Namsan Tower

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Namsan Tower is one of the most popular tourist spots in Seoul, jetting up from the top of a hill in the middle of Seoul, the observation deck of the tower offers fantastic 360° views of the city on clear days or nights.

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Tourists can hike up the mountain to the tower, which takes about 45 mins, or avoid the physical exertion and take a tram from the base to the top. Sometimes, however, the wait at the tram is longer than the hike.

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If you want to take part in a new tradition that started after after a popular drama showed a couple declaring their devotion to each other with a "padlock of love," bring a lock and a loved one to Namsan tower and clip it to the railings to declare your eternal love to one another.