Put your love lock and relive scenes of Korean dramas in N Seoul Tower and dive into the cute pink world of Hello Kitty at Hello Kitty Island in Seoul!
About N Seoul Tower
Address: 105 Namsangongwon-gil, Yongsan 2(i)ga-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
N Seoul Tower is definitely a must go for all visitors to Seoul and it is ranked on Tripadvisor as one of the top things to do in Seoul! N Seoul Tower, also known as Namsan Tower, is one of the main landmark of Seoul. Built in 1969, it was used as a communication tower and it was not until 1980 that it was opened as a public observation tower. At 236m, it is the highest point in Seoul and offers full panorama view of the beautiful city and Hangang River.
How to get to N Seoul Tower
Located in the Namsan Park in the middle of Seoul, N Seoul Tower is easily reachable from Myongdong through cable car or bus. We chose the bus this time since it is less crowded and also a cool way to tour across different parts of Seoul!
We rode the Namsan Shuttle Bus No 5, which cost 1,100 won for adult with a transportation card. This is much cheaper than the expensive and crowded cable car, which cost 8,500won for round trip! The bus ride took around 30 mins and it was a nice and leisure way to see the sights of Seoul and the scenic Namsan Park.
Transportation Guide: http://www.nseoultower.co.kr/eng/visit/traffic.asp
Long hiking path to the tower from the bus stop
N Seoul Tower Tickets
Tickets to go up to the Observatory for N Seoul Tower costs 10,000 won for adults and 8,000 won for children and seniors. As it is a popular tourist destination, expect long lineups for tickets especially during holidays and evenings.
To get discount and avoid hassle of lining up for tickets, we got our tickets before leaving for Seoul through KKday. KKday offer 25% off regular price tickets, with ticketsstarting at $6.60 USD only!
Beside the observatory tower tickets, you can also obtain combo tickets including admission to Hello Kitty Island and/or Ssentoy Museum!
Redeeming the voucher is very easy, just show the confirmation email from KKday to the ticket office in the basement of N Seoul Tower, and you are good to go!
Link to Discount N Seoul Tower Tickets: https://www.kkday.com/en/product/2768
Entrance to the Observation Deck
Cute mascots greeting at the entrance!
Ticket office where you can purchase tickets or redeem KKday vouchers
N Seoul Tower Love Locks
N Seoul Tower is a romantic pilgrimage for those couples who wish to declare their eternal love. Similar to Paris’ Pont des Arts, there is a wall of love locks are located in the square right outside N Seoul Tower. This location has been heavily featured in a lot of Korean dramas, including 2016 popular hit The Legend of Blue Sea and classic My Love from the Star, featuring Kim Soo-hyun and Jun Ji-hyun.
There are countless locks on the fence surrounding N Seoul Tower and we were amazed by the creativeness in the locks. Lovers decorate their locks with inscription by pen or engraved, some have pictures, stickers! It was an amazing sight to see so many couples visiting together and put on new locks to symbolize their everlasting love to each other.
Putting our Love Lock!
The love lock terrace also have unique V-shaped benches which were also a symbol of N Seoul Tower!
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Up at 236m high, the observation deck at N Seoul Tower offers breathtaking 360 degree view of the entire city of Seoul! First up you will have one of the coolest elevator ride ever, with fancy projection and CGI take seems like you are on a rocket ship instead of an elevator!
Elevator ride up to the Observation Deck
A unique feature on the observation deck is that there are direction and distance to major cities around the world. We found we are 10,728km away from Toronto and it is so far away!
Home is so far away!
Beside enjoying the beautiful scenery of Seoul, the observation deck also carries good selection of gifts and souvenirs, a photo booth where you can dress in Hanbok, a Weeny Beeny candy shops, and also a cute mail box so you can mail postcard literally at the top of Seoul!
Observation Deck Video Tour
Cute gifts and souvenirs of N Seoul Tower
There is also a photo studio where you can dress up in traditional Korean clothing Hanbok
Weeny Beeny candy shop for all your sweet needs!
Mail box at the top of Seoul
Hello Kitty Island
Beside the observation deck, there is also a Hello Kitty museum in N Seoul Tower! Hello Kitty Island features four rooms designed in the concept of Hello Kitty inviting friends to visit “Hello Kitty House” in Seoul.
Entrance to Hello Kitty Island, which is located beside the ticket office on the basement floor
I am taller than Hello Kitty!
Waiting for bus at the Hello Kitty bus stop
Probably the most Hello Kitty piano ever
Hello Kitty Living Room
Dessert with Hello Kitty herself!
One of the coolest features of Hello Kitty Island is the Hello Kitty Street Heart Hall. It is the corridor of hearts lined up with hand written love notes! Legend has it that your wish will come true if you and your loved one touch the heart at the beginning of the corridor and hold hands to walk through the path!
Hello Kitty Street Heart Hall
Overall we enjoy our visit to N Seoul Tower and Hello Kitty Island very much and we would recommend to anyone visiting Seoul! Remember to get discount ticket through KKday using links below!
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