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Namsan Park

Namsan, the mountain that stands sentinel in the centre of Seoul, is a popular recreational feature in the city. A cable car, and stairway, takes visitors to the summit, where there are several attractions to enjoy, including the Maritime Aquarium, botanical gardens, fountains and the Seoul Tower, which, rising 1,575ft (480m), offers a fantastic view of the city and surrounds. The revolving restaurant on top of the tower is particularly popular for dinner because of the breathtaking view it affords of Seoul by night.

Address: 100-177 Hoehyun-dong 1-ga Jung-gu

Website: www.nseoultower.co.kr/index.html

Transport: A 10-minute walk in the direction of Lila Elementary School from Myeong-dong Station on Seoul Subway Line 4 (Exit 2 or 3)

Opening times: Namsan Park is open 24 hours every day. The cable car operates daily from 10am to 11pm daily. Seoul Tower is open from 9am to 1am the next day.

Admission: Cable Car 7,500 Won return (adults), 5,000 Won return (children), Seoul Tower 7,000 Won.