Seoul is the capital and largest metropolis of South Korea. With surrounding Incheon metropolis and Gyeonggi province, Seoul forms the heart of the Seoul Capital Area.
Ranked as an alpha world city, Seoul was the world’s 4th largest metropolitan economy after Tokyo, New York City and Los Angeles.
Strategically situated along the Han River, Seoul’s history stretches back over two thousand years. It is surrounded by a mountainous and hilly landscape, with Bukhan Mountain located on the northern edge of the city.
As with its long history, the Seoul Capital Area contains five UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Changdeok Palace, Hwaseong Fortress, Jongmyo Shrine, Namhansanseong and the Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty.
These fascinating color photos from NorbFaye that captured everyday life of Seoul in 1948 and 1949.