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Sunday, 20 August 2006

63 Building...the tallest building in Seoul

On Saturday night we went to the 63 Building, the tallest building in Seoul with 63 floors (3 are underground, so technically the top floor is the 60th). This was a perfect opportunity for me to snap up some pictures of Seoul at night.

Now, here's the interesting part of this post. Admission to the "Skydeck" (the 60th floor) requires 7000w per person. We got there around 10:30pm and I tried negotiating with the two employees about whether or not there are any discounts for English Teachers (fat chance). I told her we were from Canada but she just laughed in my face and said, "28,000w for four people please." So, we started gathering our money and the next thing you know, one of the employees directs us towards the elevators--she let us in for free! We were shocked and amazed. Free computer chairs on the street and now this. Could the day get any better?

Alright, here are the pictures already!

This was taken on our way to the 63 Building. We got off at the Yeouinaru subway station (line 5, purple) and walked 10 minutes (that is Seoul Tower in the distance--you knew that already, right?):

Here's a picture of the 63 Building at night (it's the one of the left):

The hallway to the elevators. There's also an IMAX theater, Sea World, Restaurant and a variety of other stores located at the 63 Building:

One more of the hallway (Ooooh...what pretty colors!):

Before heading up to the top, how about a snack? This was our first time trying samgak kimbap, (Korean sushi). The hardest part about this snack is removing the plastic wrapper and keeping the seaweed intact (we failed miserably):

The 63 Skydeck level (my ears popped multiple times to get up here):

Here's a nice shot of Seoul at night (Seoul Tower and all that jazz; this picture is currently my desktop background):

The Han River at night:

Another picture of the Han River, from the other side of the building:

Look, it's Spider Man!!!

It was a fun night at the 63 Building...now it's back to the subway and then home (the subway stops at midnight...we left at 11:30pm and hightailed it back to the station):

Get ready for some videos in the next post!


Anonymous said...

about the triangle kimbap. If you look carefully at the photo you posted (or any triangle kimbap you might happen to have right now in real life) you'll notice three numbers. 1 2 3. Follow the numbers when removing the plastic wrap. It's seriously as easy as 1, 2, 3. :P

ak said...

haha my first time eating those triangle thingies was the first night i arrived, staying at a love motel. desperate for food, i went to the cornerstore below, bought one of those, and peeled off the plastic, as well as the seaweed, which i figured was just a pretty wrapper :P

Christian Lee said...

Great pictures!!! Opening those samgak kimbap's took a year for me to finally get right! Great blog by the way!

MikeHu said...

Wow the pictures you have are absoluetly beautiful. Are they really pictures you took or are they off the net? Well I'll be sure to find out. I'll be going there soon enough. Oh by the way, I've mastered the art of getting the wrapper off the triangle kimbap.

Anonymous said...

I learned how to unravel the triangle kimbap. Pull down the tab (1), until it wraps around and you're left with 2 and 3, the sides. Gently, tugging at the plastic only, remove one side, then the second side. You should also, wrap the seaweed back into place. I love the way they do it because it keeps the seaweed fresh and crispy.

Anonymous said...

It hasn't been the tallest building in Seoul since 2003! It's the third tallest now.

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