Seoul Sky

Seoul Sky: Hours, Address, Seoul Sky Reviews: 4.5/5

Observation Decks & Towers
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9:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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The Seoul Sky Observatory is located at the top of the Lotte World Tower, the world's fifth tallest building standing 123 stories and 555 meters high. As the tallest building in South Korea, it is the only place where you can take in a gorgeous 360-degree view of Seoul, the capital city of South Korea roaring with brilliant history and dynamic modern culture.
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ian s
Yorkshire, UK5,848 contributions
First off I want to say a big thank you to all the staff at Seoul Sky, From the nice chap at the information desk at the booking office right to the young lady that was on her first day in escorting people across the bridge.

Being 73 (74 in Korean) there was few question about if I was fit enough to climb up the 14 flights of stairs from floor 121 to the bridge. Being a mountain walker I told them that I think I should be ok. Our booking was for 1am and was told to be at the base of tower one hour before our time slot. The queue for the two elevators was maybe 30 minutes. No seating so at busy times be prepared to stand for a while.

To do the walk you are kitted out in red overalls and a safety harness. You can take your mobile phone with you to take photo on the bridge and there are lockers to put any bags ect that you can't take with you. In hindsight I should have taken my jumper off because with all the walking you do get warm. You are escorted in small groups through the public areas up to floor 121 then up the private staircase up 14 flights of stairs. Over half of them are outside and you soon get good view. By that time you are belayed and you remain belayed until you enter the inside of the building. You go up one tower cross the bridge and down the other tower.

Don't know if it was because we was the first group of the day to do the walk, But we had lots of time on the bridge itself. In with the price is two photos for each person on the tour. Only 5 people in our tour, us 3 and 2 others. Made sure you are belayed on with your members because you cannot change places for the photographs. Each group is taken out on the bridge for the photographs in turn, then the full tour group spends the rest of the time on the bridge looking at the views. We spent a good 15 minutes on the bridge before coming down.

Back on floor 117 you are given a certificate and a code for the photo desk on floor 120. You get two printed photos each and you can chose which ones you what plus you are given a code to download them on your computer at a later date.

OK it not cheap at 100,000 won each but things like this don't come cheap.
Written May 5, 2022
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elysiansoul
Seoul, South Korea148 contributions
Couples
A must go. The views are so worth. Visibility was 20-25km the day we visited, a clear day or maybe even a snowy day for a second visit would be my preference. Sky bridge anyone?? But really. Lol. There are 5 floors overall for the observation deck, 2 main floors with the lounge being at the top. Use an elevator on F121 to reach it. While visiting the Sky Lounge for snacks or drinks is nice, we didn’t care for the main entrees. There is better food in the tower. Lots of photo zone opportunities that you can purchase. There was a lot of glare when trying to take photos, so be prepared for that. Parking is ample at Lotte Tower or Mall. You can get a discount for parking if you show your receipt for the tower upon leaving if you parked near the tower. Seoul Sky entry is on Floor B1. We bought the Lotte Aquarium/Seoul Sky combo tickets for just under 80k KWN for both of us (a promotional event I think). We were able to go visit the aquarium and shop after lunch time and then go back to Seoul Sky whenever we wanted (we chose to catch sunset at the observation deck). Once you enter the observation deck you cannot re enter if you leave but there is no time limit.
Written November 8, 2020
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SherbetMelbourne
Melbourne, Australia131 contributions
This is the best way for a visitor to fully appreciate the magnitude of Seoul. We viisited Namsan tower and Seoul sky. I would rate this a must do for the views. It is like many other tall buildings around the world in regards to its glass floor walkout where you can look directly below but it certainly packs a wow factor due to the size of Seoul.
Written July 5, 2022
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Mdggnz
Auckland, New Zealand103 contributions
Couples
Over priced and service was poor, the staff didn't know the difference between a red and a white wine and they liked standing around whilst both my wine glass and my water glass were sitting empty. If you want to charge exorbitant pricing at least match it with excellent customer service. The food was great atleast the chefs are on point.
Written July 6, 2022
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Travelling Trapeze
London, UK67 contributions
Getting here was not easy. Again, Waze failed to get us there accurately. It took us about an hour to get there when in fact, it should have been only 20 mins.

Our tickets were purchased online and queueing was so long! You'd think after you get in at the entrance you will find the elevator, but no. It is a long line and a long wait to get to the elevator. We went there on a Saturday, so it is predicted that there will be too many people.

Once we got our turn to get in the elevator, the speed was amazingly quick. I had my left eardrums popping but it was expected.

We got to the 117th floor first.... it was already awesome. The glass floors were cool! The sight was beautiful outside because all we could admire were the lights from buildings and vehicles.

Getting to the top floor, the 123rd floor, was wonderful! That's where my fiance and I had dinner - with candlelight. It's very romantic in that place. Food was overwhelmingly delicious and expensive.
Written January 1, 2020
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GintamaZ
California2,736 contributions
Family
We skipped the N tower and come to Seoul Sky for the experience.

It’s very convenient as it’s outside of the metro station. Maybe due to the cost there is not a long line.

Go during sunset to see sunset and night view of the buzzling city
Written January 12, 2020
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atran1979
Adelaide, Australia34 contributions
Family
My family and I prepaid for our tickets to visit. We went early in the morning so it wasn’t so busy. It was a very interesting experience - from the interactive movie to the glass floor there is plenty to see. When we visited, the outside deck was closed without advising why.

They took many photos at points. A bit expensive to purchase individually 15,000 won each. They should offer a multiple package price which would be more appealing. Definitely something to experience
Written February 8, 2020
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Stef
46 contributions
Unfortunately the day we went up the tower it was very cloudy, but that didn't affect our experience. The setup they have is very cool, and the double decker elevator was very interesting. Glass floor and open air areas were both fascinating. Prices for souvenirs weren't that bad either. Views must be great, but we just couldn't see that far. On a clear day, I 100% recommend going up the tower.
Written January 28, 2020
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Traveller of the world
1,268 contributions
Solo
Highly recommend! Very high. Enclosed. There are various ticket options. I went with standard as I just wanted to see the views. There are a few floors where you can browse and enjoy the views. Some exhibitions along the way, a few places to have a drink or snack.
Written June 2, 2022
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Jem286
Matawan, NJ86 contributions
Felt like I was on top of the world looking down from the top. Standing next to the building looking up prior is wild seeing the top in the clouds. Admission price is fair, the experience is pretty cool. They sell professional photos up top as well.
Written November 28, 2021
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