|Namsan Park (남산공원)|
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|Mt. Namsan is a symbolic mountain located at the center of Seoul. Although not as high as other surrounding mountains, Mt. Namsan is a very popular nonetheless as a resting site. At the top, there are various facilities such as Palgakjeong (octagonal hall), Seoul Tower, Maritime Aquarium, fountains, and Namsan Library. You may take a cable car to the top or walk up the stairway path. Other than this path, there are many other walkways to Namdaemun, Hoehyun-dong, Taegyero 3(sam)-ga, Jangchung Park, Itaewon, Huam-dong and much more. The driving courses here are also popular for couples.
Namsan Park is a historical site. You will find Bonghwadae (beacon mound) at the top as it was once the center of capital defense. During the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) the capital was changed to Hanyang,(current Seoul) and to protect the city from invasions, castle walls were built on the 4 major mountains like Mt. Bukaksan, Mt. Inwangsan, Mt. Naksan and Mt. Namsan. On Namsan peak, five beacons were built to report the news from local governments to the central government with a five-signal system.
Also on the top of Mt. Namsan, there is the Palgakjeong Pavilion, which has a fantastic view. At Seoul Tower (479.7m), you can view the whole landscape of Seoul and the West Sea beyond Incheon. The rotating restaurant in the Seoul Tower also boasts excellent views. With excellent night view, you should try having dinner at the tower. It would be a great experience to visit Namsangol Traditional Korean Village which is a village of 5 traditional Korean houses.
|Open all year round|
|Cable Car: 10:00 - 23:00
Observation Platform: 10:00 - 23:00 (-24:00 on Fri & Sat)
& Mid-sized cars: 300 won per 10min
- Large vehicles (more than 16 passengers): 900 won per 10min
|Namsan Park: Free
Ages 13 & Over
Roundtrip - Individual 7,500 won
One-way - Individual 6,000 won
Children Under 13
Roundtrip - Individual 5,000 won
One-way – Individual 4,000 won
Seoul Tower (Observatory/ Teddy Bear Museum / Observatory + Teddy Bear Museum)
Adults: 9,000 won/ 8,000 won/ 14,000 won
Youth(13-17): 7,000 won/ 6,000 won/ 10,000 won
Children(12 and under): 5,000 won/ 5,000 won/ 7,000 won
|Hoehyeon Area: Go out exit #4 at Hoehyeon Station on Seoul Subway Line 4, then walk for 20 minutes.
Hannam Area: Go out exit #2 at Hangangjin Station on Seoul Subway Line 6, then take bus #0014 and get off at Hyatt Hotel (Botanical Garden)(Bus comes every 10 minutes / takes about 10 minutes)
Palgakjeong (Seoul Tower) Area: Go out exit #2 or 3 at Myeong-dong Station on Seoul Subway Line 4. Walk towards Lila Elementary School for approximately 10 minutes, then you will see Palgakjeong (Seoul Tower)and take a Cable Car.