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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

After centuries, this observatory remained as a testament of the curiosity of ancient Koreans towards the stars. Fascinating monument of the effort invested in such a tower.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank macaiwar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Looks exactly like the pictures in all tourist guides.No direct access.Nice to walk by but not spectacular.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank alex2013998
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I wasn't sure how interesting Cheomseongdae would be for me, but it was close to some other things we were visiting so we went for a quick look. The tower is really beautiful in person, especially at night when it's lit up. It really is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sarah53187
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Our guide was not able to park along the road to visit the observatory, but I was able to take a photo only from afar. There were lots of tourists and cars, so I was able to stay and take photos from afar only for...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Edward T
Reviewed 28 October 2018

This is a historic star gazing tower built in 7th century by Queen Seondeok. It is probably the oldest star gazing tower in East Asia. Worth a visit!

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Mornings6
Reviewed 18 October 2018

Walk through the park which at the right time of year has beautiful lotus flowers. Doesn't take long. I suppose if you are into this sort of thing then you will enjoy

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank secretary369
Reviewed 16 October 2018

The building itself is very unique in shape and definitely is an important part of Korean history. More could have been placed at the site to explain the significance and some of the resulting discoveries. Otherwise, all you have is a cool looking building.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jfurukaw
Reviewed 15 October 2018

I wasn't overly impressed with the visual of this place but the reason behind it being built is quite amazing! If you are visiting the tomb mounds then by all means walk by the observatory.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mrb415
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

You can’t really miss this ancient observatory when you visit Gyeongju. Make sure you visit it both during the day and in the evening (before nine) because it looks quite different

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank hankido
Reviewed 4 September 2018

It is what it is........a small bottle shaped stone built tower about 20 foot high. Set in a nice park, it is significantly old! No admission charges. Only a 5 min walk from Tumuli Park and the mounds. We went during the day , perhaps...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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