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[Yanggu] Center of Korea Observatory

  • Address127, Guktojeongjungang-ro, Nam-myeon, Yanggu-gun, Gangwon-do
  • InformationThe Center of Korea Observatory: (033) 480-2586
  • Hours of use- March-August15:00-23:00
    – September-February14:00-22:00
  • HolidaysClosed Monday (Closed Tuesday if Monday is holiday)
  • Homepagewww.ckobs.kr
  • PublishedDecember 1, 2014
  • RevisedDecember 5, 2016


Sky is seen from the center of the land with the mysteries of universe



The Center of Korea Observatory in the area of San 48-beonji, Dochon-ro, Nan-myeon, Yanggu-gun, Gangwon-do is the place to look up at the sky in the geographical center of Korea. It is easy for children and those with disabilities because the height of the main telescope, which is a 80cm reflecting telescope, is fixed to observe. In addition, there is a digital planetarium to show the virtual night sky with the majestic sound of channel 5.1 and you can lie down comfortably, as well as the exhibition hall and the theater to show the interesting astronomy from the earth to the solar system and the universe. You can enjoy a sculpture on the point of the geographic center of the Korean Peninsula with the beautiful lighting on the lawn in front of observatory.



Information by
Yanggu County, Korea Tourism Organization




• Individual
- Adults 2,000 won / Teens • Active Korean military • Children 1,000 won
• Group(30 people or more)
- Adults 1,500 won / Teens • Active Korean military • Children 500 won
※ Men of national merit, Disabled, Senior (65 and older) and Yanggu County residents (ID required) 50% off
※ Korean military serving in the ranks only, Children must be at least age 6. 






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