Best Night View Locations of Seoul
Top 10 Places to go in Seoul to see the Best Night Views! Convenient & Romantic Spots!
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When people come to Korea to travel, what do they do in the evening? Are they at their hotel chatting with friends and eating or are they enjoying a night out at a nightclub?
Today, I will introduce you to the best night view locations in Seoul which is surely better to go visit than other activities such as those listed above. Make full use of your time in Seoul and visit the locations listed!
Best Seoul Night Views : 1. Lotte World Tower
- Address : 300, Olympic-ro, Sincheon-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul
- Transportation : Jamsil Station of Seoul Metro Lines 2 and 8
The Lotte World Tower is the tallest building in all of South Korea which makes it able for you to see all of Seoul in one view. You can see all the night lights coming from the entire Seoul metropolitan area. Aren't you excited to come here?
If you choose not to go up to the SEOUL SKY Observatory you can still enjoy the night view from the Lotte World Tower for free at SKY 31 which is located on the 31st floor of the tower. It is free to enter from 11:30 - 22:00 every day. However, I recommend that you go up to the SEOUL SKY Observatory where the wide two-story glass wall allows you to see all of Seoul at once.
In order to get the best view you also need to go when the weather is good so I recommend you look at the weather forecast before you decide to go. The Lotte World Tower also tells you the current visibility from the observatory.
Best Seoul Night Views : 2. N Seoul Tower
- Address : 105, Namsan Park-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
- Transportation : Myeongdong Station of Seoul Metro Line 4
N Seoul Tower or Namsan Seoul Tower is located in Namsan, the center of Seoul and is known to be a great place to see the night view of Seoul.
If you go up to the observation deck at N Seoul Tower you will be able to see the beautiful night view of Seoul. Because Namsan is located in the middle of Seoul, you can see Seoul from every possible angle.
If you don't want to go to the observation deck, you also have the choice of climbing the Namsan Mountain. From the top, you will also be able to see the night lights of Seoul. There are also various romantic spots around the Namsan just like the Korean dramas making people want to come.
Best Seoul Night Views : 3. Banpo Bridge
- Transportation : Express Bus Terminal Station of Seoul Metro Lines 3, 7, and 9
The Banpo Han River park is famous due to the rainbow fountain that comes off the side of the Banpo bridge every spring, summer, and autumn. The fountain splashes out water in different lights due to the light reflections and shadows forming a rainbow-like form.
Although there are water fountain shows during the day, many more people come in the evening to enjoy the beautiful night view of Seoul that are paired with the rainbow water fountain show with the music and lights in the evening.
Best Seoul Night Views : 4. Yeouido Han River Park
- Transportation : Yeouinaru Station of Seoul Metro Line 5
The night view of Seoul viewed from the Yeouido Han River Park is also very famous. It is said that out of all the Han River Parks, Yeouido Han River Park has the best night view of Seoul and can be enjoyed while taking a walk.
Every October, the Yeouido Han River Park hosts a fireworks show and the combination of the fireworks and the night view of Seoul is truly amazing that it is a major event in Seoul in the fall. I recommend you come to Yeouido Han River Park on the evenings on weekdays when there are less people so you can admire the beautiful scenery of Seoul while taking a peaceful walk around the park.
Best Seoul Night Views : 5. Mapo Bridge
- Transportation : Mapo Station of Seoul Metro Line 5
Mapo Bridge is also known as the Bridge of Life as there are many words that are printed on the bridge to prevent suicides of people jumping off the bridge.
The words that are written include : "How are you doing today?", "Don't feel sad", "You are precious", "Are you having any troubles?". All of these words attempt to empathize with the people trying to commit suicide in order to prevent them from doing so.
However, besides this, it is also known to be a great place to view the night view of Seoul in one sight. The lights of the 63 Building and other High-rise buildings are very beautiful when viewing it from the Mapo Bridge.
I recommend you come here during the sunset and evening to get the best views of Seoul and enjoy a peaceful afternoon and night.
Best Seoul Night Views : 6. Seoulism
- Address : 48-7 6F, Songpa-dong, Seoul
- Transportation : Songpanaru Station of Seoul Metro Line 9
If going to the Lotte World Tower and looking over Seoul didn't satisfy you, how about looking at the Lotte World Tower itself? This Seoul Cafe is a very famous night spot and because the background is the Lotte World Tower, it is perfect to take the best pictures to upload on social media.
At night, the Lotte World Tower in Jamsil will light up and form a beautiful night view for you to see and Seoulism is the perfect place to enjoy nice drinks and desserts while viewing the tower.
Best Seoul Night Views : 7. Naksan Park
- Address : 41, Naksan-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
- Transportation : Hyehwa Station of Seoul Metro Line 4
Naksan Park, located near Hyehwa Station, Sungkyunkwan University, and Ihwa Mural Village is a park that appears frequently in Korean dramas. After its appearance in various Korean dramas, many people have since come to visit Naksan Park and enjoy the night view of Seoul along with traditional walls surrounding the park.
The Naksan Park is surrounded by many traces from the Joseon era with its walls and design so you can feel the beauty and history of Korean architecture while walking along the trails.
As the sun sets and you walk up the trail in the peaceful evening, you will be able to forget everything about the city and relax. Once you reach the top, you can look down and be amazed at the night view of Seoul as the city becomes bright like a star.
Best Seoul Night Views : 8. Seoul Royal Palaces
Gyeongbok Palace is open even at night starting the month of April so you can enjoy the night landscape of the beautiful palace wearing Hanbok at night. You can feel as if you are back to ancient times in Korea and experience life as part of a royal family!
You can also see Gwanghwamun which is the largest gate of Gyeongbok Palace. Come here to see and feel the ancient architecture amongst the urban atmosphere of its surroundings and make unforgettable memories.
Changgyeong Palace is another palace that you can visit but compared to other palaces, this palace has been opening at night since 2019 so there is no need to make an appointment or a ticket because as long as you are wearing Hanbok, you can enter for free. Everyone make sure to use this opportunity to experience wearing Hanbok and viewing Changgyeong Palace!
Looking at the royal palaces along with the bright sky and moon makes you feel as if you are in a Korean drama about the ancient Kingdoms of Korea. Come here to experience night views while experiencing traditional culture rather than from high-rise buildings.
Best Seoul Night Views : 9. Cheonggyecheon
- Transportation : Jonggak Station of Seoul Metro Line 1 and City Hall Station of Seoul Metro Line 2
The most famous river in Seoul besides the Han River has to be Cheonggyecheon. Cheonggyecheon is well known that a lot of people who come visit Seoul will come and visit here. The water streams down and is brightly lit by lights on both sides of the wall. Various art exhibitions and activities run by the city from time to time also make Cheonggyecheon more vibrant.
Look at these beautiful lanterns. During major festivals such as the Seoul Festival of Lights or Christmas, Cheonggyecheon will be filled with beautiful designs and lanterns. The lights are reflected on to the stream making people think they are in the middle of a dream.
Every night, you will be able to see couples come and enjoy the night view so if you want to spend a romantic night looking at the night sky and views of Seoul, follow them and come here!
Best Seoul Night Views : 10. 63 Building
- Address : 50, 63-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul
In Yeouido, there is the famous "63 Building" which has to be one of Seoul's most famous landmarks.
The 63 Building represents the growth of Korea's economy and as the lights from the building are reflected onto the Han river, it makes both the building and Han river look amazing with the view looking amazing.
The glow from the sunset and lights coming from both sides of the Han River when it becomes the evening are truly amazing and you will be able to see the beautiful Han River Parks as well as the city of Seoul as a whole.
Seoul may be a busy city but after you check out these locations with the best night views of Seoul, your mind will change as you will feel the peaceful side of Seoul as well. I recommend all of you who decide on visiting Seoul check out these spots whether it is with your loved ones or friends or family.
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