Korea 2012: Namsan Tower

South Korea day 4: Namsan Tower.

A great view of Seoul

A great view of Seoul

How to go there? Well, that is a question you shouldn’t be asking me…

Since we stayed in Myeongdong, we planned to walk all the way up to the cable car station until fate lent us a hand as we discovered this bus.

Namsan Cable Car free shuttle

Namsan Cable Car free shuttle

You just have to cross the street if you are in Migliore. I’m just not sure with the schedule because we only chanced upon the bus (read: about to get lost). During the bus ride, we discovered that it’s not as near nor walkable as we initially thought it was. Slopes + mid-afternoon sun? Not a good combo.

Myeongdong station near Migliore

Myeongdong station near Migliore

Namsan Tower is a communication/observatory tower. You’d get a lovely view of Seoul whether during daytime/nighttime. I will definitely be back to see it at night. To go up, you will be ushered inside an elevator. The operators will ask you to look up—on the elevator’s ceiling is a screen with an animation showing that you have been kicked out of earth. LOL

Towers of the world

Towers of the world

It’s my first tower visit ever. Eiffel Tower, I wanna see you too!

Shocking Elevator shoots you up

Shocking Elevator shoots you up

Gloomy, moody feel

Gloomy, moody feel

Wanna visit

Wanna visit

If you are looking for Manila, Philippines, it’s right next to the glass panel below:

You can send postcards for a minimal fee

You can send postcards for a minimal fee

For 13,000 won, you can avail an entrance pass for both the observatory and the teddy bear museum.

Teddy Bear Museum

Teddy Bear Museum

Cute teddies!

Cute teddies!

Teddy bears reliving history

Teddy bears reliving history

The Teddy Bear Museum is a unique/cute way of telling a country’s history, although I didn’t have enough time to read the text that came with every scene because I couldn’t resist staring at bears and watching them repeat their movements again and again and again.

Locks of love

Locks of love

After checking out the observatory and the museum, we looked for the locks of love area and attached a lock of our own. I’m not posting a photo because I wrote 2011 instead of 2012 on the lock (what a blooper—I only noticed my mistake when I was about to lock the lock). I intend to find my lock when I go back in Seoul and correct that. I took a couple of shots so that I can trace where I put the family lock. Within seconds of walking away from it, I was overwhelmed with the colors, shapes and sizes and for a minute, thought that I can no longer find out where I left the lock. I really hope to see it there when I find myself in Seoul again.

silver morgan dollar

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