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Cheomseongdae Observatory

Wolseong-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea
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  • Average31%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“east asia” (6 reviews)
“anapji pond” (12 reviews)
“flower garden” (2 reviews)
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Wolseong-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea
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"east asia"
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"anapji pond"
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"flower garden"
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"closer look"
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"quick photo"
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"historical attractions"
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"public park"
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"doesn t"
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"built years ago"
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"interesting site"
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"short stop"
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"worth a stop"
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"taking photos"
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"rent a bike"
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"admission fee"
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"sunny day"
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"historic area"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Here’s the thing - It’s NOT the greatest historical monument in the world. It’s not as grand as the colloseum, or Moai statue. But this has serenity. It doesn’t brag or bombastically shout out “I’m the best!!!”. It just stands there, with vigor. And that...More

Thank 세빈박
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

The observatory stems from the 7th century and is beautifully integrated in the stunning Tumuli park.We did not count, but were told that the building contains 12 carved stones for the base, 365 stones in total and that the roof contains 4 stones. More questions?

Thank werner867
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

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
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Reviewed 4 December 2017 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
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Reviewed 16 November 2017 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
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Reviewed 13 November 2017 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
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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
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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
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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
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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 Taco N
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