111024 - N Seoul Tower
Using padlocks to show love began in the 1980s, in the centre of the southern Hungarian city of Pécs. It is said that locks and love seem to be synonymous; therefore, sweethearts can leave comments on padlocks to express their love messages. Along a fence on the ground in the North Seoul Tower on Mt. Namsan in central Seoul, you’ll find thousands and thousands of locks symbolizing the love between couples. Love messages on padlocks are often signatures of couples and vows so that they never separate. Such exciting location has become an attractive destination for young tourists.
This is only a part of an entire wall filled with locks. Similar walls can be found in several cities in Europe such as Paris.