TRAVEL GUIDE: N Seoul Tower & Locks of Love

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Our first stop during our first day of touring in Seoul – was the N Seoul Tower (a land mark of Seoul) and also the Locks of Love. There’s also a place near by where you can try wearing a Hanbok (traditional Korean dress) for FREE!!! Click the READ MORE button below to get more info about our adventure to this place!

Seoul Tower
Welcome to Namsan Seoul Tower!

HOW TO GET THERE: There are a couple ways you can get here, we chose option 3 below!

1. Namsan Shuttle Bus

  • Circulation Bus No. 2: Chungmuro Station (Seoul Subway Lines 3 & 4), Exit 2 (in front of Daehan Cinema) or Dongguk University Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 6. (Operating hours: 7:00 am to 11:30 pm )
  • Circulation Bus No. 3: Seoul Station (Seoul Subway Lines 1 & 4), Exit 9, Itaewon Station (Seoul Subway Line 6), Exit 4 or Hangangjin Station (Seoul Subway Line 6), Exit 2.  (Operating hours: 7:30 am to 11:30 pm)
  • Circulation Bus No. 5: Myeong-dong Station (Seoul Subway Line 4), Exit 3 or Chungmuro Station (Seoul Subway Lines 3 & 4), Exit 2 (in front of Daehan Cinema). (Operating hours: 7:30 am to 11:30 pm)

Bus Stop at N Seoul Tower

2. Namsan Cable Car

Directions: From Myeong-dong Station (Seoul Subway Line 4), Go out at exit 3. Take the road to the right of Pacific Hotel and walk for about 10 minutes (open google maps!)

3. Seoul City Tour Bus (Hop On Hop Off) – this is the one we chose! Super convinient and highly recommended! I’ll make a separate post about this soon.

  • Operating hours: 9:00 am to 8:00 pm (last departure at 6:00 pm) – runs every 25 to 30 mins
  • NOTE: City Tour Bus does not operate on Mondays (Exception: national holiday falling on a Monday, and during summer peak season (4th week of July to August 15

N Seoul Tower Tickets

We didn’t book ahead or buy through any travel agency so we just queued up and purchased on the day. Ticket info below:

RATES – to the observatory:
Adults (13 years and over) = KRW 10,000 (approx. Php 490)
Elderly (65 years and over) + Children = KRW 8,000 (approx. Php 390)

If you need more information, you can check out their website here.

N Seoul Tower Observation Deck

Right before you enter the elevator for the observatory deck there is a photo zone where you can choose from different backgrounds you want. We chose the one with the cherry blossoms – you can collect your photo/s at the gift shop on the observatory deck. PS. when you’re in the elevator – look up! Hehe.

Prices per photo : 4×6 print: 3,500 won/ 6×8 print: 5,000 won/ 8×10 print: 10,000 won

N Seoul Tower Photo Zone

Seoul
Beautiful views of Seoul!

Seoul City

There’s a lot you can do here at the Observatory deck. Here’s a few:

  • Of course, you can check out the 360 panoramic view our Seoul City
  • Try out their N Photo Studio and try the Traditional Hanbok experience
  • Eat! So many restaurants here (N-Grill, HanCook,  N-Burger, just to name a few)
  • Shopping! There’s a small gift shop where you can buy some souvenirs.
Manila
So far away from my two homes ♥

Seoul City

There is also a little camera set up thing where you could either connect to Busan Tower and/or play games! You can win discounts, free tickets, etc. I was able to score a discount from Aritaum (sadly didn’t get to use it) and free entrance to Busan Tower – which I forgot to bring when we went to Busan Tower 🙁

It’ll also snap a photo of you at the end  and you can have it sent to your email account as a souvenir! Hehe.

N Seoul Tower Connecting Tower

Also, I’m just reading through their pamphlet at the moment and the tower actually lights up at night and the color actually represents the air quality of the city (Blue – good, Green – average, Yellow – bad and Red – poor). Interesting! Unfortunately we didn’t get to see the tower at night though.

Some random dessert you can buy at N Seoul Tower! Looks good!
Candy Station
Very tempting candy station also at the Observatory deck
Souvenir
Some cute souvenirs you can buy at the gift shop!
Seoul City
More views of Seoul city except this time from the ground
Seoul
Every where in Seoul is so clean! No trash anymore, I love it!

LOCKS OF LOVE

A place similar to the locks of love in Paris – outside of N Seoul Tower you’ll find tons and tons of colorful locks chained the side of a viewing deck and bridge. It’s a great photo op! Also, the locks are everywhereeeee. It gained popularity since a star couple of MBC’s We Got Married visited the site and also recently because of the KDrama – My Love from the Star.

Heart Chair

Heres’ what the pamphlet has to say about the Heart Chair (photo above):

“Bringing you closer to your beloved – Heart Chair. Fall in love as you have a seat on this magical bench. To bring you closer to your lover, the N Sarang Bear has bent the center of the bench into the shape of a heart. The fold of the V brings you closer to one another, making it an essential stop on your date. If you still experience some awkwardness when left alone with your lover, have a seat on the Heart Bench! It will tenderly bring you closer to your loved one.”

Love

Locks
So so so many! I wonder how heavy it is! Haha.

Fort

Have you ever wanted to try wearing a traditional Korean dress aka a Hanbok? N Seoul Tower offers a traditional Hanbok experience on the 4F of the tower – but the prices are quite hefty. We went look around the outside of the Tower and found this place! You can try on a Hanbok for FREE! All you have to do is sign up – only takes you a few secs hehe.

Hanbok
Me signing up to try a Hanbok.
Hanbok
I chose the pink one of course! They also have Hanboks for men as well!

Hanbok

Hanbok
If you see this place outside of the N Seoul Tower, the Hanbok place is right in front of it, to the left side inside a little white tent.

Hanbok

Overall, I really enjoyed exploring N Seoul Tower and Namsan Park! Have you been here before? How was your experience? If you haven’t been here yet, will you add this place to your bucket list? Let me know in the comments section below! ♥ Also if you haven’t read my last blog about Korea, click here.

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32 Comments

  1. I didn’t know there were locks of love in locations other than Paris! I really want to go visit now. Thanks for sharing this post!

  2. It’s so interesting to me that the locks of love are in Seoul too! I’ve seen them all around Europe, but for some reason I assumed it was exclusively European. Glad to know it’s not :).

  3. Such a great post! I just spent my last weekend there and enjoyed it so much! (mainly because of the beer garden by the gondola) I will def be using your bus tips because I only figured out the gondola haha. Planning on visiting again soon so this is super helpful!

  4. aw I ‘love’ (see what I did there) the concept of the heart bridge, so adorable!
    Was trying on the Korean gown for free your highlight? Or maybe the observatory deck?

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  5. Hey, I’m not sure if the last comment went through, so I hope you don’t mind if I risk duplicate commenting.
    That was handy finding a free hanbok fitting after a little search following a pricey one. Was that the highlight of your trip? Or was it perhaps the observatory deck?
    The heart bench and the concept of it is ADORABLE (quite an appropriate word aye)
    Where do

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  6. The views from the tower are amazing! You were very lucky that you could try the Korean dress on for free, a great find!

  7. Those views are just incredible! Such a unique way to see a city when you’re way up above. I’d love to visit the Locks of Love, so cute! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  8. I like knowing about the places from where I can get a top view of the city, Seoul Tower does just that. And those love locks are just so cute, they’re actually red heart shape, a great Instagrammable spot, isn’t it?

  9. You look gorgeous in the hanbok! I didn’t know that there are places where you can put them on for free – when I went with my friends we rented ours.

  10. This is such a nice place! I always wanted to visit Korea. This gives me more reasons to be there! Love that area with so many colorful locks!

  11. That’s a lot of padlock. I wonder how many padlocks are chained in that fence. Oh, I thought that the chair was damaged basing it on your picture but when I was reading your post, I can’t believe it was intentionally bent in the middle. I like their idea that the chair was bent so that you can sit really really close to each other. And whoa! The hanbok rental is free? Oh my let me book a ticket to SK now and relieve my Kdrama fantasies.

  12. I do wonder with the love lock, aside from it being an awesome photo opportunity, where does the key go? do they also throw it in the river? or do they keep the key? if they throw it in the river doesn’t that disturb the river’s ecosystems in some way? sorry, was just curious about that part. I love visiting other countries, but I think if I went to korea I would go more for the awesome skincare stuff that they sell there. hahaha

  13. I haven’t been there but I feel like I do because we have a love lock there. My then boyfriend was now my husband. Do you think the stories are true? That whoever’s name was there on the lock will end up together? I don’t believe it actually but for the sake of love, let’s trust the power of the locks haha

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