N Seoul Tower is Quite the Trip. [video]

Chris and I recently came across a slew of videos that we made while living in South Korea.  Some of them were great, some were horrendous.  You can tell in most of the footage that we were still trying to figure out how to shoot, edit, and make our videos interesting.  Our style has evolved since then, but we’re still pretty proud of most of the films we produced.

This video was filmed on Lunar New Year in Seoul.  We took the KTX bullet train from our town of Pohang and made our way up north to the capital.  It was a chilly, overcast day but we decided to climb to N Seoul Tower (also called Namsan Tower) in order to catch a view of the city.  A gondola is also available for those wanting to make it to the top without breaking a sweat.

While the clouds obstructed our view from the top of the tower, the long climb provided ample enough people watching.  The base of the tower often has a variety of traditional Korean games that are free to play, and if you’re feeling hungry (and adventurous) you can make a reservation to eat at the tower’s revolving restaurant.

Our advice is to visit the tower on a clear day.  We heard that the views from the top are breathtaking.  Unfortunately, Chris and I went on a clouded day and were not able to see as far as we would have liked. Also, if you’re traveling with a lover, be sure to bring a lock with you to N Seoul Tower.  Couples bring their padlocks as a symbol of their undying love for each other and leave them forever secure at the base of the tower.  Romantic, no?



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  1. Jess @UsedYorkCity
    August 15, 2012 at 7:04 am - Reply

    Aww, love the lock idea! I’ve recently seen these scattered along the Brooklyn Bridge…maybe the idea is migrating to NY?;-)

    • the lazy travelers
      August 16, 2012 at 1:10 pm - Reply

      ahh i haven’t seen them on the brooklyn bridge! love that!

      definitely disappointing that your view didn’t cooperate, but maybe it’s another reason to go back!?

  2. John
    August 15, 2012 at 7:24 am - Reply

    Great video…too bad it wasn’t sunny and clear on your visit but the view still looks incredible.

  3. D.J. - The World of Deej
    August 15, 2012 at 5:09 pm - Reply

    Always a bummer when the clouds don’t cooperate with views from places like this…

  4. @mrsoaroundworld
    August 16, 2012 at 6:07 am - Reply

    I wished there was sun on demand 😉 but still pretty damn good, if you ask me!

  5. Leah Travels
    August 16, 2012 at 9:56 am - Reply

    Oh my, it looks positively FRIGID there! My husband’s been to Seoul many times for work and I have a friend that’s taught there for years. It’s never really been on my Asian radar. Between you and Waegook Tom, I might need to give Korea a shot.

  6. lola
    August 18, 2012 at 4:25 am - Reply

    what a temptation! i will be laying over in Korea both directions of my Cambodia adventure but don’t think long enough to go see anything 🙁 i love the line about the bathroom view “see while you wee” HAHA. the games look really fun.

  7. Raul (ilivetotravel in Twitter)
    August 18, 2012 at 6:58 am - Reply

    Like you, I read my early blog posts and see how I have grown and evolved in the last few years. I love places with great views myself and always seek them out! I like the pictures of the scene around the tower.

  8. Craig Zabransky
    August 18, 2012 at 9:22 pm - Reply

    the games, great to see the games and the traditions… someday I hope to throw some sticks with meaning….
    stay adventurous, Craig

  9. Traveling Ted
    August 19, 2012 at 4:14 pm - Reply

    I have never had a view while peeing, at least inside, that is quite a perk for a bathroom. I would go just for that.

  10. Pola (@jettingaround)
    August 21, 2012 at 6:23 pm - Reply

    Living in a city packed with skyscrapers, I love all sorts of towers! What a view from the one in Seoul.

  11. Helena
    March 7, 2016 at 6:08 pm - Reply

    Did you figure out how to pronounce “hanbok” after that? 😉 Fun video!
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