Seems to be genuinely old from 600AD, with no reference to it being rebuilt. It apparently the oldest observatory in eastern asia.
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Ancient structure from Shilla period. It is quite small in size, my friend said that it looks like a ketchup bottle. It is nice to take picture from the flower garden. Observe contrast between day time view and night time view because it will be...More
Last autumn, I visited Gyeongju. The city itself had different atmosphere and I felt as if I was in the centre of the past when my ancestors lived. In particular, I felt something strange without any reasons in front of the observatory. The night view...More
There's not a lot of information in the vicinity about the observatory, but there was a little video (in the museum, I think?) that kinda shows you how it works. I think it works kind of like a periscope which is the reason for the...More
The word 'observatory' usually remind us of some tall structure, so it was a complete surprise to see this one only about 2 story high. It is cute.
This is one of the oldest astronomical platforms in Asia. But though I asked could not find a reason for it being there or why they would need a raised tower like this at all.
Built at the request of a female Queen, this observatory was used to study the stars and align with the sun for the solstice. It is in a nice setting. When I was there, there were masses of poppies in bloom. An easy walk from...More