Title : The 10th anniversary of the Korea-Vietnam Diplomatic Relationship 
Stamp Serial#
2299 
KPC#
C-1776 
MICHEL#
2326 
StanGib#
2680 
Scott#
2112b 
Date of Issue
12/21/2002 
Quantity
1,200,000 
Denomination
190 won 
Design
One Pillar Pagoda 
Designer
Hoang Thuy Lieu & Vu Kim Lien 
Image Area
27mm x 37mm 
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
December 22, 2002 marks the tenth anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Korea and Vietnam. Despite the relatively short history of diplomatic ties, the two countries have made significant advances in cooperation in such diverse areas as public administration, society and culture with an emphasis on economic collaboration. The rapid development of relations between Korea and Vietnam is primarily attributable to the two nations sharing similar cultural traditions and historic experiences and mutually complementary economic structures as well as the development potential of Vietnam.

In commemoration of the tenth anniversary of forming diplomatic relations, Korea and Vietnam will issue a joint stamp on December 21, 2002 featuring the "Dabo Pagoda" and "One Pillar Pagoda", both designated as cultural heritage in the respective nations. The stamp was jointly designed by Kim So-jeong of Korea and Hoang Thuy Lieu and Vu Kim Lien of Vietnam.

One Pillar Pagoda.
"One Pillar (Mot Cot) Pagoda" in Hanoi, Vietnam, was erected in 1049 and has a unique design in the shape of a lotus. According to legend, King Ly Thai To had a dream while praying to Buddha to give him a son. He soon had a son and the King ordered the construction of the pagoda that he saw in his dream. The pagoda is built on a four-meter stone pillar with a diameter of 1.2 meters in the middle of the square lotus pond named Linh Chieu. Inside the pagoda sits a statue of Buddha.