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)

Weekdays 9:00-21:00 | Weekends & Public Holidays 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 Seoul City Hall Seosomun Building.

 

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Cafe Darak

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

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There is even a souvenir section for you to purchase any items for memories.

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