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N Seoul Tower. One of the best places to visit in Seoul, South Korea.

Seoul Tower (N Seoul Tower / N 타워 타워), officially named YTN Seoul Tower, commonly known as Namsan Tower or Seoul Tower. It is a telecommunication and radio station which is located at the top of Namsan Mountain in the middle of Seoul. This is marked as the highest location in the capital.

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N Seoul Tower. One of the best places to visit in Seoul, South Korea.
Autumn view of Namsan Seoul Tower
Autumn view of Namsan Seoul Tower
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The history of N Seoul Tower

Seoul Tower has started construction in 1969 and completed on December 3, 1971, with the investment cost about $ 2.5 million. It opened to the public in 1980. At the time of completion, The Tower did not have any significant utility inside, but by 1975, the third-floor observatory opened more museums, souvenir shops and other amenities. The height of the tower from the bottom to the top is 236.7m. It is located at the top of Namsan Mountain with 243-meter height, bringing the total height of the tower from sea level to the top of the tower is 479.7 meters.

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On October 15, 1980, Seoul Tower was officially opened to the general public and has become a symbol of Seoul. In 2005 Seoul Tower changed its name to N Seoul Tower. The N implies new, Namsan, and nature. Seoul has invested 15 billion won in renovating and redesigning the N Seoul Tower.

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N Seoul Tower shines brightly at night

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N Seoul Tower is also the first radio station in South Korea, the broadcast antenna of a series of the largest radio and television in Korea are on the tower.

N Seoul Tower tourist information

With the height of 479.7 meters, N Seoul Tower becomes one of the most popular tourist destinations in Seoul with about 8.4 million visitors a year. N Seoul Tower is especially beautiful at night when the lights on the tower are lighted continuously from sunset until 11 pm (in winter until 10 pm).

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N Seoul Tower shines brightly at night. One of the best places to visit in Seoul, South Korea.

Visiting N Seoul Tower, visitors can observe the Seoul skyline from above, the love locking fence and the Teddy Bear Museum at the foot of the tower. The Namsan Park and the Namsan Hanok Village traditional house museum located at the foot of Namsan Mountain is also a very interesting tourist destination. The tourists can learn more about Korea’s culture and history when they visit here.

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The magnificent view of Seoul from N Seoul Tower

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Namsan Hanok Village, one of the best museums for tourist to learn more about Korea’s culture and history

N Lobby which is at the foot of the tower has information booths, a way to Observatory, coffee shop, childcare room, photo gallery, museum, N Sweetbar and N Gift shop.The 1st floor of the tower has a ticket counter, N Terrace shopping complex, N Gift and fast food outlets.The second floor of the tower is the Italian Dining Place. On the roof of the N Terrace is a love lock fence.

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Fast food shop on the tower
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N Grill, one of the most luxurious restaurants in the 5th floor of the tower
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Fast food shop in N Seoul Tower

Seoul Tower has a total of four floors: 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th floor (Koreans abstain from 4th floor because in Korean, “fourth” – 4 and “death” – died) have the same pronunciation and writing style. So the buildings often do not have the 4th floor or call the 4th floor as the F – Four – 4 in English). At each floor, there is an observatory with scattered telescopes, souvenir shops and 2 restaurants. The observatory on the 4th floor (5th floor) is a revolving restaurant, which will rotate every 48 minutes.

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The Observatory on the 4th floor (5th floor) which rotates every 48 minutes.
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N Seoul Tower observatory

The 3rd floor of N Seoul Tower has a digital observatory equipped with 32 LCD screens. It re-imagines the capital’s landscape with a 360 ° viewing angle and re-enacts 600 years of Korean history through live 3D images.

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The Teddy Bear Museum opened in 2008. A Christmas tree with 7 meters of height which was set up with 300 teddy bears in front of the Museum. The Museum re-imagines the history of Seoul in the past, present, and future with the main character is the Teddy Bear. Some famous landmarks in Seoul are also re-imagined of teddy bears, such as the Cheonggyecheon Stream, Myeongdong Shopping Street, Insadong Walking Street and Dongdaemun City Gate.

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Museum teddy bear (Seoul Tower teddy bear museum) at the foot of the tower.
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The teddy bears are the main characters on the national holiday in Jongmyo Shrine

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Seoul Tower teddy bear museum

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In 2011, a Seoul municipal government survey of 2,000 foreign tourists, 16% of respondents admitted embedding love locks on the love lock fence on the Namsan Tower was a favorite activity of them when they travel Seoul. The love lock fence is on the terrace of N Terrace, thousands of locks with all the colors, shapes and words of eternal love that are hung up here. The love lock fence also appears in many television dramas, television reports or music clips.

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The love lock fence and the broken chair. Legend has it that there was a bear in Namsan Mountain broke the chair to make the couples get closer

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On the second floor of the N Seoul Tower, there is the Well of Hope, the visitors throw coins into the well and wish for eternal love. The coin in the well will be used for school building programs in Southeast Asia and China.

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On the days that air quality is lower than 45 degrees, from sunset until 11 o’clock, the N Seoul Tower wore a blue shirt fluttering with high-beamed illumination. The latest LED technology is also used in performing light art, drawing beautiful light shows on the tower to attract visitors.

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N Seoul Tower wears a blue shirt fluttering with high-beamed illumination.

In a survey conducted by the Seoul Metropolitan Government in 2012 with foreign visitors, most visitors voted for the N Seoul Tower as the most popular tourist attraction in Seoul.

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TV broadcast stations on N Seoul Tower

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Big Korean TV stations like KBS, SBS, MBC and EBS all placed TV broadcast stations on N Seoul Tower.

  • HLSQ-DTV SBS 50kilowatt Channel 68 [44] / 6,51kilowatt
  • HLSA-DTV KBS 2TV 50kilowatt Channel 63 [45] / 7l1 5kilowatt
  • HLKA-DTV KBS 1TV 50kilowatt Channel 62 [22] / 9.5kilowatt
  • HLKV-DTV MBC 50kilowatt Channel 61 [50] / 11.5kilowatt
  • HLQLDDTV EBS 10kilowatt Channel 64 [46] / 10-1 -kilowatt

How to get to N Seoul Tower

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The bus to the N Seoul Tower can be easily identified with a mountain-shaped windshield
The bus to the N Seoul Tower can be easily identified with a mountain-shaped windshield

Korean name: N 타워 타워
Address: 105 Namsangongwon-gil, Yongsan 2(i)ga-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea (용산구 남산 공원 길 길 126)
Phone: 02-3455-9277
Website: http://www.nseoultower.com
N Seoul Tower hours: Daily from 10:00 to 23:00. Saturday: 10:00 ~ 24:00
Price: Entrance Tickets Entrance fees apply only to the observatory on the 3rd floor. Another facility on foot of the tower is free to visit.
– Adults: 9.000KRW
– Older people and teens (under 18 years old): 7.000KRW
– Children under 12 years old: 5,000 KRRW

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How to get there: Guide to travel at Chungmuro Gauge (충무로역) on the 3rd and 4th railways, Exit 4 Take a 2-minute walk to the bus stop, take bus number 02 or 05 (mountain-shaped car) and get off at the last stop 15 minutes.

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