"N Tower", previously known as Namsan Tower or Seoul Tower, it is visible almost everywhere you go when you walk around Seoul. N Tower is located on top of Mt. Namsan and it offers great panoramic view of the whole city! I don't have fear of heights so I love seeing bird's eye view of a city that I'm in! I remember back then when I visited Zhuhai City which is a couple of hours away from Guangzhou and I chose to stay at the tallest Hotel in that location just to checkout the view! Remember how I enjoyed Macau Tower?
I promised myself that I'll visit N Tower when I get the chance to visit Korea, and dreams do come true! I chose Myeongdong because it's near N Tower and traveling by taxi won't be that expensive! Others may like hiking their way up to N Tower but I've decided to save my energy as I've got a couple of plans ahead! From Hotel Ibis Ambassador Myeongdong, we hailed a cab for the rate was approximately 3,800 Won (Php152.00/$3.80).
I think there are free shuttle buses from hotel or public buses that can take you to the cable car entrance! You can click HERE to check out more information on how to get there.
When you get to the N Tower Entrance, do not expect to see this right away....
Because, you are just about to go up to the cable car ticketing office to purchase your cable car ticket or, if you are one hiker! You can hike your way UP to the N Tower. Of course, I love my legs so much I've decided to give it a break from all the walking! We purchased tickets instead!
Adult rate with Round trip Cable Car ride: 7,000 Won (approx. Php280.00/$6.37)
Long line on the way up to the cable car station! Weather's quite nice so it's ok. Though lines are crazy long, the waiting isn't that long and I found myself enjoying the view of couples' PDA (Public Display of Affection) *laughs*
One thing I've observed on this trip? Koreans are quite expressive of their love and they're obviously sweet to each other! Not the embarrassing kind, but it's cute to see man holding their girlfriend/wife's purse! They even bought cake on the way to N Tower to celebrate anniversary or something!
Here's the cable car! Everyone's standing inside and it's quite packed! If you're smashed in between, sorry, you can't seem to enjoy the view! *laughs* Thank God I'm quite a "worm" so I was able to squeeze my way to check out the breathtaking bird's eye view of Seoul! Seriously...anyone can be in LOVE!
There are so many things and activities to do at the N Tower, I've done my research before I went there so I knew what to expect and which ones are our priority! (Click here to see the same information I searched for)
Our priority is to leave our lock at the Locks of Love...Locks of Love is actually not new, several countries have used to same concept to show love. How? The fence surrounding the N Seoul Tower where "Locked" with hundreds and thousands of locks by couples to show their everlasting love! It is amusing that they also leave messages and names!
Mr. and Mrs. AMW did the same, we did not only left our lock but we also vandalized the fence just like the rest of the visitors! :)
We also found a nice location to leave our "ugly" lock! Hahaha, sorry we just used a regular lock and wrote our names with a permanent marker! It looks "kawawa" (pitiful) against the lovely locks of other couples! But it's the thought that counts!
We did not intended to form a heart shape when we locked our "ugly" lock ha? *LOL*
There's also a souvenir shop nearby where you can shop cute N Tower sounvenirs
A Bear Museum, if I could take this huge bear home!
We went up and Mr. AMW took this shot! Such a gorgeous night view of Seoul
Another side of Seoul's night view
On our way back to Myeongdong, we've decided to walk back too the hotel! It's not that bad! It's mostly downhill! There's not a lot of people when we walked back and the weather is really nice! It took approximately 20-30minutes! Once we reached Myeongdong, we've decided to eat, though we're not that hungry, what the heck right?
I've seen this sign and it has a drawing of a chicken! Why not?
We were given a menu and thanks to pictures, we chose Marinated Chicken Bulgogi. Note to future travelers, most prices are for single person! If there's 2 of you, you have to pay 2 so 9,000 Won times 2 is 18,000 Won (approx. Php720.00/$16.30).
Some appetizers were served and we waited for our "bok bok bok"! *chicken sounds*
AMW trying to act like I know what I'm doing! Well, it's actually easy! Just mix mix mix and Smile! :D
Here's our Marinated Chicken Bulgogi
Tastes sweet and really tasty! They've added mushrooms, vegetables and noodles.
Tastes a bit like Jap Chae back home with more chicken!
Oh, before I end this post, someone was trying to hit on me at the N Tower! *laughs*
I'll be flying back to Manila tonight but the Korea Report will still continue! Please stay tune for more stories! I'll try to squeeze in some reviews when I get the time! Oh Seoul, just thinking about leaving makes me sad!!!