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Love Lock – Namsan Seoul Tower, Seoul

How to go to Namsan Seoul Tower?
How to go to Love Lock?
How to go to N Seoul Tower by bus?
Direction to Seoul Tower?

I went crazy googling all these questions. None answered my desired question regarding how to go to the famous Love Lock (or some call it Love Padlock) the most romantic spot in Korea where couples lock their love and vow to be together forever. If you are on the same shoes as mine last week, here is the best way to go there:

First of all, if you are wondering what is Namsan (N) Seoul Tower? Here it is, the icon of Seoul.

The Love Lock is located at Namsan Seoul Tower, but not on the top floor.

To go to Namsan Seoul Tower, you can take taxi or bus or by climbing up on foot. Since I stayed at Chungmuro, I went to Chungmuro Station exit 3, waited at the bus station there. Bus number 02 and 05 will take you to Namsan Seoul Tower, at the bus parking area. Those buses will cost you 950 won. Taxi will also took you here.

At the bus parking area, there’s a CU mini market which sells padlocks for 5,000 won. A bit pricey for a “made in china” padlock, but you’ll have no choice :p

After this stop, you will have to walk up to the entrance. Many reviews on blogs were saying it took 10-30 minutes walking, but we only took approximately 5 minutes. It’s not that far, really!

It’s a 5 minutes walking distance, but it’s also a very steep hill. My mom decided not to continue going up the hill, so she stayed at the CU mini market.

When you arrived at the top (not the top of the tower, ya..), there will be people selling bottled water and can drinks, in the shape of love! Of course!

The two survivor, Benakribo and me!

At that level, there will be 2 other levels, I called it upper and lower level, see picture above :p

On the lower level, you can see these tree of locks! The story behind this locks of love is that couples who lock their vow here, will be forever attached to each other 🙂

Here is pictures from the upper level.

Though I didn’t go there with my bf, I found it cute to lock our names there. So here is my blue padlock!

And instead of throwing the keys, I kept them and brought them back to Jakarta as a souvenir for my bf. Hehehe.

So that’s all. Going to Love Lock is FREE. If you want to continue going up to the top of N Seoul Tower, I think you will need to pay for an admission fee.

To go back to the city, you only need to wait for bus number 02 & 05 and pay another 950 won. Easy!

Got questions? Ask me! 🙂

Photo : Bintang Mahacakrie, Benazio Rizki



  1. Reply


    September 18, 2014

    Thank you so much! I was researching love locks and found your post. Very informative and helpful – thank you! You answered all my questions here. BTW, cute idea to save the key as a souvenir. 🙂

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      Bintang Mahacakrie

      September 18, 2014

      Aww! Really nice to hear that. Have fun at the Love Lock! 😀

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    October 25, 2014

    Hi! I will be staying at a hotel near chungmuro this november :). How long is the bus trip from chungmuro to get to N tower? Can you give me an estimate of travel time? Thanks!

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      Bintang Mahacakrie

      October 26, 2014

      Hi Jenny, during my stay it was less than 10 minutes journey 🙂

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    July 8, 2016

    Hi! i just wanted to ask if there is an admission fee for the love locks? thanks!

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      Bintang Mahacakrie

      July 14, 2016

      It’s totally free for the love locks. But to get to the top of the tower, you need to pay an additional fee 🙂

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    October 31, 2016

    Great infos! Ive been googling non stop n finally found the answ on ur blog. A question here, the last pic is that the path we need to take from the bas top up to the tower and back?

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      Bintang Mahacakrie

      November 3, 2016

      hmm.. i cant remember.. i think so, yup, it’s about that long 😀

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    January 8, 2017

    Do u have an idea where is the best place to stay if travelling to korea? Aside from love lock we will also room around the city.
    Also, can we bring our own padlock?instead of buying for 5k won? Thank you