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Cheomseongdae Observatory

Wolseong-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea
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Wolseong-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well, if you spent some type touring Korea, you will see that many buildings are reconstructions. This one is not and it is nice to see. Make sure to see a movie about the construction and history about it. Located next to the observatory.

Thank Dmitry S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very peaceful place to be at. You will learn and walk through the remains and plots of land where palaces once stood. Pretty easy to get here. KTX to Singyeongju Station. Take bus 60/61 to Cheomseongdae. You can use T-Card to pay. Its very...More

Thank Addie S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to see this as part of a wider tour, so the guide was able to explain all about its history which made it more interesting. It's a really well built structure and has stood he test of time... we visited it shortly after...More

Thank ianx17489
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Its just a small tower, nothing much. There was festival when we went, so we kindda enjoyed it nevertheless.

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Thank janandmabel
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

It was a very worthwhile trip, our whole group enjoyed the observatory and the Pink grass nearby, we also rented a cart to go from one attraction to the other. We will definitely come back! :)

Thank HaroldDtraveller
Reviewed 17 October 2017

This is a very curious building and extremely well made as it didn't fall down during recent earthquakes. The area around here is also very picturesque and they make extremely good coffee down the road too.

Thank Roslyn35
Reviewed 25 September 2017

An observatory built in the 4th century? Who knew? Well I didn't. Definitely yes for culture and history buffs. Not much time needed to check it out, but it is definitely worth checking out.

Thank fiamma11
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Just a nice, super historic place in this wonderful city that's loaded with history. Great that you can just bike around and bump into so many historic places "in the wild".

Thank taqqie
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.

Thank 297Mitch1066
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.

Thank CirilB
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