N Seoul Tower
N Seoul Tower
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10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
About
Built on a 262 meter peak in Namsan Park, the tower reaches to 480 meters above sea level. When the weather and pollution levels cooperate, visiting the observation tower (370 meters above sea level) allows you to view the entire city and surrounding areas.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • BLT1991
    Toano, Virginia798 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Iconic and Accessible
    If you choose to hike it you can; however, you can also access it via a cable car. The cable car takes you to the base of the tower where you then purchase an additional ticket for the elevator for the tower. There can be a wait for the elevator but there are a few small shops and a café while you wait. Even the views from the base of the tower are impressive.
    Visited April 2023
    Written May 11, 2023
  • Janet L
    130 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good view even for a poor walker.
    We just rode the cable car up to the base of the tower. There was a free cultural show going on. Views were great. Not too crowded. We didn’t bring a lock…but that’s a thing here for couples. I thought it was worth the time and effort. I’m not much of a walker, and there was elevator assistance from one of the parking lots.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written May 23, 2023
  • Helena B
    Market Drayton, United Kingdom135 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great
    We didn’t do a tour, we found a Seoul pass that allowed one free entry to the Seoul tower and free cable car. You can find the cable car without a taxi but takes a bit of brain work from the Google map. That or get the red bus available until about 4pm. Views and gift in tower amazing. Merch and convenience store on ground level and some lovely flower borders.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 2, 2023
  • G2Kpauly
    Melbourne, Australia1,955 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nothing amazing
    I thought I'd check this out as I've been doing observation decks in the last couple of cities. It was not really worth it I thought as the windows were very dirty. You would think they could keep them clean for the price we are paying. The views were ok but as it was foggy not the best day for it. I would not recommend this, save your money.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written June 7, 2023
  • Ash K
    13 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun visit - long wait
    Visited here before our flight out. Was a great experience but expect long wait times. Took us about 40 minutes to get onto the cable car up (which is very crowded). Great view going to the top. Lots of nice cafes to have a drink at and platforms to see different areas of the city. It costs extra to go up into the tower (about AUD25). When up you can see a 360° view of Seoul and the windows are marked with the directions of attractions. Is a cafe and gift shop inside the tower and fine dining experience. Spent about 2 hours but you could easily spend an afternoon there.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written June 11, 2023
  • Moonrock1962
    Devonport, Australia975 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Impressive Tower attraction
    If you are a committed tower visitor like me, then Namsan Tower is not to be missed. The area at the base of the tower has lots of attractions, stalls, and eateries and if you are with that special person you can add a lovelock to the heavily loaded fence. If you have no issues walking or climbing I recommend heading to the tower on foot and skipping the cable car as you climb up through the beautiful Namsan park. The entry to the observation Dec isn’t cheap (21000 won) but well worth it. A high tech lift ride (love the videos), atmospheric rooms and corridors, take you to a deck with spectacular views. I never realised how big Seoul was until I saw these views. Highly recommended.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written July 7, 2023
  • William M
    Manila, Philippines51 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing View
    Took the cable car going up and walked down along the road until the bus stop. Better check the weather before visiting to get a better view of Seoul (We shuffled our itinerary so that we can visit the place on a better day/time). It was a great view and cool breeze as the sun sets and night falls. Love locks can be seen along the railings and there are food and souvenir shops in the observatory.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 8, 2023
  • Jay
    Sydney, Australia518 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cable Car and Tower Experience worth the Visit
    Great experience taking the cable car to the tower and back. The tower offers good views of surrounding areas in Seoul. There are a lot of restaurants and cafes to enjoy the views from the base of the tower.
    Visited June 2023
    Written July 8, 2023
  • TRAVLINCOP
    Henderson, Nevada238 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It is # 1 on most peoples list.
    North Seoul Tower stands atop mount Namsan. You cannot miss seeing it and it is a great place to see Seoul from the top of the tower or even from the base of the tower. City buses or the Namsan Cable Car are the best ways to get there.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 12, 2023
  • Oriane_travel
    Busan, South Korea1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A breath-taking 360 degree view of Seoul
    Totally worth it to go its like 20-30 minutes by walk. (else you have bus 1) The tower offer you a 360 degree view of Seoul and the mountains which is breath taking. You can go at the top of the tower for 18k won (~13€) or just enjoy for free the view from the big park! It's a must-do to enjoy both nature and nice view. You can also go by night !!!!
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 29, 2023
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Thomas C
Killeen, TX6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
highly recommend to take this trip during night hours so you can actually see the city lit up. I would highly recommend spend the extra money to skip the line do to how busy it is. You can purchase locks there for $10 to place wherever you would like. If you go while it’s cooler outside dress warm it does get cold up there.
Written January 12, 2020
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Ambar Guzman
7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
The tower is one the most amazing place in korea.
From there you have a beautiful view of seul,you can leave your love lock and take beautiful photos with an amazing background.
I recommend goin in the afternom or evening,you can enjoy the view of the city more and there are few people.
It has affordable prices and the costs are around 9500 W for adults or 6500 W for children.
The tower has an abservatory this is a unique and extraordinary experience .
It really is a very beutiful place, people from many countries visit the tower, this has to be one of the first place you will have to visit in Korea.
Written May 26, 2022
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Trophy Travel Experiences
Vancouver, Canada449 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Here are my view on N. Tower:

Getting there: a lot of people take the cable car. Although it is scenic, it is expensive and crowded and no way to get around lines. There is also a free shuttle bus that leaves from Myeongdong Station but I think only goes to the base of where the cable car starts and only departs every 30 minutes. You could walk up the mountain from the cable car start but that will take you 45 minutes. My preferred way to go it to take the bus from Namsan Yeyang Bus Parking Lot (very close to Myeongdong Station). The bus ride is around 30 minutes but buses come every 7-10 minutes. Cost is 1,100 won.

Once you get there, there is really no need to go up to the top. Admission is 21,000 won and you get better views at the base since no window/glass to reflect your pictures. All the instagram spots are at the base: the proposal bridge, etc. There are 5 floors of shops and restaurants at the base and you visit all these and walk around for free.

If you do want to go to the top, I would recommend making a reservation at either Hancook (3F) or N Grill (7F). If you make a reservation at these restaurant, you can skip the line as you get a complementary lift ticket up to the top included in your meal price. Just go to the 5th floor of the base where they sell admission tickets, show them your reservation and then they will give you a lift ticket. You don't have to wait and you can go straight through. You will get to the 5F and then you either walk up or down to the restaurant. You can return to the observatory deck after dinner.

If you are going to N Tower, I would recommend going around sunset so you can get day and night view.

We walked down but if you are going to walk down, follow the cable car route and walk down...don't follow the bus route if you are living in Myeongdong.

The night views are spectacular and if you walk down, there are many places where they have a platform where you can take pictures/enjoy the view.
Written October 9, 2023
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Blossom
Singapore, Singapore83 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
The Korean Drama that left the biggest impact on Namsam Tower to me is Legend of the Blue Sea! If you're a fan like me, don't miss this!

Remember the scene when Sim Cheong told Heo Joon Jae to meet at Namsam Tower on the next first snow? She walked up the hill and he drove up but she got into an accident and didn't make it to the top. You definitely don't want to miss Heo Joon Jae. So let me share with you a tip: How to get to N Seoul Tower!

Search on Kakao Map/Google Map: Namsan Ormi Elevator (Bottom Entrance) in my opinion this is the easiest way to get up! The Elevator is like a tram train, you'll be able to enjoy the surrounding view on your way up. Then follow the crowd and you'll get to N Seoul Tower!

When leaving N Seoul Tower back to the city, i recommend to catch a bus to the nearest station depending on your next destination. The bus stop is just a stone throw away by walking down a short slope, do look out for bus stop signs :)
Written April 3, 2020
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Tee L
32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
My family and I vacationed in Seoul for New year's Eve. We stayed at the millenium Hilton in front of Seoul station. we didn't know what to do for New year's Eve countdown. So we decided to climb the mountain directly in front of the millenium Hilton. At The summit is Seoul tower. From which you can see the New year's Eve fireworks from down below. The temperature was about minus 8 degrees Celsius. We bundled up around 11 p.m. and started up. The hike was very lovely. As you hike up you can see a beautiful a 360 view of the city of Seoul at night. It's not a hard hike. And there are art installations along the way. Including a strange love heart lock it installation. Apparently you can buy love heart lockets and write a message and lock it around these fences and other art installations along the mountain. At the top of the mountain there are cafes and gift shops. You can purchase tickets to go in to Seoul tower. We did not do that. Instead We got some hot chocolate and coffees and celebrated 2020 watching the fireworks from down below. The fireworks were very small from our vantage point and not that impressive. but overall it was a beautiful hike and an absolutely fantastic way to ring in the New year. It started to snow along the way as well but that made it all the more romantic and special. My teenage daughter took many pictures. We walked around with our hot drinks looked around the gift shops and then made our way back down as we started to feel the chill. I highly recommend this hike. I could not have imagined a better New year's Eve . It was perfect
Written January 22, 2020
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Deta
Jakarta, Indonesia246 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
from myeongdong, we walk uphil to the cable car station. it was 3PM in the afternoon. And once we arrive at the station, we need to wait in line for around 50 minutes before we can go up. it was quite a waste of time, considering the cable car ride was only 5 minutes.

then since we already bought the observatory tower ticket via Klook, then we go up directly. however to my surprise, the view from the deck was not that special.
so, its not worth the cost. You can see a better view without go up to the observatory tower.
and spend more time on the locks of love area which is cute.

we go down via shuttle bus to myeongdong, its way cheaper and time savings compare if you have to take the line to get the cable car.
Written February 7, 2020
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Tan H
Singapore, Singapore5 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Solo
Overpriced and long wait during peak hour. I had planned to view the sunset from the tower and opted to take the cable car up. Arrived at 5:15pm at the cable car station only to be surprised by the long queue. By the time it was sunset at 5:45 I had barely made it on the cable car and coincidentally enjoyed the sunset view on the cable car itself.
At the peak, was advised on 1 hour wait which turned out to be about 45minutes. The system is no efficient and you have no way of telling what your boarding number is without having to be at the boarding place. It could have been better if the numbers were placed in a screen near restaurants so people could catch a meal in peace. Finally reached the peak at about 6:30/6:45. There is another queue even pass the boarding number. And as you expect another queue on the way down.
Overall expenditure was 14,000Krw for the cable cars (return tic), 16,000Krw for the elevator up to the tower. Would recommend reaching at least 2 hours earlier if you want to catch sunset from the tower.
Written October 25, 2022
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Ice_Slice
Charlbury, UK3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
We went up the tower the day after it rained, which meant the air was clear and we had absolutely stunning views all the way round, especially over far into the mountains to the north. I imagine that had we gone later in the week when the smog started to creep back in, the views could have been quite disappointing. It was also reasonably priced and the gift shop actually had some good quality items, which was a nice surprise! I have knocked a star off as the little cable car that takes you to the base of the tower from the bottom of the hill was not working on the day we went and we had to take the stairs - not an issue for us, but if you have mobility problems, you would have been stuck!
Written January 17, 2020
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Russell1979
Dubai, United Arab Emirates150 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
Located on Namsan mountain in central Seoul, it's easy to get to. Just after dusk provides breathtaking views. You need to take the cable car up the plaza area. Here you will find lots of attraction like the "love locks" something similar to Paris, wishing pond, various observatory decks, food court, museum's and the entrance to the observatory tower itself which boasts of panoramic views of the city of Seoul. One of Seoul's must visit attractions.
Written January 25, 2020
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Catherine Q
Nonthaburi, Thailand46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Solo
If your in Seoul you should visit the N Tower. The view is very fantastic, you can see the city lights on the top, its nice to visit during evening. They also have restaurant there in case your hungry and you want to enjoy the view while eating.
Written March 15, 2020
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