29 September 2009
Namsan Tower -- Seoul
This picture is only taken from the base of the tower, to really see its height, you should see it from afar.
To get to the top of the mountain, where the tower and a Teddy Bear Museum are, you could walk, drive, or take a cable car.
The cable car was great becuase you could see all of Seoul if you weren't afraid like I was.
Here's a picture from our view on the way.
One thing that Namsan Tower is VERY famous for are the "couple locks." Many couples go up to the tower for a romanitc evening. They bring a lock, write their names on it, and lock it to the fence. The old tradition was to then throw the keys over the fence as a sign of the fortitude of your love. However, there were many complaints about the safety of throwing the keys onto the heads of the people who are walking to or from the Tower. So the Tower put up these signs that say, "Please do not throw your keys away." Many pessimists say that the sign is meant for couples who later break up, but I was assurred that it was for safety reasons and that it was just an interesting translation.
As usual pictures don't do it justice. I guess you'll just have to see it for yourself.