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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  • A little old to be seen among high tumulus Tower. This tower, the old are learning about the weather, thanks to the stars. You can visit for free
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  • Daereung-tumuli Park square and just 3 minutes walk away. National treasure of Korea and tourists than locals, Korea traveller were many. Cheomseongdae is the oldest Astronomical Observatory in the Orient's, feel like small chimneys were seen. Much better life was considerably larger.
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  • The Observatory by planted seasonal flowers around them as the grunge scene's often-changing attraction. Pink Mule, rapeseed ... Great photo opportunities.
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  • The landscape around it was very nice, make you want to have a picnic on sunny day.. although it was supposedly tombs area ^^"
  • The observatory was built in 6th century for the calendar. Quite memorable place i've been to but there's terrible traffic in these days.
  • Interesting monument the walk around the whole area is enjoyable even in winter
  • been here for chuseok holiday and really insteresting and so much fun, especially for you who live to visit korean heritage. it is located near other gyeongju highlight course and surrounding by cafe and gyeongju traditional wheat bread.. you can rent a bike to stroll around the park. there's also a traditional hanok village behind the park
  • Fascinating historical observatory. Great to walk around at night

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