Lookouts in Seoul That Will Treat You to Fantastic City Views

When you are strolling around the bustling city of Seoul, you hear the chatter of the crowds, smell the sizzling Korean meat on the grill, and see the city lights distorted on a car window. While things are exciting up close, you may also enjoy the serenity that panoramic views can offer.

Whether you want some wistful backdrop for Instagram or a place to gaze at the horizon for a private moment, here are some of the best lookouts that will take you away from the busy streets and a little bit closer to the Seoul skyline:



Haneul Park a.k.a. Sky Park

487-48 Sangam-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea

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If you’re a K-Drama fan, Haneul Park must be familiar to you. This park is showcased in Back Couple, Introverted Boss, and Another Miss Oh. Haneul Park is a former landfill that has been developed into an ecological park. The park’s ocean of high grass fields makes it unique and a favorite spot for those who want to be surrounded by greens and the sky.



Namsan Tower a.k.a. N Seoul Tower

105 Namsangongwon-gil, Yongsan 2(i)ga-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea

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Like a royal on the throne, N Seoul Tower sits at the top of Mt. Namsan, 236 meters from the ground. South Korea’s scenery is like a painting from your view at N Seoul Tower. Aside from the observatory deck of N Seoul Tower, it is also surrounded by other tourist attractions nearby.



Namsan Observation Platform

1-7 Itaewon-dongYongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Cha Hyun-o (Shin Hyun-Soo) and Kang Seok can be seen here together in episode 4 of Twelve Nights/12 Nights. This observation platform gives you a stunning view of the Namsan Tower. 



Songhyeon Neighborhood Park Staircase

51 Solbit-ro, Dong-gu, Incheon

Pine forest and englobes are major elements at the Songhyeon Neighborhood Park. It also features a fountain square, an athletic space, and the Sudoguksan Museum of Housing and Living.



Seoul Fortress Wall 

622-83 Changsin-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea

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Seoul Fortress Wall is perfect for long, quiet evening walks. This 18.6 km wall was built in 1396 during the Joseon Dynasty, stretching to Bugaksan, Naksan, Namsan, and Inwangsan.



Eungbong Mountain Park

267-1 Eungbong-dong, Seongdong-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Remember when Jeon Jin-Ho (Lee Min-Ho) indirectly confesses he likes Park Gae-In (Son Ye-Jin) in episode eight of Personal Taste? They are at Eungbong Mountain Park. You can see the night city, the Han River with Seongsan Bridge, and Namsan Tower from here.



Bugak Palgakjeong Pavilion

6-17 Pyeongchang-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Bugak Palgakjeong Pavilion is 10 kilometers long and stretches along the ridges of Bugaksan Mountain up to Jahamun Gate and Jeongneung Arirang Pass. You can explore its traditional yard, observatory, observatory deck, indoor café, convenience store, and restaurants.



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