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Namsan Park
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Seoul by Night including Dinner
Ranked #16 of 740 things to do in Seoul
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

It is convenient to go to Namsan Park. Just take Line 4 and stop at 424. You can get a route to go to the park. If you wish, you can take the cable car. But we prefer to have a climb to the peak. On the way, you can enjoy the beautiful scene. Also you can enjoy the famous Sakura.

Visited April 2013
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“Romantic place and couple must visit”
Reviewed September 1, 2013

I went to namsan tower by tour bus. First thing you should do take a deep breath while walk to reach the top. Its like 60 degrees. Then you can see all around the city. When you see the gate its full of padlock. Couple used to write their name and lock in here. It means like they will be together as well. Its very recomended place

Visited April 2013
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“Very busy”
Reviewed September 1, 2013

Namsan tower is a very good viewpoint to appreciate the vast city that Seoul is. The walk to the tower from the entrance of the park is very nice and has its own good views, but quite far. So bring some time, if you choose to walk. The entrance fee is quite high and there's a bit of a wait to get into the elevator. Once at the top you can enjoy all around views of Seoul and the mountains. Bring some patience though as it is busy on the viewing platform as well and very noisy. Photos can be a bit tricky to take, because of the reflections in the glass and the bright lights inside. It would be nice if they dimmed those. Overall a good place to visit in Seoul but not my first choice.

Visited April 2013
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“Nice, but very touristic”
Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

Really nice Park and a lot to learn.
If you are just interested into the peak take one of the busses (cheap). But i recommend going up, what offers some good views.
The peak of nansan is pretty overrun by tourists, so nothing for nature lovers.

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“Fun in the outdoors”
Reviewed August 26, 2013

This park is extensive. There are a wide number of walking /hiking/ or running trails that range around Namsan mountain. Seoul Tower (also known as Namsan tower) is at the top of the mountain and provides excellent views to the surrounding area. Outside the tower is a very nice square with restaurants and small shops, as well as an area where they do performances and a large pavilion you can stop to eat lunch at. The whole park is great for pictures! With multiple trails there are always new things to see. There are also large sections of the original fortress walls still in existence, and they have one area where they still do changing of the guard on the watch-fires during the summer. There are sometimes cultural ambassadors up near the watch-fires with costumes that tourists can try on of the traditional clothing too! My kids absolutely loved this. The walk up the mountain can be steep, but there are also the trams and the city bus tour that get pretty close to the top if you don't want to walk all the way up. A great chance to see a bit of history as well as a bit of the modern world, and to enjoy nature!

Visited July 2013
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