It seems quite evident that South Korea has no shortage of tourism spots. One of these is the Namsan Seoul Tower also known as the YTN Seoul Tower, the Seoul Tower, the Namsan Tower, and the N Seoul Tower.
Where is the Namsan Seoul Tower located?
Namsan Seoul Tower is located in the center of Seoul, the capital of South Korea. It is built on Namsan mountain and is the second-highest place in Seoul, with a height of 236 meters.
Furthermore, it is Korea’s first tower to generate radio waves. It is responsible for radio and TV broadcasting in Seoul. Moreover, the Tower currently broadcasts signals for popular media channels such as KBS, MBC, and SBS.
The high mountainside makes it the perfect location for broadcasting signals. Also, the refreshing atmosphere makes it a popular visiting spot, which both tourists and locals love. Around 12 million tourists visit the tower annually. Furthermore, the list of ‘World Famous Towers’ includes it along with towers like the Tokyo Tower, and the Eifel Tower.
Details about Namsan Seoul Tower
Namsan Seoul Tower was founded in 1971 and was opened to the public in 1980. The building took 9 years to open for general people because the building was undergoing construction and renovation. The Architects at Jangjongryul designed the architect of the building. Ever since the opening of the tower, it has been popular among local and foreign visitors.
How to reach Namsan Seoul Tower?
You can get to the Tower through several different modes of transportation. The majority of the tour groups also include Namsan Seoul Tower in their tour plan. In other words, you can join any of those groups for better-planned accommodation, or you can travel alone.
Through Namsan Cable Car
To get to the Namsan Cable Car, firstly, you have to take the Seoul Subway and get off at the Myeongdong station. Secondly, you should take Exit 3 from there. Lastly, you can either walk for 15 minutes or take the Namsan Cable Car Shuttle to get to the Namsan Cable Car. Once, you are at the cable car, you can ride it and reach the Namsan Seoul Tower in a few minutes.
Through the Seoul Subway
You can take a bus shuttle to get to the Namsan Seoul Tower. Three different buses travel to the tower, from different parts of the city.
You can also get to the Tower by taxi. But, since cars are not allowed to go to the top, you would have to leave your cab at Namsan Public Library and walk up from there to get to the top.
What are the main attractions in Namsan Seoul Tower?
Apart from being a broadcasting station, Namsan Seoul Tower is a popular tourist attraction. The tower has three main sections, all of which have alluring things to offer.
Namsan Seoul Tower Hanbok Culture Experience Center
The Namsan Seoul Tower Hanbok Culture Experience Center allows you to rent a traditional Hanbok, and take pictures dressed in that.
The Observatory Deck at the top of the Tower shows a 360 degree, panoramic view of Seoul. The best time to visit the Observatory Deck is at night or during sunset, as it brings out the beauty of the city of Seoul in a unique way. The Observatory Deck is not free, and you have to purchase a ticket to get a peek at the city.
The OLED Tunnel at the tower is decorated with OLED panels which are arranged to form unique artworks.
Hello Kitty Island
The Hello Kitty Island at the Tower is the perfect place for Hello Kitty lovers. Furthermore, the place has a Hello Kitty theme and visitors, especially children, love to take pictures here. You can also buy some Hello Kitty souvenirs.
The Roof Terrace at the Tower allows visitors to attach padlocks to the fence of the Terrace. Taking inspiration from the Love Padlocks Area in Paris, thousands of couples have attached locks here. You can buy the locks directly from the tower.
The Wishing Pond on the second floor of the Tower allows visitors to make wishes and throw a coin in the water. The best part about this experience is that all the money taken from the bottom of the pond is spent on building schools in underdeveloped areas.
Pledge of Love
The Pledge of Love at the Tower allows visitors to take a picture of themselves in the photobooth and paste it on the wall. The Pledge of Love celebrates the idea of sharing your memories and love with other visitors to the tower.
Apart from the above-mentioned attractions, the Tower has several restaurants and coffee shops where visitors can dine. Moreover, you can also make your trip memorable by taking a lot of pictures in the tower.
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