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Cheomseongdae Observatory

Wolseong-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea
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“east asia” (6 reviews)
“flower garden” (2 reviews)
“closer look” (2 reviews)
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Wolseong-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea
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"east asia"
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"flower garden"
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"closer look"
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"recent earthquake"
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"anapji pond"
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"stone tower"
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"built years ago"
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"lit up at night"
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"worth a stop"
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"short stop"
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"doesn t"
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"taking photos"
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"historical sites"
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"rent a bike"
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"admission fee"
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"historic area"
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"night view"
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Reviewed 5 July 2013 via mobile

This odd little brick structure was built 1300 years ago, and it's still standing! If this was in NZ it would have fallen down after 5 minutes! How is it even an observatory? Let's assume that a "structure to view the stars from" is what...More

Thank Suzesonholiday
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Reviewed 21 June 2013

It was nice. You can walk around the area and view Cheomseongdae Observatory. However were able to go there at night so I think we could really appreciate it more if it was early and there was still natural light.

Thank 1step_1kmilejourney
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Reviewed 15 June 2013

Not worth the visit, its just a short tower with nothing around it. Only use it as my reference point as I'm walking around the area.. Can't believe you have to pay a fee to get into it...

Thank ywwonglp
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Reviewed 8 June 2013

My wife and I walked past the observatory in the evening after visiting anapji pond. The tower itself is nothing extraordinary to look at, but if it is true that it's the oldest observatory in Asia then that's a little interesting at least. There's a...More

Thank ryansumo
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Reviewed 26 March 2013

Old people's tremendous scientific history is hiding in such a place. English translator interpreted as do not know of all the questions in English not answer I'm gonna. I'm sorry.

Thank Kim H
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Reviewed 7 February 2013

When I read the literature about the observatory I was excited to go, but when I got there, there was just this little crooked solitary tower in a field, with nothing else. You can't go inside, or even get close to it. Unimpressive.

Thank Mollie M
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Reviewed 6 December 2012

Cheomseongdae is part of the "Gyeongju Historic Areas" Unesco world heritage site. Built in the early 7th century, this observatory is considered the oldest in Asia. The design is elegant, yet also based in science. The site itself only takes about 20 minutes to visit....More

Thank kjmagnuson
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Reviewed 17 November 2012 via mobile

I saw this place at night. You can spot it from afar. Or pay 1000₩ to enter the area, which is worth paying if you want a photo close up. At night time it is lit up and looks really beautiful, worth a stop by....More

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Reviewed 11 November 2012

We had a pleascent walk through a garden with dolmen and tombs before reaching the observatory. The observatory as such is just the round building standing in the park. But the thought that it is asias oldest observatory and made of as many bricks as...More

Thank Henning A
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Reviewed 20 October 2012

Cheomseongdae charges an entrance fee of 1000 won but it is viewable from the outside. I viewed it in the day, so it just appeared as a tower to me.

Thank chocolatelust
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