|Namsan Cable Car (남산 케이블카)|
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|The Namsan Cable car runs from the base of Namsan Mountain (located in central Seoul) up to the Namsan Tower, one of the most representative tourist attractions in Seoul, loved by tourists and residents alike.
The new cable cars, which have been in operation since Dec. 6, 2008, have an increased capacity of 48 people per car (up from 38). Unlike the older cars, the new cable cars have glass on all four sides, giving riders a wider view of the mountainside.
Approximately 50,000 people ride the Namsan Cable Car each month. Visitors who are looking for a more tranquil tour are advised to go in the morning. For both a daytime and nighttime view of Seoul and the tower, take the cable car up the mountain in the late afternoon and coming back down in the early evening (to beat the nighttime rush).
To get to the cable cars without having to walk too much, take the Namsan Oreumi, (Namsan outdoor elevator). The Namsan Oreumi is the first inclined outdoor elevator in Korea. It runs a distance of 140m (from the entrance of Namsan 3rd Tunnel to the parking lot of the Namsan Cable Car) and takes visitors to the Namsan Cable Car station in about two minutes, as opposed to the usual 20-min. walk. Maximum capacity is 20 people and operating hours are the same as the Namsan Cable Car (09:00 to 23:30).
The other way to get to the Namsan Cable Car station is by going out of exit 3 of Myeongdong Station, subway line 4 (see ‘directions’ section for details).
|10:00-23:00 (Open all year around)|
Adults (Roundtrip): Individuals 8,500 won / Groups 7,000 won
Myeongdong Station (Seoul Subway Line 4), Exit 3
Go south along Toegye-ro 18-gil street to the Pacific Hotel and turn left
Walk along Toegye-ro 20 gil street until you see the Ministop
Turn right to walk along Toegye-ro 20-na-gil street
At the end of the street, you will see the stairway to the cable car
*Approximately 10 minutes walking distance from subway
*By Taxi: Standard taxi fare from Myeong-dong to cable cars