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)

9:00-18:00

Free to Observatory

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

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

 

The floor was previously a storage room for equipment but was transformed into an observatory and opened to public for free since 2013. Nonetheless, it remains very much a great 'hidden' place in Seoul, not known to many tourists.

Jeongdon Observatory & Cafe Darak - View of Deoksugung Palace in Summer | Seoul, South Korea

From the observatory, one can have the best view of Deoksugung Palace, Seoul City Hall and its surroundings.

 

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

 

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

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At Cafe Darak, one can relax and enjoy the scenery over coffee on different seasons.

 

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

 

Take a moment to see the difference of the past and the present at Jeongdong Observatory and Cafe Darak in your holiday to Seoul.

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