Seoul City Tour 2nd part; Seoul Tower & Bear Museum

every budget traveler's dream, feel the chill !!
February 23-28, 2011 wednesday to monday

objective: to visit the best tourist spots that fits my taste and budget accordingly.
additional tasks: to conquer the Everland’s T-express (world’s most steepest roller coaster) and experience the snow for the 1st time

day 1: seoul city tour 1st part (deoksu palace)

continued... 

N Seoul Tower is a communication and observation tower located on Namsan Mountain, central Seoul, South Korea. Built in 1969, at a cost of approximately $2.5 million, and opened to the public in 1980, the tower has been a symbol of Seoul and measures 236.7 m (777 ft) in height (from the base) and tops out at 479.7 m (1,574 ft) above sea level. It has also been known as the Namsan Tower or Seoul Tower. After the tower's original owner merged with the CJ Corporation, it was renamed the N Seoul Tower (official name CJ Seoul Tower).

N seoul tower
N seoul tower

Many visitors ride the Namsan cable car up the mountain, and then walk to the tower. The tower features a gift shop and restaurants on the ground floor. Visitors may go up the tower for a fee. There are four viewing decks (the 4th viewing deck, which is the revolving restaurant, rotates at a rate of one revolution every 48 minutes), as well as gift shops and two restaurants. Most of the city of Seoul can be seen from the top. Close to N Seoul Tower is a second lattice transmission tower.

N seoul tower viewing deck

N seoul tower viewing deck

N seoul tower

Also on the top of Mt. Namsan, there is the Palgakjeong Pavilion, which has a fantastic view. At Seoul Tower (479.7m), you can view the whole landscape of Seoul and the West Sea beyond Incheon. The rotating restaurant in the Seoul Tower also boasts excellent views. With excellent night view, you should try having dinner at the tower. It would be a great experience to visit Namsangol Traditional Korean Village which is a village of 5 traditional Korean houses.

Seoul Tower (Observatory/ Teddy Bear Museum / Observatory + Teddy Bear Museum)
Adults: 9,000 won/ 8,000 won/ 14,000 won
Youth(13-17): 7,000 won/ 6,000 won/ 10,000 won

The Teddy Bear Museum lives up to its name, boasting quite an impressive variety that have been loved for more than a hundred years the world over. Inside the two galleries you can view the teddy bears from various countries. You can also enjoy yourself at the museum shop, cafĂ©, restaurant or the outdoor park where you can view the spectacular Jungmun Sea. The gallery is grouped into three sections: the History Hall, the Art Hall and the Project Exhibition Hall. In the History Hall, you can witness the 100-year history of teddy bears including famous scenes, popular teddy bears of different eras, and antique teddy bears. The Mona Lisa teddy bear and the teddy bears of the “The Last Supper” (Leonardo Da Vinci) will especially catch your eyes. In the Art Hall are the latest artworks of world’s famous designers, and you will also find animation characters beloved by children. A section not to miss is where you can find the smallest Teddy Bear in the world at the size of 4.5mm. In the project exhibit hall you can meet teddy bears grouped to suit the theme of each exhibition.

teddy bear museum

teddy bear museum

teddy bear museum

teddy bear museum

teddy bear museum

teddy bear museum


Inside the seoul tower (located in namsan park). manila shown on the glass panel indicating its distance from the seoul tower. of course, it cannot be viewed in the telescope, they just directed the distance. Teddy bear museum is also inside the namsan park. Lot of teddy bear stuffs including the life size Korean type. After this we had our snacks, then dinner and went home.

day 1 at night. Since I will be going for solo the next whole day, I’m preparing the allocated budget for the event. On my itinerary, after having my DMZ half-day tour, I’ll be going for 2 palaces in seoul city then the world cup stadium.

0 comments:

Post a Comment

much of thanks for visiting the viewing deck ^_^

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...