From the land of Kimchi is a travel blog by a Samsung engineer from India whose travel experiences in South Korea are captured in this blog.
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Namsan Seoul Tower
The Namsan Seoul tower is the tallest tower in whole of South Korea. It ranks in the top 10 highest towers in the world. Unlike most towers, this one is built on the top of a mountain (Namsan mountain) which gives it further elevation. Built in 1969, and at a cost of approximately $2.5 million, it was opened to the public in 1980. Since then, the tower has been a landmark of Seoul and measures 236.7 m (777 ft) in height (from the base) and tops out at 479.7 m (1,574 ft) above sea level.[source wikipedia].
There are subway trains available which takes you close to the tower. There are also many buses which ferry tourists from fixed locations to the Seoul Tower and drop them back. The view is panoramic from the top of the tower and Seoul's city lights seem like a glittering diamonds strewn around. The view of the tower at night is scintillating, with the stupendous lighting effect. The tower offers tickets at dual prices, one for the observatory and the other which combines a teddy bear museum. There are numerous restaurants in the tower including a rotating one. You can also take a cable car and enjoy the ride to the Seoul tower. Insadong aka cultural street, another well known tourist attraction lies close to the Seoul tower and can be be visited if planned well.
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