Seoul Night: A City That Never Sleeps
See & Do Tours
There's nothing like riding on a Seoul City Tour Bus to explore the city in a short amount of time. Running once a night, the night course departs from Gwanghwamun and passes through Mapodaegyo Bridge, Some Sevit, and Seongsudaegyo Bridge, giving you a wonderful night view of the city outside its windows. The darkness of the night only seems to highlight the glamorous lights of the city. The bus takes a 30-minute break at the top of N Seoul Tower, giving you time to take pictures of yourselves against N Seoul Tower and its wonderful panoramic views. As the bus passes by Cheonggyecheon Stream and approaches Gwanghwamun, the night course comes to an end.
Address 62-9 Taepyeongno 1(il)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul
Itinerary Gwanghwamun – Some Sevit – N Seoul Tower – Gwanghwamun (12 spots)
Hours Runs once a day, 19:30 (Jul – Aug, 20:00)
Fee Adult 15,000 won , Child 9,000 won
Nowadays, visitors must reach the highest place if they want to take a glimpse of the sprawling metropolis of Seoul. And the highest place in Seoul has to be Lotte World Tower, the tallest building in Korea to boast of 123 floors with a total height of 555 meters. Take the Sky Shuttle to reach the 117th floor from the basement level in just one minute. Seoul Sky, an observatory located in the highest point of Lotte World Tower is located on this very floor. Surrounded on all sides by walls made of glass, it's a great place to look out on the city of Seoul. As you walk up a floor to the 118th floor, you'll find the floor made of glass as well, giving you an impression of almost walking on air. The city lights glittering under the night sky give off a romantic vibe.
Address 300 Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul (Lotte World Tower)
Hours Sun – Thu 10:00 – 22:00, Fri – Sat 10:00 – 23:00
Fee Adult 27,000 won, Child 24,000 won, Fast Pass (all ages) 50,000 won
Popular among both foreign and domestic visitors, the five palaces representing cultural and traditional values are the biggest attractions in Seoul. Only in Seoul can you see historical structures coexisting peacefully side by side along modern skyscrapers. The night palaces offer up a mysterious atmosphere. It's great to note that Changgyeonggung Palace has extended its hours to include night hours all throughout this year, allowing visitors to take a stroll under the moonlight whenever they feel like it. Walking between the dark palace buildings will make you feel as if you're royalty taking a random walk around your house. Chungdanji Pond and the Grand Greenhouses signify the changing seasons. During the winter months, the pond is frozen and the Grand Greenhouse closed to protect the botanical plant life inside its walls.
Address 185 Changgyeonggung-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Hours 09:00 - 21:00
Fee 1,000 won (Free Admission for children under 6, seniors over 65, or hanbok wearing visitors)
Good music and alcohol after a long day are like a welcome mist after a long drought. Opening up in December 2017 within the trendy district of Seongsu-dong, Positive Zero Lounge is a place where visitors can come to enjoy good music and alcohol. Every night, there's a jazz live performance and a sommelier who hand selects 150 different wine and 50 single malt whiskey for its visitors. Take a seat before the performance starts to be recommended a drink based on the concept of live performance; single malt whiskey for standard jazz, sparkling wine for b-bebop, and natural wine for swing. It doesn't matter if you're a novice to jazz. Once the performance starts, you'll find yourself jiving along with the beat and rhythm of the music.
Address 14-2 Yeonmujang-gil, Seongdong-gu, Seoul
Hours 18:00 - 26:00, Closed Monday
Fee Adult 15,000 won, Child 9,000 won