N Seoul Tower, Seoul
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N Seoul Tower, Seoul

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The N Seoul Tower, officially the YTN Seoul Tower and commonly known as the Namsan Tower or Seoul Tower, is a communication and observation tower located on Namsan Mountain in central Seoul, South Korea. At 236 metres (774 ft), it marks the second highest point in Seoul. Built in 1971, the N Seoul Tower is South Korea’s first general radio wave tower, providing TV and radio broadcasting in Seoul. Currently, the tower broadcasts signals for Korean media outlets, such as KBS, MBC and SBS.

Many visitors ride the Namsan cable car up the Mt. Namsan to walk to the tower. The tower is renowned as a national landmark and for its cityscape views. The 236.7 m (777 ft) tower sits on the Namsan mountain (243m or 797 ft). It attracts thousands of tourists and locals every year, especially during nighttime when the tower lights up. Photographers enjoy the panoramic view the tower offers. In 2012, surveys conducted by Seoul City revealed foreign tourists ranked the N Seoul Tower as the number one tourist attraction. The N Seoul Tower is now also a symbol of Seoul.

The N Seoul Tower is illuminated in blue from sunset to 23:00 (22:00 in winter) on days where the air quality in Seoul is 45 or less. During the spring of 2012, the Tower was lit up for 52 days, which is four days more than in 2011. The tower uses the latest LED technology to offer visitors a digital, cultural art experience through ‘light art’. The N Seoul Tower puts on many different shows, including the “Reeds of Light” and “Shower of Light”.

  • There are many attractive features for visitors such as hanging love padlocks or watching the light show. With some imagination, many creative sunset photos can be taken at this place.
  • Visibility of the sunset at the tower can be limited, with a better view at the restaurant or best view after a short walk away from the tower.
  • Requires visitors to take the cable car to reach the tower.
  • Always crowded, especially need to wait for long queues at the cable car.
N Seoul Tower, Seoul
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N Seoul Tower, Seoul
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N Seoul Tower, Seoul
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N Seoul Tower, Seoul
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N Seoul Tower, Seoul
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