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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  • Old Silo Tower and observatory rich in symbolic social especially. Located in the Tumuli Park,
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  • I went to see a lot of rape flower fields near the Cheomseongdae observatory. The weather was over in spring last year, I did not have a rape, and many fine dust. The Rape blossoms bloom in all spring... The hotel is also very close to the area.
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  • Good place to learn Korean History. This was the earliest observatory place in east asia. Nothing much to do. Beside this place, there are field of yellow flower good for photography. Other things to do is visiting the ancient tomb
  • At afternoon many people come to this place with their child or with their friend to have a quality time. Love how they enjoy picnic. Something I never see in my country 😁
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