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Enjoy a pleasant journey on Korea’s first aerial tramway, Namsan Cable Car. Rise above the rooftops of downtown Seoul as you travel high over forested slopes to the summit of Mt. Namsan. Appreciate the spectacular scenery from Namsan Cable Car and discover the natural landscapes and interesting monuments of Namsan Park.
The cable car took 4 years to build and opened to the public in 1962. One of the main reasons for its construction was to provide a quick route to the top of the 860-foot-tall (262-meter) mountain in the city center. Each car features windows on all sides and has a capacity for 48 passengers. Become one of the estimated 50,000 people who travel on the cable car every month.
The ride from Hoehyeondong station, at the northern base of the mountain, to Yejangdong station takes about 3 minutes. Find a window seat and have your camera poised to snap superb shots as the city’s skyscrapers disappear into the distance. Peer down on areas of thick woodland and spot people traversing marked mountain trails. Gaze north to see the tall peaks of Bukhansan National Park.
Alight at Yejangdong station and continue on foot to the colossal N Seoul Tower. At the foot of the tower is a courtyard with bars, food stands, restaurants and a lookout platform. Pay the entrance fee to travel to the tower’s observation decks, including a rotating platform. Audio guides are available and help to locate some of the city’s major landmarks.
From the tower take a return trip on the cable car or walk down. Alternatively, follow trails to other areas of Namsan Park. The Southern Namsan Circuit takes you to Namsan Botanical Garden in the southern foothills.
Reach the cable car by taking the Seoul Subway Line 4 to Myeongdong station and then walking for 10 minutes. Alternatively, take a taxi directly to the cable car base station.
Namsan Cable Car is open daily and charges a fee. Consider arriving in the late afternoon and returning after sunset, when downtown lights illuminate the skyline.
This family-friendly Seoul hotel is located in the business district, within a 5-minute walk of Seoul City Hall and Lotte Department Store. Deoksugung Palace and Cheonggyecheon are also within 10 minutes. Euljiro 1-ga Station is only a 2-minute walk and City Hall Station is 5 minutes.
Located in Myeongdong, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Myeongdong Street and Lotte Department Store. Namsan Park and Seoul City Hall are also within 10 minutes. Myeong-dong Station is only a 4-minute walk and Euljiro 1-ga Station is 6 minutes.
Located in Jung-gu, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Sungnyemun Gate and Deoksugung Palace. Cheonggye Plaza and Dongdaemun History and Culture Park are also within 3 mi (5 km). City Hall Station is 6 minutes by foot and Seoul Station is 11 minutes.
Located in Myeongdong, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Myeongdong Nanta Theatre, Namsan Park, and Myeongdong Street. Namdaemun Market and Sungnyemun Gate are also within 15 minutes. Myeong-dong Station is only a 2-minute walk and Chungmuro Station is 8 minutes.
Located in Myeongdong, this hotel is steps from Myeongdong Nanta Theatre and Myeongdong Street. Namsan Park and Lotte Department Store are also within 10 minutes. Myeong-dong Station is only a 3-minute walk and Euljiro 1-ga Station is 8 minutes.
Located in Jongno, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Cheonggyecheon, Myeongdong Street, and Lotte Department Store. Jogyesa Temple and Seoul City Hall are also within 1 mi (2 km). Jongno 3-ga Station and Euljilo 3-ga Station are within a 5-minute walk.
Located in Jung-gu, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Namdaemun Market, Postal Museum of Korea, and Bank of Korea Museum. Seven Luck Casino Millennium Seoul Hilton Branch and Sungnyemun Gate are also within 10 minutes. Hoehyeon Station is only a 2-minute walk and Myeong-dong Station is 8 minutes.
Located in Myeongdong, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Seoul City Hall, Namdaemun Market, and Gwanghwamun. Gyeongbok Palace is 1.3 mi (2 km) away. Euljilo 3-ga Station is 6 minutes by foot and Euljiro 1-ga Station is 8 minutes.