Seoul Sky
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
About
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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  • 197gabes
    Singapore, Singapore137 contributions
    Great place to view the entire city
    The view from the observation deck is amazing. You get a 360 view of Seoul. Ticket prices are reasonable considering there are actually several observation levels, each with own unique activities. Even the trip up to the first observation level was a thrill itself. As we stepped into an elevator at level 1, we are surrounded by high definition screens which played an introduction of the place just as the door closes. The next thing when the short clip ends and the door opens again you, like magic we have been transported to the first observation deck at level 117. The whole trip was probably less than a minute. Wow! We had a great time exploring the place and looking for the various landmarks like the Seoul Tower, Olympic Park from the structure. There is a glass floor observation attraction on level 118, this is definitely not for someone that has fear of heights. There are occasional tour groups that will see some people jousting for space to do their Instagram shot. But most of the time the place is big enough not to feel too crowded. Snack and drinks are available on site so it’s nice to be able to grab a drink and just sit to watch the entire city below goes by. If ever in Seoul for only a short duration and there is time to visit either Seoul Tower or Seoul Sky. Would recommend the Seoul Sky since its better connected by public transport (with subway line just below it) and also 2 huge malls with duty free shopping available and an amusement park connected to it.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 18, 2023
  • RoyalSilk
    Edgware, United Kingdom288 contributions
    Amazing Views, Well Worth The Visit
    We went on a clear day early in the morning (it opens at 1030). We were doing walk up tickets but given an instant 'two person' discount so that entry was only 22000 KRW. There wasn't much queuing. The actual spectacle is over five floors and well worth seeing, at 500m (c1500 ft) the views are amazing and it reminds you how half of South Korea is packed into tightly-built apartments. You can spend as long as you like up there (we were about an hour) and there are cafes there as well. Well worth the trip south of the river.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 22, 2023
  • Clochette15
    Switzerland153 contributions
    New Seoul skyline - impressive and beautiful
    Worth the visit, but choose your schedule. We did it at the end of the afternoon, to enjoy the sunset and then the city night lights. It’s really impressive from the top, but also from the floor. You can take very nice pictures from the lake nearby, as the building is very aesthetic and visible from far away.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 12, 2023
  • Bretty
    Melbourne, Australia11 contributions
    Spectacular Seoul
    Sensational 360 degree view. Multiple levels to explore with outdoor viewing points. Plenty of seats and a coffee shop. The apartments below look like tiny Lego structures from the sheer height. Recommend!
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written November 19, 2023
  • Milind Tendulkar
    Pune, India185 contributions
    Spectacular experience!..
    That was amazing 360 degree view of Seoul from 555mtr high (almost 123 floors). This is the world's 5th tallest structure. Must visit a least once. They have nice observatories at 118th, 119th and 120th floors. Of course you have to pay fees to go up there but worth it.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled on business
    Written January 29, 2024
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197gabes
Singapore, Singapore137 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
The view from the observation deck is amazing. You get a 360 view of Seoul. Ticket prices are reasonable considering there are actually several observation levels, each with own unique activities.
Even the trip up to the first observation level was a thrill itself. As we stepped into an elevator at level 1, we are surrounded by high definition screens which played an introduction of the place just as the door closes. The next thing when the short clip ends and the door opens again you, like magic we have been transported to the first observation deck at level 117. The whole trip was probably less than a minute. Wow!
We had a great time exploring the place and looking for the various landmarks like the Seoul Tower, Olympic Park from the structure.
There is a glass floor observation attraction on level 118, this is definitely not for someone that has fear of heights.
There are occasional tour groups that will see some people jousting for space to do their Instagram shot. But most of the time the place is big enough not to feel too crowded.
Snack and drinks are available on site so it’s nice to be able to grab a drink and just sit to watch the entire city below goes by.
If ever in Seoul for only a short duration and there is time to visit either Seoul Tower or Seoul Sky. Would recommend the Seoul Sky since its better connected by public transport (with subway line just below it) and also 2 huge malls with duty free shopping available and an amusement park connected to it.
Written October 19, 2023
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Michelle H
Hong Kong, China76 contributions
Jan 2023 • Family
It is nice to watch the sunset.However,they had a bad management.The staff don’t have a well plan.When I was there, I lined up for 1 hour to get down. The staff asked those who are waiting at 120th floor go to 121st floor after they have waited for 1 hr. After I can have some hope to take the elevator go down, the staff dropped the queue and asked us to let those ppl from 120th go down first. When the staff made announcement about any updates, they only speak Korean. No English no Chinese no Japanese, it is unfriendly to foreigner as specially it is a tourist attraction. I am so disappointed. Even I go to Dubai one, I never felt this. Don’t use holiday as an excuse !
Written January 24, 2023
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Travelling Trapeze
London, UK68 contributions
Dec 2019
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
Jan 2020 • 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
Feb 2020 • 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
Dec 2019
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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SherbetMelbourne
Melbourne, Australia131 contributions
Jun 2022
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 Zealand139 contributions
Jul 2022 • 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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Clochette15
Switzerland153 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
Worth the visit, but choose your schedule. We did it at the end of the afternoon, to enjoy the sunset and then the city night lights. It’s really impressive from the top, but also from the floor. You can take very nice pictures from the lake nearby, as the building is very aesthetic and visible from far away.
Written November 12, 2023
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Shirley C
Hong Kong, China6 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
To be honest nothing spectacular. The horrifying moment was when we decided to leave. People were only allow to go up starting from 117th and no way to go down. Although both lifts are operating but the waiting time is more than an hour and there is no proper queue direction. Some of visitors were made to re-queue several times. I believe this is not a rare situation to them. The management needs to consider carefully how to resolve this issue.
Written January 24, 2023
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