Attraction | Hiking Trip To N Seoul Tower

By huayyu - 3/14/2016

Hiking at N Seoul Tower

Can you hike to Namsan?  Yes, you can because that is what we did (only until the Namsan Cable Car Station)!  Since it was a little bit late, we decided to go to Alive Museum and N Seoul Tower which both are located at Namsan.  From Myeongdong Station Exit 3, walk about 10-15 minutes following the street on the right side of the Pacific Hotel.  Be warned, it is a very steep walk and if you are not physically fit then I suggest you take another route instead.  If you are a fit person then you would enjoy the hike as the weather is just right.  I can't believe that I actually managed to hike from the hostel to the Cable Car Station.  I am not a fit person so I had to pause along the way.  By the time I reached the Cable Car Station, I was very tired.

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We were surprised by the line at the Cable Car Station.  It starts outside (ground floor) as there are students who are lining up as well.  We had to wait in line for about 30 minutes but the staff are very organized for loading and unloading people to the Cable Car.

Hiking at N Seoul Tower Cable Car Ride

Hiking at N Seoul Tower Stairs

We got off the cable car and walk the way up to N Seoul Tower.  Just as we were walking up, we saw a small eatery on the left side where they sell Bingsu.  I know right, we were eating Bingsu when it was very cold.  We just had to try everything while we were there.

Hiking at N Seoul Tower Food Stall

Hiking at N Seoul Tower Bingsu

They also sell potato twists and many more.  After that, we went to the Love Lock.  There were a lot of people, mostly couples who are writing their wishes on the lock.  We just took some pictures and then we went to N Seoul Tower.

Outside the tower is where the ticket counter is located.  We used the discount coupon we found in the KTO mobile app which is a package for the observatory and Alive Museum.  We did not even print it out.  We just showed it at the ticket counter. The first ticket that they gave us was wrong.  They only gave us the observatory ticket so we had to go back to the counter to ask for the correct ticket.

We went to the observatory first and we rode an elevator which has all the special effects and very fast.  I didn't get a picture because we were busy being amazed.  No pictures from the observatory either since it really was dark and we could only see the city lights.  But it has a very wonderful and breathtaking view.

N Seoul Tower

ADDRESS: 105, Namsangongwon-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
                [Sunday-Friday]  Observatory: 10:00-23:00
                [Saturday]           Observatory: 10:00-24:00
                * Last admission 30 minutes before closing.
                * Operating hours are subject to change depending on weather or business schedules.
                [Observatory]     Adults 10,000 won / Children & Seniors 8,000 won
                [N Sweet Bar]
                           Tower Combo: Adults 21,000 won / Children & Seniors 17,000 won
                           2 Observatory tickets + 1 Large popcorn + 1 Large drink
                           Nacho Combo: Adults 23,000 won / Children & Seniors 19,000 won
                           2 Observatory tickets + 1 Medium popcorn + 2 Medium drinks + 1 Plate of nachos
                           Beer Combo: Adults 26,000 won
                           2 Observatory tickets + 1 Large popcorn + 2 Beers
                          Alive Museum Combo: Adults 33,000 won / Children & Seniors 26,000 won
                          2 Observatory tickets + 2 Museum tickets + 1 Large popcorn + 1 Large drink
                 - Operating hours: 10:00-23:00
                 - Fare:
                   Individuals (round-trip ticket): Adults 8,500 won / Children & Seniors 5,500 won
                   Individuals (one-way ticket): Adults 6,000 won / Children & Seniors 3,500 won
                   Groups (round-trip ticket): Adults 7,000 won / Children & Seniors 4,500 won
                   Groups (one-way ticket): Adults 5,000 won / Children & Seniors 3,000 won
                   * Groups: 30 or more people
                   * Inquiries: Daytime +82-2-753-2403 / Nighttime +82-2-757-1308
                   * Website: (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
                   * Operating hours: 09:00-23:00 (Cable car closed Mondays from 09:00 to 14:00 for a standard maintenance check.)
                   * Cable car will not operate in the case of strong winds or heavy rain.

***Details subject to change without prior notice.***

Want to book a ticket in advance?  Book through the Klook App.  Use PROMO CODE: BetterOnApp to get 5% off your first booking on mobile app.  Applicable on mobile app only.

Hiking Trip to N Seoul Tower

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