N Seoul Tower and Namsan
Located in the center of the city, Namsan is a historically significant site where the fortress ruins and smoke-signal station that still remain today hint at its past as an important defensive point for Seoul.
You may choose to take a cable car to the top, but walking along the path winding around Namsan, one can enjoy the many seasonal flowers and trees that grow in the park. The cherry blossoms in April, along the 7 kilometer walking path, are spectacular.
Among the attractions in the park boundaries are the National Theatre, Namsangol Hanok Village, a recreation of a Joseon-era village, and the Namsan Botanical Garden. However, the main draw of the park is undoubtedly the N Seoul Tower atop the peak. The letter ‘N’ stands for the tower’s ‘new’ look, after a 15 billion won remodeling in 2005. With the new lighting system and changes to the tower’s overall color scheme, event coordinators can now redecorate the tower for each new season or event. Here, one can find the best panoramic view of Seoul. An observation deck, the Teddy Bear Museum, restaurants (including a revolving one on the 5th floor) and gift shops can be found in the tower. In the evenings, a special show of lights, ‘Electronic Fire,’ lights up the area.
Light Show: Nov. 1 – Feb. 28: 19:00 to 23:00 daily. March 1- Oct. 31: 20:00 to 23:00 daily. Each show lasts 10 minutes.
Opening Hours: Weekdays 10:00~23:00 Weekend 10:00~24:00
Shuttle No.2 from Exit 2, Chungmuro Station, Subway Lines 3 and 4/Exit 6,
Dongguk University Station, Subway Line 3