Love locks are a symbol of love and commitment– a memory to treasure for a lifetime.
It’s easy to love someone deeply—to have a lover, friend, or family member in your life that shapes your happiness—but it isn’t always easy to let them know exactly what they mean to you. LoveLocks are a perfect way to show someone just what they mean to you.
It’s a unique way of letting those significant to you understand just how special they really are. Following an ancient custom, you can “lock your love” to that person or those people important in your life. Engraving your own personal message on a Love Lock is the ultimate way of saying “I love you” and solidifying those special relationships in your life. No matter the person—or even pet –with a love padlock, you can celebrate love, family, and friendship. So when words simply aren’t enough, let LoveLocks do the talking.
In South Korea, there is such a landmark that epitomizes notions of romance – the N Seoul Tower (Namsan Tower and Seoul Tower).
At the highest point in the capital city of South Korea, the tower is visible from far distances in most parts of the city, especially when it lights up at night with its faint and familiar glow. The entire elevation stands at 479.7 m, with Namsan at 243 m (up to the construction point of the N Seoul Tower) and the tower making up the remaining height at 236.7m.
Apart from the aesthetic appearance, N Seoul Tower is also one of the most important strategic structures in the city; serving as the radio/television broadcast and communications tower.
N Seoul Tower is a romantic pilgrimage for those couples who wish to declare their eternal love, much akin to that of the Pont de l’Archevêché in Paris; But unlike the governments in Paris, New York and other cities where love locks are presently cut down, N Seoul Tower actively encourage people to leave locks in specially designated areas – even going as far to commission metal trees and hearts for this purpose – where now thousands of love locks spreading a message of love are scattered around the base of the tower.
Romantic Love Locks
An innumerable number of adoration locks can be discovered sticking around the rooftop porch, with new locks adding day by day. It is an overwhelming sight, and sufficiently enticing for anybody in affection to love-lock. This is a distinct feature of N Seoul Tower and one thing that each couple never fails to do, as a typical confirmation of each other’s adoration.
Countless “locks of love” hang on the wall of a terrace attached to Seoul Tower on Mt. Namsan in central Seoul. Young couples hang their locks of love before throwing the key away in the hope for eternal love.
The locks hanging on the fences with the keys thrown away are meant to ensure sweethearts’ vows to never separate are kept.
The idea of hanging locks originated from local tourists a few years ago who saw the same thing at Tokyo Tower. It is now enjoying a renewal after two TV stars, singer Alex and model Sinae, were seen dating there in the MBC reality program “We’ve Got Married.’’ N Seoul Tower’s “Locks of Love’’ event was chosen as a reunion venue for the celebrities on June 15 and since then has drawn great public attention.
This has to be one of the main reasons why N Seoul Tower is highly rated as the number one attraction by foreigners according to a survey conducted by Seoul city in 2012. If you are a K-drama fan.
“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” – Lao Tzu