National Geographic : 1924 Oct
OE. M. Newman A BIRD'S-EYE VIEW OF THE CAPITAL OF KOREA Seoul (Keijo in Japanese) lies in a basin among granite hills. When it was founded, a little more than 500 years ago, itwas laid out on alarge scale and inclosed by a great stone wall, in which are six large gates. Gas, electricity, telephones, andwaterworks aregradually transforming the capital into a modern city. Its Korean name is pronounced almost like "soul."