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Address: Gaocheng Town, Dengfeng 452477, China
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Very interesting place for short visit

Gaocheng Astronomical Observatory is very close to Dengfeng , a short visit to the site and watching some important Astronomical instruments at the site absolutely did not waste... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 November 2014
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Tehran, Iran
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2014

Gaocheng Astronomical Observatory is very close to Dengfeng , a short visit to the site and watching some important Astronomical instruments at the site absolutely did not waste your time. There are not many visitors at site and a short and close visit is possible and fun.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2014

I love astronomy and thought this would be a place of interest but in the end I felt it was a waste of time. I would have enjoyed hanging around my hotel, ChanWu longer and just watch the kids practising kung-fu. I've been told by my guide, Charlie from China Odyssey Tours, not too many people visit this place. It's... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2013

Using this observatory the Chinese managed to calculate the length of the day to within 12 seconds of the value we know today. Unfortunately on the day we went, air pollution prevented us from getting a shadow. There are marks from 2nd World war Japanese shells fired at what they took to be a military observation post. We were the... More 

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