Love at Namsan Seoul Tower

"A Lock of Love"

This morning we headed to Namsan Seoul Tower, which, on a clear day, can be seen from all over the city, and vice versa. Today was not a clear day, it was extremely hazy. We took the cable car up to the main platform, which is on top of a mountain, but decided against going all the way to the top of the tower.

Just a few of the locks

This was fine by me, because I found something even more exciting to view than the city’s panorama. There were hundreds of thousands of locks hooked onto several of the chain link fences surrounded the platform. I know I have read about this phenomena before online, but to see it was truly remarkable. According to a sign that was posted in English, “from old times … if lovers make a wish at a shrine on Nam-San, it comes true. This place became a symbol … of promising an everlasting love for couples with hanging a lock…” Several of the locks had a heart “plaque” with something written on it. I just wish I could read Korean to know some of the lovely stories being told there…

Locked in Love

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