How Ancient Observatories Are Built

How Ancient Observatories Are Built

While in Gyeongju, we had to visit Cheomseongdae, Korea's most famous observatory.

Cheomseongdae translates to stargazing tower and is the oldest surviving astronomical tower in East Asia. The tower was constructed during Queen Seon-deok’s rule during the seventh century. Cheomseongdae is made of 362 cut granite blocks, making its construction incredibly complicated.

Learn how it was built in this video!

 

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