Jeongdong Observatory, Cafe Darak & Getting There | Seoul, South Korea

Jeongdong Observatory & Cafe Darak 정동전망대

서울특별시 중구 덕수궁길 15 (서소문동) 서울시 서소문청사 1동 13층 | 15, Deoksugung-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul (13th floor of the Seoul City Hall Seosomun Building)

Jeongdong Observatory & Cafe Darak - Opening Hours

Weekdays 9:00-21:00 | Weekends & Public Holidays 9:00-18:00

Jeongdong Observatory & Cafe Darak - Admission Fees

Free to Observatory

  • City Hall Station (line 1/2, exit 1/12). 3 mins walk.

How to go toJeongdong Observatory & Cafe Darak

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Jeongdong Observatory is located on the 13th floor of Seoul City Hall Seosomun Building.

 

Visitors can enjoy panoramic view of Deoksusung Palace and other attractions around Jeongdong.

Getting to Jeongdong Observatory & Cafe Darak
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Getting to Jeongdong Observatory & Cafe Darak
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Jeongdong's Past & Present

The floor was previously a storage room for equipment but was transformed into an observatory and opened to public for free since 2013.

On the walls of Jeongdong Observatory, there is a photo exhibition that shows the historical appearance of Chungdong First Methodist Church, Gyeongungung Palace (the previous name of Deoksugung Palace) and other sites in the area.

Take a moment to walk through the past and present of Jeongdong.

Jeongdong Observatory & Cafe Darak -  Photo Gallery
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Jeongdong Observatory & Cafe Darak -  Photo Gallery
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View from Jeongdong Observatory

From the observatory, you can have the best view of Deoksugung Palace, Seoul City Hall, Seoul Metropolitan Library, Seoul Anglican Cathedral, Seoul Metropolitan Council building, Former Russian Legation, Chongdong Theater, Chungdong First Methodist Church and its surroundings.

Jeongdong Observatory & Cafe Darak - Autumn
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The view of the tree tops along Deoksugung Stone-wall Road is especially beautiful in Autumn when the leaves displayed different shades of red.

 

Queue can be observed on the ground floor of the building for the lift up to the 13th floor Jeongdong Observatory during the peak autumn season.

In Winter, the snow covered landscape creates another memorable sight from Jeongdong Observatory.

Jeongdong Observatory & Cafe Darak - Autumn
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Jeongdong Observatory & Cafe Darak - Autumn
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Cafe Darak

At Cafe Darak, relax and enjoy the beautiful Jeongdong scenery over coffee.

Jeongdong Observatory & Cafe Darak - Winter
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Jeongdong Observatory & Cafe Darak - View of Deoksugung Palace - Summer
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There is even a souvenir section for you to purchase any items for memories.

Cafe Darak
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Cafe Darak - Souvenir Shop
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Cafe Darak
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Map on Getting to Jeongdong Observatory & Cafe Darak

How to go to Jeongdong Observatory & Cafe Darak - Lcation Map | Seoul, South Korea

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