N Seoul Tower: View from the Top

In my eight years here in Korea, I’ve only been to the top observatory of N Seoul Tower five times. And I never had to pay every time ;p

The last time I was there was in July, while my husband was on a trip to Shanghai. Whenever he travels abroad, I always tell him to get a travelers insurance. It’s something that he should have but I hope he won’t use. I do the same whenever I travel, because you’ll never know when you’re going to need it. I would recommend to travelers in Korea to get the same insurance since medical fee here isn’t cheap when one doesn’t have an insurance, but of course it isn’t as expensive as in the USA. That’s why when I visited my family in California and Ohio, I made it a point to get one especially that I had my son with me.

Going back to N Seoul Tower, I received a coupon for two to the tower from a sponsor. Prior to that, the last time I was at the top was in 2009.

N Seoul Tower: A foggy view at the top
N Seoul Tower: A foggy view at the top

It was foggy when I brought my son there. I told him we could go there some other time, but he insisted that he just wants to ride their super fast elevator. The staff at the information center and ticket booth never mentioned anything about visibility. When my sister and I were in New York and we tried to visit the Top of the Rock, the staff told us what we could see when the visibility rating is 1. Anyway, it was free and the coupon was near its expiration. The ticket to the observatory is 9,000 won for adults, 7,000 won for teenagers and 5,000 won for kids. There is also the Teddy Bear Museum where the ticket is 8,000 won for adults, 6,000 won for teenagers and 5,000 won for kids. The packaged ticket (observatory and Teddy Bear Museum) is 14,000 won for adults, 10,000 won for teenagers and 7,000 won for kids.

I would say that the observatory was a lot better in 2009. There were no shops before but now there is a souvenir shop occupying about an eighth of the area. The ceiling then was mirrored and people had fun taking pictures of their reflections on the ceiling.

The people at the observatory
The people at the observatory

The souvenir shop at the N Seoul Tower observatory.
The souvenir shop at the N Seoul Tower observatory.

By the way, before you board the elevator to the observatory you could have picture taken. Then at the top, you could purchase the print for 12,000 won. You could choose between a daytime or a night background.

MEMSHOT - pay 12,000 won and you get two prints of your photo with N Seoul Tower as background
MEMSHOT - pay 12,000 won and you get two prints of your photo with N Seoul Tower as background

If you take the stairs down to where the toilets are, you’ll also see this wall of wooden tiles with “love” messages on them:

Messages of love on wooden tiles
Messages of love on wooden tiles

And here’s one from a Filipino (?) couple from Atlanta (?)…

From the Philippines to Atlanta to Seoul...
From the Philippines to Atlanta to Seoul...

Would I recommend visiting N Seoul Tower observatory? In the morning when the weather is good and the sky is clear. If you’re visiting Seoul, then why not?

12 thoughts on “N Seoul Tower: View from the Top

  • August 17, 2011 at 10:45 am
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    i always wanted to visit here and experience its breath taking view,,,,hayy…i wonder when my husband will take me here….

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  • August 17, 2011 at 11:22 am
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    somewhat pricey but I guess it’s worth it. good thing you have free tickets.

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  • August 17, 2011 at 3:09 pm
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    when i was at Saroaksan, it was very foggy day too. But the personnel was kindly informing all visitors about poor visibility. I noted that as a good service of koreans.

    N Tower’s elevator is really very fast and super. When we were there the ceilings were as they are now (not mirrowed), but at some part of the top there were glass floors, so people standing on could see ground from that 63-floor high!

    thanks for the post! like it.

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  • August 17, 2011 at 5:39 pm
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    Wow *^* I want to go there too. I really want to go to high places like that. Ironic though, I’m in Dubai and I have never been to the Tallest Building xp

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  • August 17, 2011 at 11:35 pm
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    Agree! Seoul’s symbol. Going there at night is a lot better and more romantic. Then have your love locks at the terrace ^.^

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  • August 18, 2011 at 5:40 am
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    dream ko talaga na makarating jan. pag nanalo ako sa lotto una kong pupuntahan korea and japan. 🙂

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  • August 18, 2011 at 10:03 am
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    me too is dreaming to be in N Seoul Tower and other lovely places in Seoul and Jeju Island of course! 😉

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  • August 18, 2011 at 9:16 pm
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    ive been there before wasy back 2009 spring time and the view was really fantastic the price is too costly but it is worth ,we are planning to visit again for the second time around sept….(:

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  • August 25, 2011 at 7:20 am
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    Hi, Ms. Bechay! Have you read the Korea Herald lately? Magkakaroon n po ng Philippine Arena dito satin at ito ang world’s largest dome- arena accdng to Hanwha E&C.

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    • August 25, 2011 at 9:47 am
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      Hi sarahnngge! Yeah, I read about it on Pinoyexchange yesterday. I’m planning to make a post on it today.

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  • November 4, 2012 at 8:22 pm
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    paano ung love tile n yun? may bayad po ba?

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    • November 6, 2012 at 10:53 am
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      Yes, may bayad. 10,000 won ata

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