N Seoul Tower

I have a weakness for tall buildings. I love the views from the Empire State Building and the Top of the Rock at Rockefeller Center in NYC. So I was bummed when it didn’t have a chance to go up the N Seoul Tower during our 2006 trip to Korea. Now I consider it a must-do for our next trip, which will hopefully happen next year.

N Seoul Tower sits on the peak of Namsan, and offers 360-degree views of the city. Inside the tower are restaurants, gifts shops, and of course, the observatory. Romantics have claimed the fence around the ground terrace of the tower. If you’re so inclined, bring a padlock, write a loving sentiment on it, and join in. The idea is to place the padlock, symbolizing your love, on the fence and throw away the key so show that it’s an unbreakable love. The fence is filled with padlocks so actually throwing the keys away is discouraged because of the safety concerns so many keys would bring. But I’ve read that there’s a receptacle for keys, if you want to discard the key.

You can read more about the tower and  plan your visit via these two Web sites. The N Seoul Tower has its own site, which can be found at www.nseoultower.net/english/default.asp. And the Korea Tourism site also has one information about the tower, which can be found on this page www.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/SI/SI_EN_3_6.jsp?cid=260067.

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