Seoul sky (with Sunset)
On a dusty March day, I went to Seoul Sky, the tallest observatory within Lotte World Tower. Although the weather has been lovely lately, it's unfortunate that I visited on a day with a lot of fine dust.
Lotte World Tower, the fifth-tallest structure in the world and the tallest in Korea is where Seoul Sky is located. Lotte World Tower has 123 levels and is 555 meters high, and the observatory is located at Korea's highest peak, 500m above ground level.
You can take in the views of Olympic Park to the east, COEX, Namsan Mountain, Yeouido, and Bukhansan Mountain, as well as the Han River and Olympic Park to the north and west.
Jamsil district is the town of Lotte Group. From Lotte World to Lotte World Hotel, Lotte Department Store and Mart, Lotte World Mall, and Lotte World Tower are all nearby. Seoul Sky Observatory is located in Lotte World Tower, now the highest structure in Korea.
I used to occasionally go to Lotte Mall, but this was my first time seeing the tower, so I was really excited about what the view would be like from Korea's highest point.
After purchasing the ticket, I made my way to the elevator leading to the observatory.
Various introductions and videos about Lotte World Tower are playing. Dancheong, a traditional Korean pattern, is also showing off its beauty.
We got on the Sky shuttle (elevator) after passing the digital signage. A film of various Seoul sceneries and the Lotte World Tower was introduced in the elevator.
It didn't take long to get to the 117th level.
When you step out of the elevator, this is what you see.
If it had been clear, I would have liked it, but seeing Seoul covered in fine dust was a bit disappointing.
At 541m, there is a sky bridge that lets you walk across between two towers.
The view from Lotte World Tower in Jamsil, in my opinion, is not very good. I believe Seoul's greatest view is from the 63 Building in Yeouido. N Seoul Tower comes next.
The glass floor allows for a clear view of the Jamsil Station crossroads below the tower.
The area in the observatory where the glass floor and the glass window are joined is a popular gathering place. It is a must-see location to take selfies when visiting the observatory.
I walked up to Seoul Sky Café, the highest cafe under the sky.
Had a cup of coffee as I waited for the sunset.
Sunsets are always stunning no matter the weather, even on cloudy days.
As the sun goes down, the streets and towns gradually begin to turn on their lights one by one.
Now it's time to enjoy the night in Seoul.
In the evening, more people gathered to enjoy the magnificent night view of Seoul.
I had to say goodbye to Seoul Sky since it was getting dark and I was becoming hungry.
If we had gone on a sunny day, it would have been great, but a day with fine dust wasn't so terrible. Lotte World Tower somehow overtook the highest structure in Korea. Although I don't particularly like Lotte Group, it's unfortunate that it's the top building.
The forthcoming building from Hyundai Motor Group has fewer stories, and no one is sure when the Landmark Tower near Yongsan Station will go up. No idea if anything will ever be constructed taller than the Lotte World Tower.
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Writer : kigulove
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