Sky is the limit for Seoul

The world’s third highest observation deck opened last month in Seoul, giving visitors a new perspective on the South Korean capital.

Dubbed Seoul Sky, the attraction is located on the upper floors of Seoul’s new and now tallest building, Lotte World Tower. At 123 storeys and 554.5 metres in height, it is the fifth tallest building in the world and the tallest building in the OECD.

Records and Seoul Sky seem to go hand in hand, with the observatory breaking three Guinness World Records even before opening. The Sky Deck on the 118th floor will be the ‘world’s highest glass-floored observation deck’ in a building. 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.

Seoul Sky will provide a complete view of the entire city through glass walls on all sides. On clear days, visitors will be able to see as far as Songdo, Incheon and the Yellow Sea.

The 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) or 24,000 Korean won (approx. A$28) for children. It is open from 9.30am to 11.00pm daily.