the Seoul Sky at Lotte World Tower

As the highest skyscraper in South Korea, and a popular tourist spot, Seoul Sky, located at 117-123 floors of Lotte Tower, offers several amazing things to do.

Enjoying the Panoramic View

The Seoul Sky is the best observation deck in South Korea, and the world’s third-highest observation deck. From the top floors of the Tower, you can enjoy a 360-degree panoramic view of the beautiful city of Seoul. The view can be observed at different times of the year, and even with the changes, the view would still remain magical. The top of the Tower also has a telescope, to have a better look at the city and the sky. Additionally, on clear days, you can look as far as the Yellow Sea and Incheon.

Taking the elevator

The Lotte Tower has one of the fastest elevators in the world, with a speed of 600 meters per minute. All in all, you can take that elevator to reach the Seoul Sky Observatory easily.

Viewing Artwork

The art exhibition zone in the Lotte Tower has a huge collection of artworks, that display the history and culture of South Korea. You can visit it and learn more about South Korean culture and traditions. 

Buying Merchandise

You can also buy Seoul Sky merchandise from the gift shop at the Tower. The merchandise represents the unique culture of South Korea. 


If you feel tired or hungry, you can take a little break from touring the Seoul Sky at Lotte World Tower, and enjoy snacks and coffee at the Two sky cafe. You can also try the 123 Lounge, which is located on the 123rd floor, and is the highest lounge in Seoul. 

Sky Bridge Tour

This is the latest attraction offered by Seoul Sky at Lotte Tower. It was launched on 24 July 2020. The visitors can walk on a bridge that connects the two structures of the Lotte World Tower. It is 541 meters above the ground and gives a 360-degree view of the city around. 

To sum up, Having three Guinness Book World Records of World’s highest glass-floored observatory, World’s fastest double-deck elevator, and World’s tallest double-deck elevator, Seoul Sky and Lotte World Tower should be on your must-visit list.

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