EATANDTREATS SEOUL TRIP DIARY: NAMSAN TOWER IN AUTUMN 2015

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This is good. I am still on my excited mode to write my Seoul trip stories so I guess I’ll just do it before going back and buried in laziness and tons of work!

A couple of days ago I went to Namsan Tower (or also known as N Seoul Tower) with mom and this was an impromptu plan as we initially didn’t plan about going at all. Aunt and grandma chose to go to Garosu-gil as there were so many stores along the road, but after two hours strolling, feeling super full and the least thing we wanted to see at the moment was another round of meals, we decided to just go to the Namsan tower to check out the famous love locks arena!

From Garosu-gil, we walked along the Apgujeong Rodeo (pretty much the same as Garosu-gil, only with wider roads, less cafes and stores), here I enjoyed the pine trees with their yellow, orange and red leaves making the scene super gorgeous. We took a 600 m walk from the Garosu-gil – Apgujeong turn and found the Apgujeong Station, to reach the Namsan tower, we stopped at Myeong-dong station with transfer at Chungmuro station. It was a quick 20 minutes ride with 6 stations stops to reach the Myeong-dong station!

After arriving, take the Exit 3, you’re going to see this signage pointing to the way just at the right of Pacific Hotel and it’s around 500 meters uphill walk (around 20 minutes or more depending on one’s speed) to reach the Namsan Park. If along the way you found a woman’s college (forgot the name), just continue walking as you’re on a good track. Don’t be scared about missing as the signage gave pretty clear direction!

I think me and mom spent more than 30 minutes walking as we were lazy-walking, enjoying the moment and took pictures here and there, we were such narcists!
How come you not take pictures when you found such cute cafes like this? OMG the cafe scene in Seoul is HUGE, often enough I found cafes and stores as cute as (or even cuter) than this!
Everything written in Hangul just instantly looked amazing, even when you don’t even know the meaning.


There are two available options to reach the tower: walk more or shortcut, and by shortcut I mean using the cable car. Well if you really love walking that much and have lots of times, you can opt for the walking/hiking, but since it was almost 5, and I wanted to catch the sunset, I opted for the cable car service that cost me KRW 8000 per person (return tickets). I heard Koreans love walking and yes I saw a lot of (I assume) Koreans walking all the way up, but it was pretty brutal and HIGH I won’t even bother thinking about it.





The first thing that came to my mind when I actually arrived at the tower complex: BOY IT WAS A HUGE STUPID MISTAKE if I really didn’t go! It was just in time for sunset and the view from up here was hideously AWESOME! My eyes were definitely in for a treat: a gorgeous Seoul city landscape in the Fall! WOOHOO.






















If you love Teddy Bears then you might want to visit their flagship store located here!

If you want to get the clearer and wider view of the city landscape, you can purchase the ticket to enter the N Tower Observation Deck (cost KRW 20.000/person), I didn’t go as I felt what I noticed from this height was more than enough, and besides, I don’t want to waste anymore money!

So... instead I did what I did best! EATING ICE CREAMS! I notice this long queue churros store located near the N Tower entrance and I overheard some people saying "so good" and "yum" so that's it! It's freezing and I still had myself an ice cream churros! 
More pictures from the Love lock arena, beware, heavy locks to choke!











Thank you for reading! More of my Seoul autumn trip diary coming ahead!

Namsan (N) Seoul Tower
105 Namsangongwon-gil
Yongsandong 2(i)-ga, Yongsan-gu
Seoul, South Korea
Ticket price for observation deck: 20.000 KRW and more

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Map for N Seoul Tower

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