Keep your love locked down.
As corny as it sounds, i always wanted a love-lock moment of my own. And seeing how i won’t be making my way to Paris any time soon, the N Seoul Tower was the next best thing. Though i do feel bad for the boyf who isn’t as trippy romantic as i am. He pointed out how embarrassing it was but i was more like “it’s not like they’re gonna remember who we are anyway”.
The only time i can get away being shameless.
The ascend towards the N Seoul Tower (from the Myeongdong area street level) consisted of steep slopes that knocked the wind out of me. The walk up would have been an endless amount of pretty pictures, but i conceded defeat, knowing that it would probably take me ages just to get to the top. And so we rode the cable car where i was squashed in all directions by tourists who were doing the same.
All i saw on the way up was the back of people’s heads.
It was pretty hazy that day so we decided to skip out the observatory, knowing we wouldn’t be able to see much of a view anyway. We lingered at the cafe below, mainly to leech off their wi-fi for the sake of updates and instagram and a quick call to the pabo whose birthday was that day.
Oh and i’m pretty certain that the love-locks aren’t there permanently. We noted that most of the locks are fairly new and there’s a post box that asks you to drop your keys inside. Pretty sure the next time i head back, my lock will be long gone but at least i brought home my keys!
N Seoul Tower
Open 7 days; 10am-11pm (Sun-Thurs), 10am-12am (Fri-Sat)
Admission: Adults – 9,000 won; children/seniors – 7,000 won
Cable car to N Seoul Tower
Operating hours: 10am-11pm
Tickets: Adults – 6,000 won/8,000 won (one way/return); children – 3,500 won/5,500 won (one way/return)