But the relevance of Seoul Tower now lies beyond its history and panoramic views. The reason why thousands of tourists make their way here is to put 'locks of love' on the first floor of the complex. Baring is ironing of 'locking' ones love, it makes for quite a sweet sight. Couples from all around the world have put padlocks on the railings and tree-like structures here. They often add notes on their locks, and believe me, you can spend hours reading their sickeningly sweet letters.
There are a few ways to get to the top and reach N Seoul Tower - cable car, car or by foot. So, as crazy young people, we decided to take the challenge and get to the top by foot. We got to a MRT station first, then found a direction that took us to the bottom of the mountain and started climbing at about 3-4pm. It was ok at first, but then we realised it was quite alot more to go. But as caught the sunset along the way and it was not too bad. Koreans are very healthy, and as we were climbing up, we saw many koreans wearing sporty outfits and look like they were just casually walking. So if you're an experienced hiker, this is probably not a bad idea as there are alot of greenery and fresh air along the way up. It took us about 1 1/2 hour to reach the top, and we were quite proud of ourselves. But anyways, there's a souvenir shop and the items inside are quite unique/modern with a korean twist, very good as a gift to people back at home. There's a place where you can lock your "love" locks, and its said that if you lock the locks there your love will last forever (some of the locks were really rusted), it's quite sweet also. We then made our way down, but by a different route that would take us to Myeong-Dong (the land of shopping and food goodness), we reached Myeong-Dong at about 8:30pm.
N Seoul Tower is a large observatory where you can see and photograph excellent views of the city. The building also hosts several fun activities for children, and some yummy little restaurant shops. Includes the Teddy Bear Museum, the lock trees, and various other activities you can participate in. You can either take the bus, the cable car, or hike the large mountain/hill :)
You can either go to Namsan Tower or 63 City for the best views of the city. While 63 City is amazing, it’s a little out of the way for a brief trip. Plus, Namsan Tower has a little extra to offer. Namsan Tower (aka N Seoul Tower) is located on Mt. Namsan and the walk up to the tower is awesome too. • Namsan Plaza–Here you will find bakeries, music store, convenience stores, a souvenir shop, and ice cream stores. • Korean Restaurant (Hancook) • The Observation Deck–Awesome views! This was perhaps my favorite place on the trip. I got gorgeous pictures of Seoul, and it’s interesting to see how large the city actually is. There is also a prime view of the Han River, an important landmark in Seoul. • Teddy Bear Museum– Okay, I'll be the first to admit I thought this would be a museum of the history of teddy bears (I thought there must have been a factory nearby or something). Instead, it tells the history of Korea in teddy bear displays. They even move when bowing, playing polo, break dancing, etc.. If you have kids, it’s an awesome place for them to take a break and enjoy themselves. Frankly, my friend and I loved it even as college students. Definitely worth the time. • “N Grill” –A revolving restaurant. I cannot attest to this as I am never going to be wealthy enough to match those prices, but it had REALLY great food. Not really the place for kids though I wouldn’t think. This is like a date place, a really expensive date place. • Cable Car–This is really fun to do, and it will get you down to where the taxis are. I’ll tell you how to find it in the Directions section. Tips • Walk up, Ride down. We took there. It’ll drop you off a short ways away from the tower. You’ll pass a university, and head up the mountain in the park. It’ll be one of the stops up the park where most people get off and will be kind of a ledge overlooking the city with other buses sometimes. Usually the driver will tell you when if you ask (don't take the wrong on