South Korea – N. Seoul Tower to Seoul Station by Walking

Seoul, South Korea, April 2017:  Having spent a few hours taking in the vistas of Seoul city atop the mountain that is Namsan Park, its time now to head on down with a plan to walk and end up at the nearest subway station. Looking at Google maps, it’s actually not that far and a couple of stations could be within a reasonable walking distance  – Seoul Station probably being the most convenient for connections back to Mokdong. So, with a little bit of guess work AKA follow the crowd, its a walk down towards the city. A gentle slop as crowds make their way down under a tunnel of blossom trees. Yes, a couple of warm days has enabled full bloom creating quite a unique floral display above. The lazy option of course is to take the bus down again, but then one would miss this natural wonder.

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Walk down under the blossoms or…

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Take the bus down

Under the spring blossoms, Namsan Park, Seoul.

Well, that was an easy 15 minute stomp from the top of a mountain, on the same road used by the down buses arriving at the parks vehicle exit. Now though I need to use google maps to get me to Seoul station – easy! First its an elevator down into a neighbourhood and then a series of small roads and streets headed in the general direction of Seoul station. A quaint little neighbourhood – lanes with plenty of character, streets oozing colour. A neighbourhood market area with some street food, and not a single tourist to be seen – I guess they all took the bus!

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So, total walking time from the Namsan tower to Seoul station was around 35 minutes at at slowish pace once in the neighbourhood. A nice doable trip, even for grandma and grandpa.

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