N Seoul Tower
- Name: N Seoul Tower, N서울타워
- Location: 1-3, 2nd Street, Yongsan-dong, Yongsan District, Seoul
- Reason to visit: The landmark of Seoul
- Opening hours: 365 days a year
- Observatory: Each Monday to Friday and Sunday 10:00-23:00, each Saturday 10:00-24:00
- Restaurants: Each Monday to Sunday 11:00-23:00
- Observatory and Package Price: Children: 9,000 won (age 3-12 years); Adult: 11,000 won (over 13 years); Elderly: 9,000 won (over 65 years)
- Recommended tour: 5 Days Seoul Exploring Tour
The Seoul Tower was constructed in 1969, and the tower body was finished in 1971. The main purpose of building the tower is used as a TV tower. The observatory of Seoul Tower was finished in 1975, but not many people come to visit it because of the old facilities and poor service.
CJ Company signed a 10-year long-term lease contract with YTN News Channel and invested 15 billion won in renovating Seoul Tower in 2000. The newly renovated Seoul Tower reopened to the public with the name of N Seoul Tower in 2005.
N not only represents the first letter of Namsan, but also has the meaning of new. As the symbol of South Korea, N Seoul Tower is one of the famous landmarks in Seoul. It located in the center of Seoul and occupied the highest point. N Seoul Tower has attracted many tourists from all over the world.
It costs 15 billion won to redecorate this tower. It's worth mentioning that 10% of the cost is spent on lighting equipment, which can be suitable for different seasons and different activities. The flower blooming pattern - Seoul Flower is the most welcomed highlight in N Seoul Tower.
N Seoul Tower is a place with multi-functions for sightseeing, catering, shopping and amusement. You can do some shopping or enjoy a cup of coffee during the day time. When night falls, N Seoul Tower becomes an ideal place to watch the night view.
What to see in N Seoul Tower
N Seoul Tower Plaza
Seoul Tower Plaza is a part of N Seoul Tower and also the first step to visit N Seoul Tower. There is a giant OLED display screen at the entrance to the first floor of N Seoul Tower Plaza. The red roses on the screen convey the meaning of welcome. In addition, the interior of the first floor also displays the large multimedia screens of Gwanghwamun Gate and Gyeongbokgung Palace, which are 15 meters long and 3 meters wide. It allows visitors to have intimate contact with the large curved OLED display screen, and the visual effect is even more shocking. N Seoul Tower has been selected as one of the Top 500 Tourist Destinations around the world. It was described as "if the N Seoul Tower lights up, the surroundings are as dazzling as the Milky Way".
Kakao Friends Theme Park
The Kakao Friends theme park "Ryan Cheezzzball Adventure" is a VR park cooperated by Kakao Friends and Synday Cheezzzball, which is opened in May 2019. Kakao Group transforms all characters into VR reality by "KakaoIX". In addition, there are also commemorative merchandise and themed snacks and drinks in the park, which are also full of Kakao Friends style.
The revolving restaurant N.Grill located on the top floor (5th floor) of the observatory specializes in premium steaks. Located at 368 meters above sea level, N.Grill can accommodate more than 80 diners at the same time. It rotates once every 48 minutes so that you can enjoy the whole of Seoul City.
How to get to N Seoul Tower
Namsan Sunhwan Shuttle Bus No.2
Namsan Sunhwan Shuttle Bus No.4
By Cable Car
Take line 4, get off at Myeong-dong Station, walk 5 minutes to reach the boarding place.