N Seoul Tower: A tower perched in Seoul

The first time I visited Seoul, the capital of South Korea, I was struck by the bewitching mix of old and new, of wisely preserved historical heritage and futuristic modernity. But nothing sums up this impression better than a visit to the Namsan Tower, also known as the N Seoul Tower.

Nseoul Tower seen from below Namsan Mountain

Located at the top of Namsan Mountain, right in the heart of Seoul, Namsan Tower is easily accessible by several means. Personally, I opted for the Namsan Oreumi, a unique inclined elevator that took me to the Namsan Cable Car Station. From this station, located at 83-151 Hoehyeon-dong, Jung-gu, you can take the cable car to the top of the mountain. The cable car ride, which costs 7,000 won per trip (around 5 euros), offers spectacular views of the city along the way. But be warned, there are only two cable cars in operation and the wait can sometimes be long, especially during the high season.

For hiking enthusiasts, the Namsan Park footpath is another alternative for reaching the tower. This steep path, surrounded by lush vegetation and picturesque vantage points, is a true immersion in nature while allowing you to appreciate the serenity of the mountain environment. Bring comfortable shoes and a bottle of water, as the climb can be a little demanding.

Price list

Admission to the Namsan Tower itself is free. However, if you wish to visit the observatory at the top of the tower, a fee applies. At the time of my visit, the ticket for the observatory cost 18,000 won (around 13 euros). It was definitely worth it for the breathtaking view.

The view

The observatory offers breathtaking panoramic views of Seoul. Surrounded by picture windows, you can enjoy a 360-degree view of the bustling metropolis below. Whether you visit during the day or at night, the view is simply stunning. Personally, I preferred the night view, with the city lights twinkling like a constellation of stars on earth.

NSEOUL Tower opening hours 

The NSEOUL Tower is open every day, generally from 10:00 am to 11:00 pm. Times may vary according to season and public holidays, so please check opening hours before your visit.

Best Attractions at NSEOUL Tower

The Observatory

The NSEOUL Tower observatory is undoubtedly the star attraction. Located 480 meters above sea level, it offers breathtaking views of Seoul and the surrounding area. The observatory is equipped with telescopes and information panels to enhance your experience.

The Wish Tree

The Wishing Tree is an artistic installation where visitors can write their wishes on colorful ribbons and hang them on the branches of the tree. It's a popular tradition among couples and families.

The Museum of Love

The Museum of Love is dedicated to famous love stories and Korean romantic traditions. It's a must-see for couples in search of romance.

Light shows

The NSEOUL Tower is famous for its night-time light shows. The facade of the tower lights up with colorful patterns and animations that captivate spectators. These shows are free of charge and can be seen from various points around the city.

In conclusion

A visit to the Namsan Tower is an experience I highly recommend to anyone visiting Seoul. The tower is both a symbol of South Korea's ambition and a tribute to its history and culture. If you're planning a trip to Seoul, be sure to make the Namsan Tower a priority on your itinerary. You won't regret it.

The best time to visit the NSEOUL Tower is in the late afternoon, to enjoy the sunset and the city's night lights. Weekends can be very busy, so if possible, plan your visit during the week.


Yes, the tower is home to several restaurants and cafés. The revolving restaurant at the top is particularly popular for its panoramic views and gourmet menu.


Yes, it's advisable to buy tickets online in advance to avoid queues, especially in peak tourist season.


The NSEOUL Tower is equipped to accommodate the disabled. Elevators and ramps are available to ensure easy access to all attractions.


Yes, NSEOUL Tower regularly organizes special events, such as concerts, exhibitions and festivals. Check the official website for upcoming events.

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Where is the N SEOUL Tower located?

The NSEOUL Tower is located in the heart of Seoul, South Korea. More precisely, it's perched atop Namsan Mountain, in the Yongsan-gu district. The exact address for this popular attraction is :

105 Namsangongwon-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea.

GPS coordinates for precise navigation are: 37.5512° N, 126.9882° E.

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