Cheomseong-dae (Star Gazing Tower; 첨성대 ; 瞻星臺;)

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▪ Cheomseong-dae (Star Gazing Tower) is the oldest existing astronomical observatory in Asia.

Built during the reign of Shilla Dynasty Queen Seon-deok (in power 632-647AD), it was used for observing the stars in order to forecast the weather.

This stone structure is a beautiful combination of straight lines and curves.

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Comments (110)

Antoine Jasser on April 3, 2014

Amazing light & colors....
Beautifully composed & captured...
L 74

caryca51 on May 13, 2014

Fascynujący obraz z dziejów nauki... <F=L> ... dla Tej ZACHWYCAJĄCEJ fotografii.Z przyjaznymi pozdrowieniami z Polski.Elka

albertLM on May 16, 2014


wonderful shot!



Dirk V on June 27, 2014

Beautiful picture!

☀︎LIKE ☀︎

Friendly greetings from Belgium, Dirk

Ana María Ossorio Ló… on August 10, 2014

Wonderful illuminated tower! YS 8--AnaM

Filip Jurovatý on January 28, 2015


S priateľským pozdravom zo Slovenska, Filip.

elakramine on April 11, 2015

LIKE: 79 , Excellent photography !!

Greetings, Elakramine

C.gpeña ☂NO VIEWS☂ on July 19, 2015

PANORAMIO FOREVER!!! Like + Favorite.

Saludos, Carmeta.

RNLatvian on December 4

Like! Very good photo!

Greetings from Brasília!

My Best of the day!!

hermelin on December 18

WOOOOW! A wonderful night shot!!! Bestr egards from Hungary! Lajos

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Photo taken in Cheomseong-ro, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea

Photo details

  • Uploaded on April 18, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by ssSUH
    • Taken on 2012/04/15 20:26:55
    • Exposure: 8.000s
    • Focal Length: 29.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/9.000
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash