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Cheomseongdae Observatory

Wolseong-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good36%
  • Average30%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“east asia” (6 reviews)
“flower garden” (2 reviews)
“closer look” (2 reviews)
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Wolseong-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea
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"east asia"
in 6 reviews
"flower garden"
in 2 reviews
"closer look"
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"quick photo"
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"historical attractions"
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"public park"
in 2 reviews
"anapji pond"
in 12 reviews
"stone tower"
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"built years ago"
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"short stop"
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"worth a stop"
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"doesn t"
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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

Our guesthouse was right near the park, so we were able to see the observatory often, as visitors to the park and while walking along the street. We gained greater appreciation for it after going to the Gyeongju Museum. Still not sure how the observatory,...More

Thank Kimberley42
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great ancient monument really gives a sense of past. Part of a long and beautiful walk that is a must in place his city

Thank KiwiSwitzerland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

small heritage tower in the middle of the park. beside there are restaurants and shops. good place to take photos . Not a must to visit.

Thank Danny C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is not much to write about this... very small tower! It is located in the middle of the park and unless you are with someone who knows about it, you might very well pas it by!

Thank Adventurers049
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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

No admission fee. Open until very late. At night, the observatory is lighted for viewing and photos. Nearby are many restaurants and other historical locations. National Treasure #31.

Thank Brian C
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Reviewed 11 February 2018 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.

1  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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