The 63 building in Seoul is a golden skyscraper that stands 246 metres tall. The name of the building is derived from the amount of floors that structure has, 63. There are three floors below ground level and 60 above ground level.
The building mainly contains financial offices on the floors above ground level. Below ground level there is an Imax cinema, an aquarium, a wax museum and a shopping mall. There are many things to do here if you are looking for a day to have fun indoors, but I personally prefer to be outdoors exploring the city from ground level or above.
There is an observation deck on the 60th floor that provides you with panoramic views of Seoul including the Hangang River and the surrounding area. The official name of the observation deck is the “Sky Art Museum” where visitors can view art exhibitions; magic shows and take in the views of Seoul.
Unfortunately during my visit to the 63 Building I didn’t have time to venture inside to the observation deck but it is definitely on my list of things to do next time I visit the city.
The gold reflective material makes the building highly unique and very photogenic in various different types of lighting. When the sun is directly on the building during the mid afternoon, it lights up and reflections of the buildings vicinity can be seen clearly.
During the sunset or sunrise, the building appears to glow in a golden hue. I believe that no matter what time of day you visit the building, the photos you will get are sure to be souvenir worthy.
If you find yourself wandering along the Han River or in the same area as the 63 Building then I highly recommend visiting it even if you just see the exterior.
How to get there:
Get the subway line 5 or 9 to Yeoido station and take exit number 5. Take the free 63 Building Shuttle bus to the building or you can walk along the Han river and use the map below.
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