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21 Oct 2018
“This is a tourists' scam”
4 Oct 2018
“NOT an observatory, scam to rip tourist off”
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22-3, Bukchon-ro 11da-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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Reviewed 21 October 2018

This is just a private house and not an official tourists' spot. They may have a great view, but it is just a look from a typical home. They have an entrance fee, and the owner will YELL and BE FURIOUS (of course, you won't...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TravelingLia
Reviewed 4 October 2018

This is not an observatory and I am surprised on how this can be listed as such. I went with a friend as we we were looking for a place where to have a drink and hopefully view sunset. We saw the poster while walking...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank SaemaR
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Although it is not a big deal to spend $3 per person on the trip for nothing, I’d appreciate for honest description. It is NOT an observatory, rather a small 3rd floor private appartment with covered balcony that provides just okey view. You get a...More

Date of experience: April 2018
5  Thank seregin207
Reviewed 7 April 2018

This cafe has some private tea set collections from Korea and some Japanese and China of the owner. The entrance fee is 5,000 won including a cup of tea or coffee. The interior is nice and the cafe has a shop that sells some souvenirs....More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank olasolnuri
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

A very nice area for a walk about. Small shops and cafes dot the neighbourhood. The Bukchon Observatory, a nice place to chill for a coffee or the delicious ginger tea. Would be nice to have some finger food.

Date of experience: December 2016
2  Thank Joe P
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

This is really a cafe with a nice view. You pay an entrance fee and they supposedly give you the drink for free.

Date of experience: November 2016
2  Thank wvzjxq
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Really nice place so much~~ should to go there for sighseeing. It was nice place for take a photo and relaxing!! Love this place so much!

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Puipuireal
Reviewed 29 July 2016

OK let me preface this quick review by admitting to being an advanced moron, but the sentiment remains, this place is the only place to get the view of the area that is THE view of the area. And that of course is the rooftop...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Jack D
Reviewed 3 April 2016

Lazlo from Germany told the exact facts. Free hot / cold drink included in the fee makes this visit worth doing. Using blue plastic bags around ones shoes left me a kind of a germ scared feeling. The view over Bukchon area is fine.

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Pasaatituuli
Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

The observatory is clearly signposted within Bokchun village and offer a stunning view on Seoul. The entrance is 3.000 KRW (~2,5 EUR) and a free juice/coffee/tea is also included in the price. The metro station Anguk (orange line / line 3) is a few mintues...More

Date of experience: December 2015
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