Title : Hometown Special: Chungbuk 
( /Hangul)
Stamp Serial#
2237 
KPC#
C-1715 
MICHEL#
2264 
StanGib#
Not listed 
Scott#
2088b 
Date of Issue
08/01/2002 
Quantity
900,000 
Denomination
190 won 
Design
Mt. Songni and Beopju Temple-Chungbuk  
Designer
Kim, So-jeong 
Image Area
40mm x 30mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
4 x 4 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Printing process
and colors
Photogravure, five colors 
Print
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation 
Description
Special stamps featuring the traditional culture and traits of local regions will be issued in commemoration of the PHILAKOREA 2002 World Stamp Exhibition scheduled to be held in Seoul from August 2 to August 11, 2002. These stamps, representing the tangible and intangible cultural themes of 16 local regions in Korea, are designed to promote international relations of local cities as well as the nation's interest in the stamp exhibition.

Hometown Special - Chungbuk
Beopju Temple, situated in Mt. Songni, one of the eight most scenic spots in Korea, was built in 553 AD during the reign of King Jinheung of the Shilla Dynasty. King Gongmin of the Goryeo Dynasty, as well as King Taejo and Sejo of the Joseon Dynasty are also known to have stayed at this ancient temple.