Cheomseongdae is the oldest astronomical observatory known in the East. Cheomseongdae, located in the middle of Daeneungwon (Cheonmachong), where the Silla palace Wolseong and Silla royal tombs are concentrated on a large scale, was built during the reign of Queen Seondeok (635 to 647).
Cheomseongdae, designated as National Treasure No. 31, is a nine-meter-high stone pagoda in a cylindrical shape, covered with a wide square stone like a lid, and a square window entrance of about one meter by one is still left in the middle of Cheomseongdae.
And at the entrance of Cheomseongdae, there is a small “digital Cheomseongdae” that explains Cheomseongdae in an easy-to-understand manner, such as the structure and the story of Cheomseongdae.
It is one of the most well-received buildings of Silla as a structure that exquisitely harmonizes Silla’s unique elegant curved beauty, squares, and circles.
|Address||839-1 Inwang-dong, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do.
경상북도 경주시 인왕동 839-1
|Transportation||You can also take a bus or walk from Gyeongju Intercity Bus Terminal!|