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Gaocheng Observatory

China, an East Asian country is one of the world’s oldest civilizations. It has a vast cultural history of more than five thousand years and an outstanding natural beauty. On the other hand, this country has remained a comparatively isolated and secluded one, and being a land of mystery, this country is not known to the western half of the world. However, China is rapidly developing and has grown in the phase of modernization, with an immense speed and is also welcoming the outer world to interact and do business with them.
Gaocheng Observatory is one of the popular tourist attractions of China. This Observatory was established in 1279 by the famous astronomer Guo Shoujing and is located about 7 kilometers southeast of the city of Dengfeng. It is the foremost observatory and is architecturally an interesting building.
The observatory dates to the early portion of the Yuan Dynasty. It was designed originally for use in predicting the time of the solstice each year. Astronomers at the site were able to analyze the actual span of the year to 365.2425 days some 300 years before Europeans managed to develop the Gregorian calendar. Today, visitors can climb to the top of the 10 meter building to view the surrounding area.
Although the observatory does not match its former glory, Gaocheng Observatory is a popular travel destination for visitors and globe trotters from all over the world who appreciate its beautiful landscapes, hospitality and safety.

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