63 City, sometimes also called the Golden Tower or 63 Square, is one of the tallest buildings in South Korea. Rising 820 feet (250 meters) above Yeouido Island, it is recognizable by its gold-tinted glass, which seems to glow in the sun. It gets its official name from its 63 floors—60 above ground and three below.The Basics
At 63 City, visitors can ride a glass elevator to an observation floor—home to the world’s highest art gallery—on the 60th floor. The ride to the top takes less than 30 seconds, and on a clear day, the views extend all the way to Incheon. The lower floors of the building house an indoor commercial center with nearly 100 retail outlets, as well as an IMAX theater, aquarium, and wax museum.
Those planning to visit some of the building’s attractions can save money on a combo ticket, which grants entrance to both the Aqua Planet 63 aquarium and the gallery 63 Art. For the best views of the golden skyscraper from outside, consider an evening cruise along the Han River.Things to Know Before You Go
63 City offers some of the best bird’s-eye views over Seoul, plus great attractions for families.
Some attractions inside 63 City charge their own admission fees.
Don’t forget your camera; the views from the top are well worth a photo.
How to Get There
63 City offers a free shuttle bus from several nearby Seoul Subway stations, including Daebang (line 1), Yeouido and Yeouinaru (line 5), and Saetgang (line 9). A handful of public buses also stop at nearby Yeouido Station.
When to Get There
Try to plan your visit on a clear day, when the views from the observation level will be unobstructed. The attractions on the lower floors of the building make for excellent rainy-day options.
Festivals on Yeouido Island
The company that owns 63 City also hosts a couple of popular festivals throughout the year. In spring, the park near the skyscraper hosts the Lifeplus Cherry Blossom Picnic Festival, where travelers can listen to live music and dine on Korean specialties. In the autumn, the skies above 63 City light up during the Seoul International Fireworks Festival.