We went to the Lake Seokchon Cherry Blossom Festival and experienced the views from the highest glass-floored observation deck in the world at “Seoul Sky”, at the top of Lotte World Tower in Seoul, South Korea!

The Lake Seokchon Cherry Blossom Festival (석촌호수 벚꽃축제) was held between April 1st~9th at Jamsil. Thousands of people came out to see all the cherry blossoms in full bloom, enjoy family and couple time together, and just enjoy the coming of spring…finally!

Lotte World Tower’s observatory decks, called “Seoul Sky”, officially opened to the public on April 4th. Lotte World Tower is the 5th tallest building in the world, standing at 555 meters with 123 floors, and also hold’s a number of World Records. It is the tallest building in Asia.

It has the highest glass-bottomed observatory deck in the world and is the third-highest observatory overall. The Sky Shuttle elevator is the fastest double-deck elevator, with a speed of 600 meters per second, and also covers the longest distance of any elevator in the world. Amazing!

There is a portion of the glass-bottomed deck that has fog control. It’s a neat feature to look like you are walking on an opaque surface, then to have the floor seem to suddenly disappear, leaving you floating 118 floors above the streets of Seoul! If you are afraid of heights, this is probably not for you. hehehe

If you are interested in visiting Seoul Sky, we recommend you get tickets in advance from their website. We also recommend to check the weather beforehand and hope that it isn”t a smoggy day like ours was. ^^

Seoul Sky: https://seoulsky.lotteworld.com/main/index.do?lang=en
Tickets: Adults – 27,000 Won | Children – 24,000 Won
Hours: 09:30~23:00
Location: Jamsil Station (Line 2&8), Exit 2. About a 5 minute walk to the building entrance. Go to B1 (basement level) to the entrance, you can purchase tickets there as well.
Notice: You cannot bring luggage, lighters, alcohol, weapons, or liquid bottles/drinks to the top. You will go through a metal detector and your bags/jacket will be scanned in an X-ray machine.