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Standing an impressive 237 metres tall, the iconic N Seoul Tower offers panoramic views of the city and beyond from its popular observation deck. Situated at the top of Namsan Mountain and first used as a broadcast tower, the tower is home to cinemas, restaurants and performance spaces. The Seoul Tower has been operating as a tourist attraction since 1980, and in 2005, it added its now famous light displays and the “N” to its name.
Your first stop should be the observation deck. Buy tickets from the booth outside the tower and go up to the deck, which offers incredible views in all directions across Seoul. Stay for dinner at the rotating French restaurant – every 48 minutes the restaurant does one full rotation, meaning you can appreciate the view from all perspectives.
It’s a tradition among couples to fasten a “love padlock” on the roof terrace of N Plaza, or to fling heart-shaped coins into the tower’s pretty Wishing Pond. The N Seoul Tower is also home to the rather bizarre Teddy Bear Museum, a collection of stuffed toys old and new.
Pay a visit to Seoul’s highest toilet facilities at the Hanuel Restroom, which is more akin to an art gallery! You’ll be hard pressed to find better views while you wash your hands!
When the sun goes down, the N Seoul Tower lights up, with fantastic seasonal light displays. Bring your camera and enjoy them from street level. Alternatively, you can head up Mount Namsan itself, taking the Namsan cable car from Hoehyeon-dong. The cable cars depart regularly and take only three minutes to take you all the way to the Mt Namsan stop, from where you can walk the rest of the way to the tower.
The N Seoul Tower is open until late all year round. Try and visit on a clear day when the views are at their best.
Located in Myeongdong, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Seoul City Hall, Namdaemun Market and Gwanghwamun. Gyeongbok Palace is 1.3 mi (2 km) away. Euljilo 3-ga Station is 6 minutes by foot and Euljiro 1-ga Station is 8 minutes.
Located in Yongsan-gu, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Namsan Botanical Garden, Itaewon Antique Furniture Street and Leeum Samsung Museum of Art. Itawon Street and Blue Square are also within 15 minutes. Itaewon Station is 11 minutes by foot and Hangangjin Station is 14 minutes.
Located in Yongsan-gu, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Lotte Outlets - Seoul Station Branch and Sungnyemun Gate. Namdaemun Market and Deoksugung Palace are also within 1 mi (2 km). Seoul Station is 7 minutes by foot and Sukdaeipgu Station is 9 minutes.
Located in Jung-gu, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Namsan Park, Korea House and Dongdaemun Design Plaza. Dongdaemun History and Culture Park and Dongdaemun History & Culture Park are also within 1 mile (2 km). Dongguk University Station is only a 4-minute walk and Yaksu Station is 13 minutes.
Located in Jung-gu, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Sungnyemun Gate and Deoksugung Palace. Cheonggye Plaza and Dongdaemun History and Culture Park are also within 3 mi (5 km). City Hall Station is 6 minutes by foot and Seoul Station is 11 minutes.
Located in Jung-gu, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Namdaemun Market and Namsan Park. N Seoul Tower and Gyeongbok Palace are also within 2 mi (3 km). Hoehyeon Station is only a 3-minute walk and Myeong-dong Station is 8 minutes.
Located in Jung-gu, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Postal Museum of Korea, Bank of Korea Museum and Seven Luck Casino Millennium Seoul Hilton Branch. Sungnyemun Gate and Chojun Textile & Quilt Art Museum are also within 10 minutes. Hoehyeon Station is only a 2-minute walk and Myeong-dong Station is 9 minutes.
Located in Jung-gu, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Korea House and Cheonggyecheon. Myeongdong Street and Namsan Park are also within 15 minutes. Euljilo 3-ga Station is 5 minutes by foot and Chungmuro Station is 6 minutes.