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Seoul Sky

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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My first experience in the top of the building

Before getting to Seoul, I was searching interesting places in the Internet. There were a lot of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia
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Amazing view...glass floor

I was dubious about going to this attraction--everyone has been in a tall building--but it was... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2018
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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...more
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300, Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu | Lotte World Tower 117-123F, Seoul 05551, South Korea
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Before getting to Seoul, I was searching interesting places in the Internet. There were a lot of, but I was about to go somewhere I’ve never been to. So I decided it will be Lotte Tower, because it was the nearest place to Gangnam-where my...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank imidia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My sister and I took my mom here for sky tower. From the beginning they made us separate because only one person allowed to carry the wheelchair. It’s is so hard to meet after we separated. Couldn’t take a group picture and needed call each...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

I was dubious about going to this attraction--everyone has been in a tall building--but it was fascinating. The lower level explains the construction and engineering which was more interesting that i expected. The elevator up is only a minute and is one of the fastest...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 23, 2018 via mobile

Nice view from above on Seoul. Gives a good impression of the city. It is worth a visit, but a little pricey.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 18, 2018

The very quick elevator trip was the best as there were LED screens inside where a video is played to entertain the audience. And the drop off point is on the 117th floor where the view of the whole city can be seen. You can...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 29, 2018

Being 500 meters up is not something you do every day. you can selfie yourself to death, on 121, 122 and 124 floor and have a great coffee at the upper-level lounge. come before sunset and enjoy day, sunset and night time up in the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Izaxi
Reviewed October 29, 2018

Amazing view. 6 storey to appreciate the the beauty of the skyline at a different level. Only thing they can do better is the restaurant manager at the 123 floor not to be snobbish if we happened to be up there not for dinning but...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LordQ5
Reviewed October 28, 2018

Must be there early, the queue gets quite long even on a weekday. Went up first during my visit, had enough time to take photos and go out to the deck. Do walk on the glass floor which is scary and thrilling at the same...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Viperal
Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

Amazing amazing amazing !!!!!!!i was there at around 330 and loved it ....would strongly suggest to let photographers to do the sunset timing the view is spectacular .... good for everyone ....

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

This place was the highlight of my trip to Seoul! Make sure that you will go there before sunset so you can stay and also see the night view. The entrance fee might be steep but you will forget it once you get to the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Lizzie H
January 15, 2019|
Response from Jfrinzi | Reviewed this property |
The elevator is a normal elevator. I am not sure what they are speaking of. The elevator is pretty cool though.
Lizzie H
January 15, 2019|
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Response from monaamj | Reviewed this property |
The elevator stops at two levels and you can exit wherever you want to start your tour from ..if you go the the higher level you can just exit there and take the escalator other lower level ....
December 1, 2018|
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Response from Tippy_Longstocking | Reviewed this property |
I think they just expect you to order a drink....
Travel Forum Posts
Ghadeer M
Lotte world tower ticket (2 Replies)
Hi there . I was not able to find any tickets in August for Seoul sky tower (Lotte world tower) Is it a must to have a skip the line ticket to go there or is there we can go there and line to buy the tickets ? Also is the tower inside Lotte world or near it ?
August 02, 2018|
Response from4K4K|
Lotte World is a huge complex with multiple buildings all connected via underground walkways. So when you ask where the Lotte World Tower is, in relation to Lotte World, it is above the Lotte World Mall, next door to Lotte World Adventure (still connected underground walkways and Jamsik subway station.). There is no need to buy tickets in advance. At the window they will ask if you want to go in immediately (skip the line) or wait longer. There was no wait either way when we went in July.
Jansey W
Singapore, Singapore
Solo Trip (3 Replies)
Hi, I am planning to do a solo trip from 27 June to 1 July. Other than these places below, are there any must visit places? Gwangjang Market Naksan Park Lotte Tower Seoul Sky Yeouido Hangang Park Siloam Spa Bukhansan Mountain Thanks in advance.
May 10, 2018|
Response fromruffeecola|
Day 1: Culture & Tradition: Gwanghwamun Square, Exit 9 >> Gyeongbokgung Palace >> Insadong, Anguk Exit 6 >> Samcheong-dong, Anguk Exit 1 [Escape to Myeongdong at night for street food & shopping] Day 2: Day Trip on Gapyeong/Chuncheon (at least 2 if DIY) Nami Island | Petite France |Garden of Morning Calm | Jade Garden | Gapyeong Rail Bike Day 3: Day Trip to Northern West: Paju (Botanical Garden BCJ, Heyri Art Village, English Village) OR DMZ or JSA Or a Mountain...More
Seoul Sky Observatory (1 Replies)
We would like to visit the Seoul Sky Observatory during our August trip to Seoul. Is it necessary to buy tickets online before we arrive or can we just walk up and get in reasonably quickly? Also how does this compare with the other observatories in the city? Many thanks
July 18, 2017|
Response fromGlacierfed|
It was around 10am when I went, didn't see much of a line for tickets which we bought on the spot. But when we finished, there was a huge line. So better go early. The views are awesome, and the floor on one of the corners was quite a surprise (I should hold back so you can experience it, unless you already found out about it online).