January 31, 2010
Filled with energies me and sanjeev started at 3 PM for Seoul Tower, the main landmark of the Seoul City.
It turned out to be much nearer than our expectations with only 2 stations; Chungmuro and Myeong-dong (Stop no. 423, Line No. 4) separating us from the Seoul Tower. Coming out from EXIT NO. 3, Seoul Tower was on our left hand side, the majestic presence of Tower can be seen and felt. One of the very few occasions, when we were saved from the asking directions.
What a view it was, the towering presence of the Tower was challenging to come..come..come..quickly. The strikingly carved out steps and way presented a pictursque panaorama, reminiscent of an artist brush. Traces of snow in the way perfectly provided the icicng on the cake. no doubt from kids to olders, everyone was having a great time in reaching to the top.
And the most striking was the number of locks on the railings, at first we did realised what they were for. As the famous saying distance makes the difference - the locks are for "Nothing says love like a lock put on a chain link fence and throwing away the key. Er. Isn’t that some people’s concept of marriage." You know what I mean...lovey dovey...
Well....they sell locks in the gift shop for you to personalize and lock onto a fence for decoration, great idea!
The place was enchanting to the extent of assimilating into the flowing energies or let the place take over us...
By the time we returned to our hotel, out stomachs were already asking their due. This night I am gonna have a hefty dinner.
Nice place to rejuvenate, unleash your energies, a must for every traveller to Seoul to see it..
(Built on a 262 meter peak in Namsan Park, the tower reaches to 480 meters above sea level. When the weather and pollution levels cooperate, visiting the observation tower (370 meters above sea level) allows you to view the entire city and surrounding areas.)