I like going to high places even if it scares me at times (yes, I’m talking about that one time), so I was excited to climb Namsan Seoul Tower.
It’s situated at Namsan Mountain and is the highest peak in Seoul. Open every day of the year, Seoul Tower has free and paid attractions, and is popular both among locals and tourists.
We went to Seoul Tower shortly before lunch time. While it may have been magical at night, I don’t think we would have withstood the cold. I’m sure I wouldn’t–heck, at 23 deg. C I already wear a jacket! >_<
Here’s a mini-recap of our Seoul Tower stop, in pictures:
There are two ways to climb to Seoul Tower–by stairs or by car. We chose the cable car ride^^ (roundtrip ticket costs 10,000 won)
You still need to climb a few more steps. Seoul Tower is nicely framed by these trees.
picnic grounds in the first level
We found a booth renting hanbok for FREE. You can wear it as long as you like, too. I think these are commoner’s hanbok but I liked wearing it
Seoul Tower partially hiding the sun. It looks like it’s about to blast a spirit ball!
Locks of Love, said to be the most popular attraction in Seoul Tower
love love love!
view from the observation deck
Manila, Philippines ❤
Operating hours, access details and fees may be found in the Visit Korea site.
I think I’ll go back here at nighttime, but maybe when it’s warmer^^
It felt like a Hunter exam, the one where Gon, Killua and the rest of the gang tried to keep up with the examiner Satotsu. Only that we’re in the huuuuuuge Gyeongbokgung Palace Grounds, and the Satotsu in this situation is our tour guide who looks like a retired soldier. We had to brisk-walk else we’d lose sight of him.
Gyeongbokgung is in the heart of Jongno-gu, a place rich in cultural and historical significance to South Korea. Of the four palace complexes in Jongno-gu, Gyeonbokgung is not just the largest but is said to be the most beautiful as well. Here are some of the highlights of our stop:
stage 1 up ahead!
from this angle, it looks like the modern buildings are within the palace grounds, too
a quick shoot with one of the royal guards. i enjoyed the cold weather in Seoul especially since back home, March is already hot and humid.
a look at Geunjeongmun
ceremony of the changing of Royal Guards. It’s like being transported back in time (just don’t look at the buildings in the background. Haha!)
loving the details!
Gangnyeongjeon, the queen’s quarters
Gyeonghoeru (royal banquet hall)
the scenic Hyangwonjeong Pavilion
* Last admission: 1 hr before closing
Closed on Tuesdays.
Adults (ages 25-64): 3,000 won / Groups (10 people or more): 2,400 won
Adults (ages 19-64): 3,000 won / Groups (10 people or more): 2,400 won
Children (ages 7-18): 1,500 won / Group (10 people or more): 1,200 won
Gyeongbokgung is near Gyeongbokgung station on Seoul Subway Line 3.