National Geographic : 1933 Oct
4. Photograph by W. Robert Moore THE DIAMOND MOUNTAINS ARE A VERITABLE NATIONAL PARKAREA The thatched watchtower houses sentinels who guard melon and vegetable patches from thieves. It also furnishesfriendly shade for agroup who have been hiking on the sun-parched road. Annually thousands of Koreans visit the shrines and view the scenic beauty of the mountains, where every peak, waterfall, and other features have names and a cluster of classic lore. Beyond the village of Onseiri, discernible at the base of the hills, is a Government-operated hotel, which isapopular starting place for trips into the mountains (see "In the Diamond Mountains," by the Marquess Curzon of Kedleston, in the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE for October, 1924).