N Seoul Tower has a special meaning for my wife and I. We were actually suppose to go there on our second, but the weather was too crappy, so we decided to say inside and watch bootlegged copies of movies (4 for 10000KRW. NICEUH!!) Five years later to the day, after marriage and a child, we finally got around to our second date. It was worth the wait.
LP’s Description: The travel guide focuses on the N Seoul Tower’s panoramic views both during the day and at night. They make reference to the locks of love up on the tower.
How to get there: There are several ways to get there. I would recommend heading to Itaewon and departing from Exit 4. From there you will see a bus stop. Hop on the number 3 bus and it will take you up. However, the easiest way is to simply jump into a taxi and say N Seoul tower and they will literally take you to the base of the mountain where you can catch a bus up. For a list of places and subway stops that can take you there check out Visit Korea website.
What To Do at N Seoul Tower: The biggest attraction is to head up the tower and check out the amazing view of the city. However, there is also a teddy bear museum, and some restaurants for your dining pleasure. Unfortunately, we didn’t get a chance to check out the restaurant, as we already had reservations elsewhere, but we did get a couple of sweets from the candy shop in the tower.
We decided to head down and check out the teddy bear store, although Jill will tell you I’m all the teddy bear she needs. I’ve never seen the museum and didn’t feel like forking over the extra cash. Maybe this was the museum? I didn’t see anything else resembling a museum when I was there.
Value: It’s 9000KRW for adults, 7000KRW for seniors/youth, 5000KRW for children to get up the tower. There is a packaged deal of 14000KRW/10000KRW/7000KRW for the tower and the teddy bear museum. However, I just walked in and no one really said anything. On a great day, this would be worth the trip up the tower to get some excellent views of the city in the day or night. I would recommend it, but a word of warning, it could get boring for the kids, and if you have an infant like I do, it could be difficult to actually get up to the tower, as the buses are busy, which would be difficult to fit a stroller.
Who Should Visit N Seoul Tower: People looking for a new view and to kill a couple of hours with the kids. Hiking enthusiasts who are looking for a challenging hike with a rewarding view at the top of Namsan Mountain.
Who Should Avoid N Seoul Tower: Fear of heights? You might want to sit this one out. Also, people with infants, toddlers and the elder might want to take caution. This could be a challenging walk or simply too many people for them.