[KOREA] SEOUL SKY OBSERVATORY – Lotte World Tower

Introducing one of the newest attraction in Seoul, South Korea, Seoul Sky Observatory that happens to be one of World’s Highest Observation decks in Seoul and South Korea’s Tallest Building, Lotte World Tower.
Ticket price for Seoul Sky Observatory is KRW 27k for adult or KRW 24k for children, or KRW 50k for Fast Pass.



On April 2017, AnakJajan were just lucky to visit Seoul a few days after the official opening of Seoul Sky, so we simply cannot miss the chance to visit the iconic place.
Known as “The Beauty and Pride of Korea”, Seoul Sky is located on the upper floor of Lotte World Tower on 117th to 123rd floors. Simply take subway to Jamsil Station and take Exit 2.




The elevator ride itself offers a great experience, it has OLED display from all sides that shows the growth of South Korea from time to time, not to mention the double-deck elevator reaches a speed of 600m per minute so we can reach the top floor in no time.

the OLED displays inside elevator




AnakJajan visited Seoul Sky on weekday and luckily it was not too crowded so we can purchase the tickets and enter the observatory immediately without having to queue. On weekend, it might be more crowded and you will need to pay more for Fast Pass if you don’t want to queue for too long.

The Observatory has 3 Guinness World Records including World’s Highest Glass-floor Observation Deck which is 478m high.

The observatory has a complete panoramic views of the entire city through the glass walls on all sides. We can see Seokchon Lake and Lotte World amusement park surrounded by fully bloomed pink Sakura from above, TOO BEAUTIFUL!!😍🌸
Always make sure to check weather forecast and visit the observation deck on clear sunny day for best views.


The sky wasn’t blue and it was kinda foggy on our scheduled day, so we had to reschedule the visit to the next day and it was totally paid off, we got a nice sunny day with golden sunset during our visit!.


There are two story-high glass windows that give you an uninterrupted view, imagine standing on a glass-floor above 478m!! YOLO!!



On 119th floor, there’s Sky Friends Cafe that offers light dessert menu, as well as wine at premium lounge on 123rd floor. The observation deck offers picture taking service as well, you can take picture at the glass-floor deck, and get it printed at a cost.






Having to see the entire city from such a high place was an outstanding experience. The views are beautiful both day and night. That’s why we visited the observation deck in the afternoon around 3PM so we can get complete day, sunset and night views.





TIPS:
– To avoid long queue, better visit Seoul Sky on weekday so you don’t need to queue for too long and you don’t need to spend more for fast pass.
– Best time to visit Observatory Deck would be afternoon around 2 or 3PM (allow enough time allocation to queue and buy the ticket), so you will get 3 different scenes; day view, sunset view, and night view.
– Check the weather before going to the observation deck, you will want to have a clear view without being distracted by rain or fog.

Overall, Seoul Sky Observatory is certainly a great place to visit, it was the highest observation deck AnakJajan have ever visited. The view from above is SIMPLY OUTSTANDING!!

Check link below for more travel post about Korea  https://anakjajan.com/category/location/south-korea/

Address:
Seoul Sky
300, Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul
Directions: Jamsil Station (Seoul Subway Line 2, 8), Exit 2
Opening Hours: 09.30 – 23.00
Entrance: KRW 27k Adult, KRW 24k Children, KRW 50k Fast Pass

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