A glass floor is a window to South Korea’s Seoul

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If you want to enjoy the view of Seoul, then a visit to the Seoul Sky, the third highest observatory in the world, is a must.

The five-day familiarization tour for foreign journalists organized by the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) Manila in May concluded with a quick trip to the Seoul Sky.

The observatory, which opened in April this year, is located on the upper floors of the Lotte World Tower, the tallest building in Seoul.

While waiting for the “Sky Shuttle” elevator, visitors may enjoy the visual arts display at the lobby of the tower, showcasing Korea’s history and development.

The Sky Shuttle is the world’s first ceiling and four-walled screen elevator where you can see how Seoul and Hangang “Han River” have changed over time.

The sky deck on the 118th floor, meanwhile, allows you to see Seoul through a transparent glass floor. Visitors may have a complete view of the city through the glass walls on all sides of the observatory.

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PHOTO by MAILA AGER/INQUIRER.net

PHOTO by MAILA AGER/INQUIRER.net

PHOTO by MAILA AGER/INQUIRER.net

PHOTO by MAILA AGER/INQUIRER.net

Before going to the Seoul Sky, the invited media of the KTO Manila walked along the Seoullo 7017.

PHOTO by MAILA AGER/INQUIRER.net

PHOTO by MAILA AGER/INQUIRER.net

PHOTO by MAILA AGER/INQUIRER.net

Tour guide Ginny Yang said the overpass was named Seoullo 7017 because it was built in 1970 as a highway but it was transformed into a pedestrian skyway park in 2017. Below the structure is a shoe tree, an art work from used shoes collected from its residents.

PHOTO by MAILA AGER/INQUIRER.net

PHOTO by MAILA AGER/INQUIRER.net

Seoullo 7017 is now one of the latest tourist attractions in Seoul. CBB

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