This post is part of a series on the walk we went on on the second day of our Holiday in Seoul, Korea. If you haven't read the first part, that's here: Korea day 2 - Walk up Namsan part 1.

When we reached the top of the steps, just to our left was Gyeongbongsu 경봉수 Beacons. The Beacons are up another short set of steps. There was lots of people looking at the beacons, and admiring the view from the top, so I couldn't get a nice clean shot of them.

Gyeongbongsu 경봉수 Beacons

The beacons used to be part of a network of beacons, used for sending and receiving communications all over Korea. They would use fire for signals at night, and smoke for signals during the day. Like a lot of old Korean buildings, these are not originals, but replicas, built in 1993.

Here's a photo from the Beacons, looking down at the roof of the cable car station below:

Tea on the cable car station roof on Namsan

To the left of the Beacons (or to your right when you first come up the steps), is an Octagonal Pavilion, known as a Palgak-jeong (which means 8 sided pavilion). Lots of people were sitting underneath it, enjoying the shade and having a rest.

Palgak-jeong (팔각정) at the top of Namsan (남산)

Palgak-jeong (팔각정) at the top of Namsan (남산)

And on top of the Palgak-jeong were some pigeons:

Pigeon on Palgak-jeong roof

Part 7

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