N Seoul Tower

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N Seoul Tower showing a city, nightlife and modern architecture

This Seoul landmark can be seen from miles around and offers the finest panoramas of the city.

N Seoul Tower’s first usewas as a TV and radio broadcast tower in 1969. It instantly became a landmarkthanks to its height and location on the peak of Namsan Mountain. Today, the 777-foot(237 meter) tower offers unparalleled views of Seoul and beyond from itsobservation deck, as well as restaurants, cinemas and performance spaces.

The tower first opened asa tourist attraction in 1980, and its famous light displays were added in 2005,and the letter “N” was added to its name. The N stands for “new” look.

Head up the tower and takein the 360-degree panorama from the observatory. You can purchase tickets froma booth outside the tower. The observatory level is a good place to dine;options include a French restaurant that rotates fully every 48 minutes.

Its views are just oneaspect of the N Seoul Tower. The complex also houses the Teddy Bear Museum, alovingly compiled collection of stuffed toys. Couples may want to fasten aromantic padlock on the roof terrace on N Plaza, as is the tradition. Otherwise,throw heart-shaped coins into the Wishing Pond inside the tower.

N Seoul Tower’s otherclaim to fame is that it has the highest restrooms in the city. The HaneulRestroom can be found on the second floor of the tower, and has been describedas more art gallery than public amenity. It’s probably the best view of Seoulyou can get while washing your hands.

The tower is regularlyilluminated after dark with seasonal light displays. These can be admired fromMt. Namsan itself, or gazing up from down on street level. Remember to takeyour camera.

The easiest way to get upto the tower is on the Namsan cable car from Hoehyeon-dong. Cable cars departregularly, and will get you to the Mt. Namsan stop in an impressive threeminutes. From here, it’s a short walk to N Seoul Tower.

N Seoul Tower is openyear-round. It’s open until late in the evening. Hold off your visit if it’scloudy, as you won’t see very far.

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