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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

This was great, as an original observatory which was built in the 4th century it is well worth visiting.

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Reviewed 27 August 2017

The observatory was tilted a bit in the recent earthquake but is still standing. Not really sure how it was used. It does look like a lighting house. There is no entrance fee here.

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Reviewed 23 August 2017

The tower itself may look small and simple but don't let it's mere form deceive you in what it actually represents.

CheomSeongDae is the oldest, surviving astronomical observatory throughout all of Asia. I read an article somewhere stating that it might even be one of the first observation towers ever built in Asia at that time period. How amazing is that? AND it's still standing after such a tragic history Korea has faced.

It's definitely impressive and outstanding that it has stood so strong for us after all this time. It may not seem much but stop by for a short visit for one of Korea's living history in our midst.

2  Thank eugenia27
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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a nice walk. The whole tour takes 2 hours with kids. 8km...

There are many added activities like this vegetable hanging garden. Beware for the hanging pumpkins

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Reviewed 16 August 2017

There's not much to actually see at the Observatory. It looks like a kiln, to be honest. But it's impressive when you think about the age of the building and how people there cared about the sciences so long ago. The park it sits in is also a nice walk, letting you see some of the tombs from a distance. It also connects you to the craft village and Woji/Anapji Pond. There's also some lovely gardens with HUGE lotus flower ponds. We had way more fun looking at the flowers than we had thought we would.

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