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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
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
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.
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
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