30 seconds of Namsan tower

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thesilkroad.tv Twitter: https://twitter.com/thesilkroadtv WANT MORE?? (www.thesilkroad.tv) Topping the list of best sights to see in Korea is Namsan (or Seoul) Tower. Located at the top of Namsan Mountain, it offers a stunning panoramic view of the massive city far below. Since it first opened to the public in 1980, it has been the location of all manner of public performances, movies and exhibitions. Originally built in 1969 as a communications and observation tower, the 236.7m (777ft.) structure has undergone many additions and enhancements, making it one of the most brilliant attractions in all of Korea. Ultimately rising a stunning 479.7m (1,574ft.) above sea level, the tower, which is alight with a luminous color display at night, is easy to spot as a guidepost from almost anywhere in Seoul. While you can travel up the mountain by cable car and walk to the tower, the more adventurous (and durable) prefer to hike up the mountain under their own power to enjoy the rewarding view at the top. The tower allows access to tourists for a small fee, and inside you will find gift shops, restaurants (including a rotating restaurant on the fourth observation deck) and, in this writer's humble opinion, the most amazing view from a bathroom window ever. But if you are in the mood for romance rather than relief, you could not choose a better location: Not only is the view inspirational, but there is a time-honored tradition of purchasing a padlock, inscribing it with the happy couple's names, and locking it to the Tower fence as a symbol of unyielding love.
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