Namsan Mountain Park (with N Seoul Tower at night)
Namsan Park is regarded as one of Seoul's top tourist destinations. Namsan Park is popular all year round with both locals and visitors from all over the world. It's also well-known as a great place to see the city of Seoul at night. I visited here at night this time.
Last year in August, a buddy of mine who had been working overseas for a while arrived from Mexico for vacation, and as our last stop in Seoul, we decided to visit Namsan Mountain.
Finally, after visiting the Blue House and Gyeongbokgung Palace, we made it here, completing a wonderful day trip in Seoul.
We took public transportation to Namsan Park that day. The bus stop in front of Namsan Library is conveniently located on the 402 bus route.
Namsan Park has a parking area right next to the Namsan Library where you can leave your vehicle for 160 won for 5 minutes. Despite being the closest parking lot to Namsan Park, it is relatively small.
To reach Namsan Seoul Tower from here is about 1.3 kilometers. There is a well-worn path up to Namsan that is recommended for everyone. It shouldn't take more than 30 minutes to get there.
If you take it easy and make your way up that way, you'll reach Seoul Tower Plaza and the magnificent Namsan Tower. The time was probably around 6 o'clock that August evening.
We could see all of Seoul clearly because it was before sunset. The view from across the plaza, in my opinion, is more picturesque.
The "Love Locks" on Namsan Mountain is an iconic landmark. On the opposite side of the square is a considerably larger area dedicated to Love Locks.
Seoul Tower Plaza
We also explored Seoul Tower Plaza, which houses numerous eateries, shops, and entertainment venues.
It would be ideal to have an indoor date in the plaza building, as it has a Starbucks, a hot dog stand, a photo studio, and more.
After a long hike, we reached Namsan Park Square, where the Palgakjeong Pavilion is located. The clear view from up here was really beautiful.
The sky was bright when we arrived in Namsan Park, but quickly became dark.
There is an observatory at the top of the Seoul Namsan Tower (N Seoul Tower) for 16,000 won per person. The observatory opens until late, so you can get a stunning view of Seoul even after dark.
Also an indoor space with a fantastic view.
There are so many love locks in the plaza where they are all kept that counting them would be impossible. Locks are still available in vending machines.
We took the other route back down Namsan from where we came, down the road behind Palgakjeong Pavilion. This way leads to the Namsan Cable Car.
The departure point for the Namsan cable car may be found a short distance below the Palgakjeong Pavilion. Cable care costs KRW 11,000 per adult for one way. The total cost for a round trip is 14,000. However, we made our way down Namsan Mountain on foot.
From Namsan Park, you can get down to the city by going along the Namsan Fortress Wall. There are many spots along the route where you can see the stunning view of Seoul at night.
Namsan Park in Seoul is a popular destination, and for good reason; the park's paths lead in several fantastic directions. Also, the Namsan Tower (N Seoul Tower) is easily accessible by foot, bus, bicycle, and cable car, making it suitable for visitors of all ages.
This is one of the few places I visit every year. So how about taking a trip this time around if you've never been? Both Namsan Park and Namsan Tower, are popular spots in Seoul at night.
Address : 231 Samil-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul OPEN GOOGLE MAP
Phone : +82-2-3783-5900
N Seoul Tower Observatory : Monday - Friday : 10:30 - 22:30, Saturday - Sunday : 10:30 - 23:00
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