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N Seoul Tower
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N Seoul Tower featuring skyline, night scenes and a city

Wherever you are in Seoul, you'll usually be able to spot this landmark that offers superb views over the city.

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.

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Grand Hyatt Seoul
Grand Hyatt Seoul
5 out of 5
322, Sowol-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, Seoul
The price is NZ$308 per night from 12 May to 12 May
Located in Itaewon, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Namsan Botanical Garden, Itaewon Antique Furniture Street and Leeum Samsung Museum of Art. ...
4.2/5Excellent! (1,230 reviews)
Good stay
"The Mountain View room had a great view! Comfortable beds. We booked this hotel because of the outdoor pool. It is beautiful (was quite chilly this time of year, so we just sunbathed and used the hot tub). What was annoying was that there was so poolside service. You needed to walk up to place the ..."

Reviewed on 1 Oct. 2020

Grand Hyatt Seoul
Millennium Hilton Seoul
Millennium Hilton Seoul
5 out of 5
50, Sowol-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, Seoul
The price is NZ$214 per night from 19 May to 19 May
This family-friendly Seoul hotel is located in a regional park, just steps away from Seven Luck Casino Millennium Seoul Hilton Branch and Namsan Park. Namdaemun ...
4.3/5Excellent! (955 reviews)
"The mountain view was awesome"

Reviewed on 4 May 2021

Millennium Hilton Seoul
LOTTE City Hotel Myeongdong
LOTTE City Hotel Myeongdong
4 out of 5
362, Samil-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul
The price is NZ$96 per night from 12 May to 12 May
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 ...
4.4/5Excellent! (2,318 reviews)
"Clean and very friendly staff"

Reviewed on 4 May 2021

LOTTE City Hotel Myeongdong
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Grand Hyatt Seoul
Grand Hyatt Seoul
5 out of 5
322, Sowol-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, Seoul
The price is NZ$308 per night from 12 May to 12 May
Grand Hyatt Seoul
Millennium Hilton Seoul
Millennium Hilton Seoul
5 out of 5
50, Sowol-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, Seoul
The price is NZ$214 per night from 19 May to 19 May
Millennium Hilton Seoul
LOTTE City Hotel Myeongdong
LOTTE City Hotel Myeongdong
4 out of 5
362, Samil-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul
The price is NZ$96 per night from 12 May to 12 May
LOTTE City Hotel Myeongdong
The Shilla Seoul
The Shilla Seoul
5 out of 5
249, Dongho-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, Seoul
The price is NZ$416 per night from 2 Jun. to 2 Jun.
The Shilla Seoul
Four Points by Sheraton Seoul Station
Four Points by Sheraton Seoul Station
3.5 out of 5
37-85 Dongja-dong, Youngsan Gu, Seoul, Seoul
The price is NZ$89 per night from 10 Jun. to 10 Jun.
Four Points by Sheraton Seoul Station
Tmark Grand hotel Myeongdong
Tmark Grand hotel Myeongdong
4.5 out of 5
52, Toegye-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
The price is NZ$95 per night from 4 Jun. to 4 Jun.
Tmark Grand hotel Myeongdong
Lotte Hotel Seoul
Lotte Hotel Seoul
5 out of 5
30, Eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, Seoul
The price is NZ$268 per night from 19 May to 19 May
Lotte Hotel Seoul
Novotel Ambassador Seoul Dongdaemun Hotels & Residences
Novotel Ambassador Seoul Dongdaemun Hotels & Residences
4.5 out of 5
238 Euljiro, Jung Gu, Seoul, KR
The price is NZ$177 per night from 12 May to 12 May
Novotel Ambassador Seoul Dongdaemun Hotels & Residences
Shilla Stay Gwanghwamun
Shilla Stay Gwanghwamun
4 out of 5
71, Sambong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
The price is NZ$99 per night from 9 Jun. to 9 Jun.
Shilla Stay Gwanghwamun
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