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Korea : The “Locks of Love”

Written by Yumi Meiki

How to express love in Korean? A simple saranghae사랑해 does the job. Couples from all around the world visit the famous Namsan Tower (also known as N Seoul Tower) to celebrate their love and hang named padlocks on the Tower fence. These colourful padlocks represents the symbol of love, they are called ‘Love Padlocks’. You have to purchase a padlock and a key, write down your love messages along with your initials with a marker.

You can either take the bus, cable car up or long stroll up the stairs while enjoying the gorgeous Seoul city view. And if you head up to the observatory deck at the top of the tower, you’ll be able to view the entire city of Seoul. And it’s more romantic at night when the city and tower lights up.


I’d say, head up late evening before the sun sets, take some photos with the natural sunlight and all the pretty Instagram worthy stairs. Lock your love and enjoy a good meal at any of the cafes and restaurants there while waiting for the night lights to light up! But make sure to check the weather forecast before heading up as it can get really cold and dangerous if the wind is too strong.

How do you get to Namsan Tower?
The Namsan Cable Car Way Go To N Seoul Tower
Take the subway to Myeongdong Station, exit 4.
Walk to FREE slanted elevator (Namsan Oreumi) From Namsan Cable Car Station take the FREE slanted elevator.

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