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Cheomseongdae Observatory

Wolseong-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea
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  • Very good35%
  • Average32%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Wolseong-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea
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Reviewed 3 days 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 1 week 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 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
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...More

Thank eugenia27
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 🤣

Thank nicodvisor
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