This 3-minutes film footage was made by Burton Holmes, An American explorer and writer who visited in Korea in 1901 (and 1912). This is the oldest surviving film footage that contains the scenery of Korea. In this footage, We can see some places in Seoul, which are still remained today. After the Original footage is over, I will put some slide shows, comparing past & present of some places &
The Music is A Crossover tune with Guitar and Dae-Gum, a type of Korean flute. The Music is entitled 'The Way to Sampo(Korean; 삼포가는 길)', composed by Yeong-Dong Kim. It is a main theme music of the film named 'The Way to Sampo'(1975).
***Additional Note (Added on July 24th, 2009)***
I have to change the title and the explanation, since I learned that this footage is mixed up with the footage taken in 1901 and 1912.
According to the Travelogue series and other notes, Burton Holmes came to Korea twice, on April-May 1901, and July 1912. I firstly wrote the explanation according to the claims of Dr. Heemoon Cho from Inha University, but my own research proved that he was wrong.