Sunday, January 13, 2008

Namsan Tower

In the heart of Seoul is a hill with a tower on top of it. Namsan Tower.

As a fan of towers (after working for the Vancouver Lookout Tower for 3 years), I had to check it out. The Namsan Tower (or N Seoul Tower) measures 237 m (777 ft) in height (from the base) and stands at a height of 480 m (1,574 ft) above sea level.

After taking the cable car up the mountain, I looked around at the view and was disappointed. It was far from a clear evening and not worth paying to go up to the observation deck. I turned away, promising myself to come back and go up at least once before a leave 11 months from now.

The view from the top of the mountain wasn't that bad though:

There were these interesting and strange metal spheres glowing from the inside with writing carved on them. It was a challenge to stop taking photos of them!

Check out the reflection of the Tower on the left!

This one's not entirely correct....

Stay tuned to the post where I actually go up the tower and can show you the view of the city of Seoul...

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