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Cheomseongdae Observatory

Wolseong-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea
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“east asia” (6 reviews)
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Wolseong-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea
Wolseong-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea
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Reviewed 13 June 2017

There's not a lot of information in the vicinity about the observatory, but there was a little video (in the museum, I think?) that kinda shows you how it works. I think it works kind of like a periscope which is the reason for the...More

Thank LazyRose
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

The oldest astronomical observatory in East Asia. Free to visit day or night, when it is lit up. Watch the nearby video screening to place it in context. Openly visible from the nearby flower fields and tomb mounds

Thank Garth W
Reviewed 3 June 2017

The word 'observatory' usually remind us of some tall structure, so it was a complete surprise to see this one only about 2 story high. It is cute.

Thank 77Helen37
Reviewed 31 May 2017

This is one of the oldest astronomical platforms in Asia. But though I asked could not find a reason for it being there or why they would need a raised tower like this at all.

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 21 May 2017

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

Thank SaveyFLTraveler
Reviewed 19 May 2017 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 17 May 2017 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 16 May 2017 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 9 May 2017 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 5 May 2017 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
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