TRAVELOGUE

Seoul: Namsan Tower

I’m back to posting my trip to South Korea! I may have mentioned that my trip this time was to catch up on all the touristy things that I didn’t get to see the last time I went there, and the famed Namsan Tower was one of them.

I’ve been atop some towering bodies in my travels (here’s me in TokyoNew York & Shanghai), but Korea does have a flair for dramatising their sightseeing spots into romantic getaways. Good thing I was with Ottie eh?

Namsan Tower as viewed from the ground, Seoul, South Korea.February was still very chilly, so queueing up outside to buy tickets for the cable car (₩ 17,000 / USD $15) which would take us to the tower was quite the experience. Lucky for us, the outdoor section lasted for about 15 minutes.

Long lines to go on a cable car to Namsan Tower, Seoul, South Korea.Unluckily for us, the lines went up to the third floor. At least it took only about 45 minutes to get to the mountain as the cable cars were very roomy.

Ticket to go atop Namsan Tower, Seoul, South Korea.Once up the mountain, Ottie and I headed straight to get ourselves another ticket to go up to the observation deck (₩ 18,000 / USD $16).

It was quite a pity that the glass windows weren’t very clean. I didn’t feel quite so inspired as I have other places.

Nightscape from the observation deck of Namsan Tower, Seoul, South Korea.

Nightscape from the observation deck of Namsan Tower, Seoul, South Korea.

Viewing port facing Singapore at the top of Namsan Tower, Seoul, South Korea.Found the direction of Singapore!! Maybe if I squint hard enough…

Souvenirs at the observation deck of Namsan Tower, Seoul, South Korea.I thought these souvenirs looked super cute.

Ottie at a resting area at the observation deck of Namsan Tower, Seoul, South Korea.Here’s Ottie in his natural habitat, a surface on which butts rest. These platforms are found interspersed along the deck, forming a cosy corner for people to sit and enjoy the view of Seoul. I liked it about this place.

Silly selfies with Ottie at Namsan Tower, Seoul, South Korea.Silly selfies.

Not forgetting the love locks that took all of the world by storm. We didn’t get one because we’re a boring old couple:

Tree made out of love locks at Namsan Tower, Seoul, South Korea.A tree formed out of love locks.

Love locks and messages atop Namsan Tower, Seoul, South Korea.

Finally, a couple of favourite photos from our trip to the tower:

Lit pagoda by Namsan Tower, Seoul, South Korea.

Namsan tower in pink lighting at night.

:)

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