City views with the mountains of Bukhansan National Park in the distance. Taken from the top of Namsan in Seoul, South Korea

Namsan

High above. Gaze out and over the city. Hundreds of buildings rise up- repeating patterns of grey and white blocks.

It feels bustling, even from here. Not far beyond: the soft blue of mountain silhouettes.

City views with the mountains of Bukhansan National Park in the distance. Taken from the top of Namsan in Seoul, South Korea

seoul from above

 

Seoul Tower against blue skies on the top of Namsan (Seoul, South Korea)

seoul tower. blue skies

How to get there:Take Seoul subway line 4 (light blue line) to Myeongdong Station, exit 3
Take a left out of the station, and go south along Toegye-ro 18-gil to the Pacific Hotel
The road splits – continue on Toegye-ro 18-gil –
At the end of the street, you will see the stairway to the cable car
It is about a 10 minute walk up a pretty big hill…
(if you miss Toegye-ro 18-gil and end up on Toegye-ro 20 gil, never fear- just make a righ at the top of the hill and walk until you see the cable car up above!)
round trip cable car fare for adults is 8,500 won/person
Click here for a map

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