Title : Visit Korea Year 2001
Stamp Serial#
2126 
KPC#
C-1635 
MICHEL#
2153 
StanGib#
2466 
Scott#
2044 
Date of Issue
01/10/2001 
Quantity
1,950,000 
Denomination
170 won 
Design
The "Oksun Peaks" by Kim Hong-do 
Designer
Kim, So-jeong 
Image Area
36mm *34.5 mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
5*3 
Paper
Print
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation 
Description
Known as the Land of the Morning Calm, blessed with a rich cultural heritage and incomparable scenic beauty, Korea rolls out the red carpet to its friends from all corners of the world.

On September 26, 1998, President Kim Dae-jung designated 2001, the first year of the 21st century. as Visit Korea Year, a gesture exemplifying the ardent wish of the Korean people to usher in a century of peace and harmony. From ancient times, Koreans have deservedly built a solid reputation for their warm hospitality to visitors. Visit Korea Year 2001 will serve as a marvelous opportunity for foreign visitors to experience the awe-inspiring traditional culture stretching back 5000 years, the distinctive scenic charms of the four seasons, and the economic development of Korea. To mark this milestone year, a wide variety of events such as the "Festival of Peace and Reconciliation," "2001 Chonju International Sori (folk vocal) Festival," and "World Taekwondo Festival" will be held across the country. All Koreans join in the sincere efforts to make the Visit Korea Year an occasion to upgrade local tourist accommodations and facilities and the public sense of etiquette up to international standards

This stamp features the "Oksun Peaks" drawn by Kim Hong-do along with "Cheongsachorong", the official emblem of the Visit Korea Year 2001. "Oksun Peaks" depicts the craggy peaks of Oksun. one of the eight famous scenes of Danyang and is included in Kim Hong-dos Picture Album of Byeongjinnyon (year 1796), housed in the Ho-am Art Museum. The emblem Cheongsachorong, the traditional red-and-blue silk Korean Lantern, signifies that Koreans welcome foreign visitors with open arms in the Visit Korea Year 2001.