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N Seoul Tower – NamSan Tower! [Part 8]

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After visiting the observatory, I went down one floor where they had the N Seoul Tower gift shop.  There, I found even more love thingees. You can see that people from all over the world have left their message here on the wall for future visitors to see.  I should have left mine too, oh well maybe next time. Now the wall is full, people are posting them on the ceiling.  The next time I visit, I am sure that will fill up too. Here, you can buy some love locks so you can lock in your love at N Seoul Tower and come back to see it years later. This is probably the best location to take photo of N Seoul Tower, by resting Korean benches. This is a traditional Korean resting area. As I headed back down via cable car, I realized N Seoul Tower is definitely a place to  go with your loved ones.  So next time you are in South Korea, don’t forget to bring your girlfriend/wife and enjoy a nice lunch or dinner on the highest point in Seoul. Go back to Part 7

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N Seoul Tower – NamSan Tower! [Part 7]

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Finally, I bought a ticket to the N Seoul Tower observatory.  Yes, this is the actual N Seoul Tower. There’s also a world-famous Bear Museum on the bottom floor of N Seoul Tower.  I will have to visit that another time. We took a high-speed elevator that took us to T3 floor, the observatory. The N Seoul Tower observatory has 360 degree clear views of Seoul and each window shows you how far in kilometers it is from other countries. New York is about 11,061 kilometers away. And Pyongyang, capital of North Korea is only 193.60 kilometers away.  That’s only 120 miles and reason why there’s a high tension between North and South Korea.  A nuclear missile won’t take long to reach Seoul. I’ve always wondered why Korea doesn’t move the capital more south but then there’s no place in Korea like Seoul. The views are priceless at N Seoul Tower observatory. (of course)  Definitely worth the 8,000 won I paid for my ticket. San Francisco, my hometown, is 9,040.09 kilometers facing east.  I traveled pretty far to take these photos, yey. Russia isn’t too far away. More distances to different countries. Distances to Southeast Asian countries can be seen … Continue reading

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N Seoul Tower – NamSan Tower! [Part 6]

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Like I told you in Part 4, I noticed even more locks on the other side of N Seoul Tower. And there’s an Oriental Roo, some type of fusion Asian restaurant.  I want to try them all one day. Here’s a funky V-shaped bench so you and your lover will make sure to be closer. Some people even put their locks on the sign to not to put locks. More great views of city of Seoul can be seen here. Go back to Part 5 Go to Part 7

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N Seoul Tower – NamSan Tower! [Part 5]

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On the south side of N Seoul Tower, you can see the whole view of Seoul, a very pretty view. You can see the HanGang river that divides north and south side of Seoul. At night, it’s even more spectacular as you will see millions of city lights. There’s also a bar called N Terrace, that probably has the best view in Seoul for a bar. Heineken draft beer looks awfully good not to sit down and enjoy the view at the N Terrace. Go back to Part 4 Go to Part 6

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N Seoul Tower – NamSan Tower! [Part 4]

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When you walk around a bit, you will find these Christmas trees (or love trees I found out) where people will lock their locks with some writing. Let’s take a close look at how crazy Koreans are about leaving their love mark on the N Seoul Tower. You can see “Dr Cindy Leung”, looks like many tourists have left their mark too.  You don’t have to bring your own lock but just buy it at the N Seoul Tower gift shop and lock-in your love life here too when you visit. Some locks look like they have been here for over a decade! Korea is probably only place where they allow people to leave their locks like this. Some even use bike locks, um… And some use ping pong balls. Literally there’s millions locks, I wonder if we can even count them all. Here’s a cool shot I took of the love tree over N Seoul Tower. It doesn’t end here though, later I will show you even more locks. Go back to Part 3 Go to Part 5

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N Seoul Tower – NamSan Tower! [Part 3]

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The N Seoul Tower has multiple levels at the very top, with restaurants, observatory, and more. Here’s a close-up shot of N Seoul Tower under the tower. I think these antennas are actually used for mobile smartphones and whatnot. To get to the observatory, you will have to buy a ticket.  Don’t worry, there’s a high-speed elevator that takes you up there.  The ticket is 8,000 won or around $7.50 USD. The N Seoul Tower can be seen from most parts of Seoul, it looked so small but in reality is pretty darn huge. Go back to Part 2 Go to Part 4

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N Seoul Tower – NamSan Tower! [Part 2]

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When you first get off the cable car, you can see the walking path that you can also take to get here. N Seoul Tower is getting nearer and nearer but we still have to walk up a bit. Koreans love coffee, wine, and all types of food including Italian food.  You can find more than a dozen restaurants at N Seoul Tower. Prices aren’t too bad either, they are not over-priced. This is the Mongmyeoksan Beacon Hill Site where they used to use it for last place to fight off enemies and communicate via signals. This is the view from Mongmyeoksan Beacon Hill Site. Many couples will leave their mark here at Mongmyeoksan Beacon Hill Site. This is what Mongmyeoksan Beacon Hill Site looks like from a bit away. Go back to Part I Go to Part 3

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N Seoul Tower – NamSan Tower! [Part 1]

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On my last visit to Seoul, Korea, I visited the N Seoul Tower or also called NamSan Tower for years by residents. There’s several ways to get to the N Seoul Tower and last time I drove up almost all the way to the top and walked up.  This time, I decided to try a different route and take the cable car. If you travel a block down from the N Seoul Tower cable car building, you will find several Tonkatsu restaurants that specialize in only serving Tonkatsu and are renowned in Korea for having the best Tonkatsu. So, I did try some Tonkatsu before I took up on the cable car as I was rather hungry. It was definitely a really good and hearty meal so I definitely advise you to stop by this area for some tonkatsu if you are going to go to N Seoul Tower. In between the tonkatsu restaurants and the N Seoul Tower cable car building, I saw a bunch of Chinese people waiting at what I believe is the Chinese embassy.  Don’t ask me why but there were waiting for something. This is where the N Seoul Tower cable car starts, just a typical … Continue reading

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