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Address: 100-177 Hoehyeon-dong 1-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Phone Number: 02-3483-5900
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Stunning colourful garden

Seeking peace and quiet yet close to the city centre, this provided a beautiful sensory experience. A few hills to climb so it may be difficult for wheelchairs and prams but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

The park itself is nice but very crowded. The tower is a rip-off. You have to pay twice (cable car and tower elevator) and this isn't mentioned when you want to take the cable car. Hike up the hill then enjoy the view. Avoid if you don't like crowds.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

Seeking peace and quiet yet close to the city centre, this provided a beautiful sensory experience. A few hills to climb so it may be difficult for wheelchairs and prams but otherwise very worthwhile.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

Huge view and great way to take in the scope of Seoul which I found a little terrifying. Recommend walking up and taking the cable car down. I went in the middle of the day and it didn't take any time to get on the cable car. The walk up is surprisingly ok given how high you get, but there... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

We didn't go up the Namsan Tower but just enjoying the surrounding park. Pretty spring flowers in bloom.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

I took a train into Seoul station. From there I took bus route 03. This bus can be found outside exit 10 of the metro station but any stop showing route 03 would work. From there it was about 15 stops until the top of the lookout. Maybe 1/4 mile from the tower. Really 30 minutes at the top was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

The view from the cable car towards illuminated Seoul is just perfect! But be prepared for a long wait to take the cable car down, better walk.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This park is beautiful, would definitely recommend walking through it for a lovely stroll. It took us about 1 hour, I went with my husband. It isn't a hike it has some hilly bits although a lot of it has a wooden stairway. If you like nature, parks or enjoy a good walk I would definitely suggest going through this.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

To walk up would be very tiring for my age group. Went in the day time, so the view is not impressive. It might be in the night. Aside from all those 'love locks,' there is really not much to see or do. There are restaurants, cafe', and sweet shops.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

But 0.5 hour is enough. Hiking would be nicer (About 1 hour~1.5 hour) Recommended at night time. you can see all couple from all of the world

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

If you come to Seoul you HAVE to take a trip to Namsan tower. You can see the entire city from this viewpoint. You can ride a cable car up to the top or walk but it is definitely a walk. Also pay a ticket to go to the top of the actual tower. It is worth it.

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Namsan
Situated in the center of Seoul, Namsan is Seoul’s most well-known hill for having the iconic N Seoul Tower perched on top of it. It’s not just the picturesque views from Namsan Park that make it a top draw, but N Seoul Tower’s status as a site for lovers from around the world who come on a daily basis to place a lock on the tower’s fence, professing their love to the external world. Nature lovers will be rewarded should they take the time to walk through the often overlooked Namsan Park with its trails of beautiful scenery that change seasonally, excellent views of Seoul, and attractions such as Namsangol Hanok Village.