N Seoul Tower Observatory

Posted Under: 360° Panorama, Asia, Korea (Republic of), Namsan, Seoul

360° VR in the digital observatory deck on floor T3 of the N Seoul tower (엔 서울타워) in Seoul (서울), South Korea (대한민국). The N Seoul Tower offers excellent panoramic views of Seoul, here looking south towards the Han river (한강).

The N Seoul Tower was built in 1969, and was first opened to the public on October 15, 1980. The tower was remodelled in 2005, at a cost of ₩15 billion. Upon re-opening in December 2005, the tower was given its current name ‘N Seoul Tower’, with the ‘N’ standing for ‘New’. Previously it was known as just the Seoul Tower or Namsan Tower.

Standing on top of Mount Namsan (남산), the N Seoul tower is 236.7 metres high, the top being around 480 metres above sea level. It is a major tourist attraction in Seoul, with around a million visitors a year.

From Wikipedia:

N Seoul Tower is a communication and observation tower located in Namsan Mountain, central Seoul, South Korea. Built in 1969, 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).

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 observation decks (the 4th observation 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.

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