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Seoul Sky, the World’s Third Highest Observatory Opens in the Korean Capital

April 12, 2017 Destination North Asia No Comments Email Email

Seoul Sky, the world’s third highest observatory has opened in the Korean capital of Seoul on 2 April, 2017 making it the latest popular attraction in the city.

The observatory is located on the upper floors (117-123) of Seoul’s new and now tallest building, Lotte World Tower.  Seoul Sky was designed with the concept of ‘The Beauty and Pride of Korea’.

Even before it’s opening, Seoul Sky broke three Guinness World Records.  The sky deck on the 118th Floor will be the ‘world’s highest glass-floored observation deck’.  The Sky Shuttle elevator has been recorded as both the fastest double-deck elevator with a speed of 500 metres per minute and the elevator covering the longest distance.

Visitors can board the elevator to Seoul Sky from the lobby levels on B1 and B2 of the Lotte World Tower.  Seoul Sky will provide a complete view of the entire city through the glass walls on all sides.  On clear days, visitors will be able to see as far as Songdo, Incheon and the Yellow Sea.

Seoul Sky is located in Songpa-gu in the southern suburbs of Seoul.  A general admission ticket to Seoul Sky costs 27,000 Korean won (approx. A$31) and children 24,000 Korean won (approx. A$28).  Operating hours for the Seoul Sky Observatory are 9.30am to 11.00pm daily.

Dated:  7 April, 2017

Further Information:  Jennifer Doherty, PR/Marketing Manager, Korea Tourism Organization

Ph:  02/9252-4147/8  Fx:   02)9251-2104

Email:  jenny@knto.org.au Website:  www.visitkorea.org.au
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