Mt. Namsan (265m above sea level) is a
symbolic mountain located at the center of
Seoul. Although not so high, because of its location and
view at the top, Mt. Namsan is very popular as a resting site. At
the top of Mt. Namsan, there are various facilities such as
Palgakjeong (octagonal hall), Seoul Tower, Maritime Aquarium,
fountains, botanical gardens 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, Haehyun-dong, Taegyero 3(sam)-ga, Jangchung Park,
Itaewon, Huam-dong etc. The driving courses here are also
popular to couples.
Namsan Park is a historical
site. You will find Bonghwadae (beacon mound) at the top
because 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 has an excellent view of
Seoul. Because night view is excellent from Mt. Namsan,
you should try having dinner at the tower and enjoy the night view
of Seoul. It would be great as well to visit Namsangol
Traditional Korean Village which is a village of 5 traditional
Hoehyeon Area: Go out exit No.4 at Hoehyeon Station on Seoul
Subway Line 2, then walk for 20 minutes.
Hannam Area: Go out exit No.2 at Hangangjin Station on Seoul
Subway Line 6, then take bus No.0014 and get off at Hyatt Hotel
(Botanical Garden)(Bus comes every 10 minutes / takes about 10
Palgakjeong(SeoulTower) Area: Go out exit No.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.
Subway Information : Line
1 Seoul Station (Transfer Station)
2 City Hall (Transfer Station)
4 Hoehyeon Station (Namdaemun Market)
Line 5 Gwanghwamun Station (Sejong Center for the
Administrative Office +82-2-753-2563 (Kor) 2.Website : http://parks.seoul.go.kr/eng/common/park_info/park_info_detail.jsp?p_idx=3
(Kor/Eng/Chi/Jap) 3.Hours: -
Cable Car: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
- Namsan Park : 24 hours
every day (Inquiries about Seoul Tower +82-2-7721-660
- Observation Platform: 9:00 a.m. - 01:00 a.m.
the next day
- Fairy Land & Globe Folk Museum & CG 3-D
Animation : 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. 4.Entrance Fee: Namsan Park: Free
Age 19 ~
Age 4 ~
Globe Folk Museum
13 and older
* 30 or more
people are considered as a gruop. 5.Closed: Open all year
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