Through citizen suggestions, polls, and expert evaluations, Seoul Metropolitan Government has selected 10 places, including Gwanghwamun Square, Naksan Park, and Namsan (Mountain), as locations offering the most beautiful night views in Seoul.
Over a one-month period, Seoul Metropolitan Government received citizen suggestions and various opinions of Korean and foreign tourists regarding the spots with the best night views of Seoul.
The criteria for selecting the locations were: the beauty of the scenery, possession of value symbolic of Seoul, and accessibility. The related tour courses developed based on the suggestions include places that would be the most fun to visit in consideration of the quality of the night views they offer, places to eat nearby, other things to enjoy, time required to walk the course, convenience, and sustainability.
As a result, the ten spots with the best night views in Seoul are: Gwanghwamun Square, Naksan Park, Namsan (Mountain), Haneul Park, 63 Building (observatory), Bugaksan (Mountain), Banpo daegyo (Bridge), Maebongsan (Mountain), Seonyudo Park, and Seokchon Lake.
List of Spots Offering the Best Night Views of Seoul
|No||Location (Sights)||Tour Course|
|1||Gwanghwamun Square (Gwanghwamun, Statue of Admiral Yi Sun-sin)||Gwanghwamun Square – Seoul Plaza – Sungnyemun – Seoul Station Plaza (National Symbolic Street)|
|2||Naksan Park (Seoul City Wall, downtown Seoul)||Seoul Museum of History – Cheonggye Plaza – Cheonggyecheon (Supyo-gyo Bridge)|
|3||Namsan Mountain (N Seoul Tower, downtown Seoul)||Daehak-ro – Naksan Park (Seoul City Wall)|
|4||Haneul Park (Hangang River, World Cup Stadium)||Myeongdong Street – Myeongdong Cathedral|
|5||63 Building (Hangang River skyline)||The Hill of Poet Yun Dong-ju (Inwangsan Mountain Observatory) – Changuimun Gate – Zaha Museum|
|6||Bukaksan Mountain (Gyeongbokgung Palace, downtown Seoul)||Insa-dong – Samcheong-dong – Six Sights of Bukchon|
|7||Banpo-daegyo Bridge (Some Sevit (island), Rainbow Fountain)||Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Fashion Town|
|8||Maebongsan Mountain Pavilion (Hangang River)||Deoksugung Palace Stonewall Walkway – Jeongdong-gil|
|9||Seonyudo Park Rainbow Bridge (Yeouido skyline)||Seochon – Suseong-dong Valley|
|10||Seokchon Lake (structures around the lake)||Yeouido, Hangang River Cruise|
1. Gwanghwamun Square
2. Naksan Park
3. Namsan Mountain
4. Haneul Park
5. 63 Building
6. Bukaksan Mountain
7. Banpo-daegyo Bridge
8. Maebongsan Mountain Pavilion
9. Seonyudo Park Rainbow Bridge
10. Seokchon Lake