Sunday 28 July 2013

Seoul, Korea Day 4 - Insadong, Ewha Woman's Uni, N Seoul Tower

We woke up earlier than usual as we wanted to complete all places by 8pm for dinner buffet at N Seoul Tower. Reservations are needed while dinning over there. With the help of our friendly hotel concierge for translating to korean over the phone, reservation easily settled. So over to Insadong for breakfast!

Insa-dong Street is one of the most memorable attractions in Seoul and represents the focal point of Korean traditional culture and crafts. We managed to get some souvenirs home!

Insa-dong (인사동) is an important place where old but precious and traditional goods are on display. There is one main road in Insa-dong with alleys on each side. Within these alleys are galleries, traditional restaurants, traditional teahouses, and cafes.

Finally settled down at one of the traditional korean restaurant as they've menu in English. We ordered a korean beef stew and their famous dish, Kimchi Pancake. It's so huge but luckily enough we ordered little as we'll be heading to Sinchon to feast, again :D

We headed over to Sinchon & Ewha Woman's Uni for shopping which is walkable from one another. The subway in Korea is really huge and stairs are everywhere! You can hardly find lifts/elevator.

The Ewha Womans University area is one of the most popular shopping districts in Seoul. Clothing stores in the area sell affordable and stylish fashions for young people.

Restaurants in the area cater to the tastes of young women, and many international dining chains have branches here. But we were attracted to all the street food and ate all of them :X

The main street leading to the school, many of the alleyways are worth visiting. They are filled with accessory shops, small clothing boutiques, shoe shops, cafes, and hair salons.

These strawberries are da best! Seriously, can never get hungry in Seoul. It's already evening by then, gonna head over to Namsan Tower!

The sight of the Tower from Myeongdong while walking to take cable car. Unfortunately, we missed the sunset. Ongoing lighting theme titled ‘Flower of Seoul,’ uses searchlights to light up the tower each night from 7pm to midnight. Which explains why we decided to head up in the night.

To reach the cable car boarding place, walk for about 10~15 minutes following the street of the right side of the Pacific Hotel, after coming out of the exit 3 of Myeong-dong Station (line 4)

Operating Hours:

Adult: one way 6,000 won/ return 8,000 won
Child: one way 3,500 won/ return 5,000 won

*Alternatively, you may get your observatory tickets online at KKday.

The Tower is the most conspicuous of Seoul's landmarks. We proceed to N Seoul Tower to purchase our package to HanCook Korean buffet and to the observatory to get a panoramic view of the city of Seoul City from above. The package cost 90000KW for 2 person.

Seoul Tower sits atop Namsan Mountain, it offers panoramic views of Seoul and the surrounding areas. The view is so stunning that many consider Seoul Tower the best tower in Asia.

We arrived to our surprise that we were given the VIP room, a room by itself away from the crowd outside the buffet stretch. Likeaboss.

With the awesome table-side view in our own private room, this could be one of the best dinning experience we ever had (Y)

When you're up here, you can't miss their sky restroom! You will first notice the spectacular view at the top instead of realising you needed to do some business in there lol.

Drop a postcard of your written message in the red mail box and it will be sent from Seoul's highest post office to anywhere in this world!

Namsan Tower, known as one of the places for couples to go on a date. If you’ve watched K-dramas, you will find scenes where couples would usually go on the cable car, walk to the tower & put their love padlocks on e gates w their wishes on it.

That's a wrap for Day 4 at N Seoul Tower. It was terribly cold up there so we decided to head back with the last cable car ride. Thanks for reading! x



  1. hi jacq,

    how much does it cost for the buffet @ hancook?

    1. Hi John Taylor,

      It cost about 90000W for the package to Hancook Korean buffet and the observatory area for 2 person.


  2. Thanks for sharing ! nice picture

  3. thanks for sharing girls, you are awesome

    1. Hey thank you! Really appreciate it :D

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  5. Hi there, do you need to book in advance at the restaurant? Or just go in ?

    1. Hi, yes advance booking is needed. We got help from our hotel reception to call for us as we can't speak Korean (:

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