We found a recommended restaurant, Tosokchon Samgyetang:
We opted for a quicker meal from JK Coffee & Sandwiches around the corner, getting a beer with a kerchief:
er name, Sungnyemun:
Roof design is similar to the palaces, but much smaller and with less decoration:
A Pseudocydonia sinensis/Chinese Quince:
We still had a bit of a hike from the bus stop to the tower:
Kent points in the direction of Shanghai, only 865 km/537 miles away:
One of the features of the tower is an area where couples can affix padlocks to the fences as a symbol of their undying love. We searched for this place, but it wasn't up at the observatory levels. It was down on the fence around the terrace. You couldn't even see the fence anymore!
Then we did wait an hour for a table at the lower level The Place Restaurant for dinner:
Later in Shanghai, we threw away the keys to our lock in a mini-garbage truck, someplace we surely won't be able to go and find them again!