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Cheomseongdae Observatory

Wolseong-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea
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Wolseong-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Built at the request of a female Queen, this observatory was used to study the stars and align with the sun for the solstice. It is in a nice setting. When I was there, there were masses of poppies in bloom. An easy walk from...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are in the erea and have time go to see it. It says it was a observatory which there are no proves for it.

Thank menachemle
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This should be oldest observatory in south east Asia. Building is very old, like 1200 yrs but still original.

Thank Daniel L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We made a short stop here and it was OK. Personally I didn't find it so interesting but for someone it might be. Nice area around.

Thank Michaela B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The area has a lot to offer in general, but this really didn't do it for me. And there are areas of South Korea where I wished we had spent our time instead. Look at Anthony Bourdain's Top 10 list of things to see in...More

Thank ScubaGal38
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This little observatory is not worth specifically setting out to see, more of a curiosity if you happen to be passing by. It's a well preserved tower, but there is not anything to do other than see it from a distance.

Thank Jacob S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome and beautiful view here! If you ever will come to Gyeongju, you have to visit this place! Fresh air, a lot of happy people make you feel happier)

Thank Special E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the oldest astronomical observatory in East Asia. The bottle shaped tower has a square opening through which an observer can can ascend to the top.

Thank clairmontjeff
Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

If you are already in the area, this place is worth a stop. You can dress up in traditional Shilla dynasty clothes for free and snap a few pictures. There is not much depth in history and information. It left me longing for more history...More

Thank Soonjin P
Reviewed April 15, 2017

We visited during the cherry blossom season. The fields were covered with yellow rapeseed and together with the pink cherry blossoms and the mountain in the background, made for beautiful photos. However the Observatory itself was rather unimpressive. I would have found it disappointing if...More

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