The oldest existing astronomical observatory in all of Asia, you may be surprised to see that it's not on the top of a mountain -- it's actually on flat land. The 362 stones that make up the 27-level structure represent each day of the lunar year. Built during the reign of Shilla Queen Seon-deok (A.D. 632-647), it was used for observing the stars in order to forecast the weather.
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