Cheomseongdae Observatory, Gyeongju

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Marvel at the history and design of Cheomseongdae Observatory, the oldest surviving observatory in the world. Thought to have been built during the reign of Queen Seondeok in the 7th century CE, the structure consists of 362 pieces of granite, arranged in a bottle-like cylindrical shape that stands at 9.4 m (30.8 ft) tall and 5.7 m (18.7 ft) wide. The remarkable structure would have been useful in terms of agricultural production, because it allows for astronomical observation of seasonal change, while astrological myths and legends were closely linked with political power and spirituality. To visit Cheomseongdae Observatory on your trip to Gyeongju, use our Gyeongju trip itinerary tool.
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  • Originally constructed in the 7th century, Cheomseongdae is the oldest surviving astronomical observatory in Asia. Having seen in it so many travel brochures and even postage stamps, it was a bit... 
    Originally constructed in the 7th century, Cheomseongdae is the oldest surviving astronomical observatory in Asia. Having seen in it so many travel brochures and even postage stamps, it was a bit...  more »
  • Tgis is my favorite place in Gyeongju - Cheomseongdae! Really close to bus terminal and you can actually walk from there to the spot (if you love walking). You can also take a bus or bring your own... 
    Tgis is my favorite place in Gyeongju - Cheomseongdae! Really close to bus terminal and you can actually walk from there to the spot (if you love walking). You can also take a bus or bring your own...  more »
  • Cheomseongdae in Gyeongju is the oldest survival star observatory in Aisa. It's also a symbol of this city. Coming here in the autumn day made me feel so relaxing. This place is so beautiful in... 
    Cheomseongdae in Gyeongju is the oldest survival star observatory in Aisa. It's also a symbol of this city. Coming here in the autumn day made me feel so relaxing. This place is so beautiful in...  more »
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  • This is a nice historical place. There are a lot of tombs and historical buildings. It's a nice place for walking, and there are possibilities for rent bikes. I visited this place already a few times and it is always nice again.
  • I visited Cheomseongdae at night. Everything was well lit and neatly tended to. The site is only a hundred yards from the large buried tombs and a lovely park for walking.
  • With Scorching weather, do not go there.. Otherwise, it is just one historical tower. Nothing special.. Nothing better than books
  • i heard many times when i was student. so? there is no special. just normal. not bad. not good.
  • Lots of pretty places to take good beautiful pictures. Good place for walking and enjoying greenery

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