Title : Korean Bridge Series (1st Issue)
Stamp Serial#
2396
KPC#
C-1862 
StanGib#
2777 
Scott#
2155a 
Date of Issue
09/24/2004
Quantity
560,000 
Denomination
190 won 
Design
Geumcheongyo Bridge 
Original Painting
Chun, Ho  
Designer
Lee, Gi-seok 
Image Area
47mm x 27mm 
Perforation
13 (Combination of
round and diamond-shaped perforations) 
Sheet Composition
4 x 4 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Printing process
and colors
Photogravure, five colors 
Print
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation 
Description
The Korea Post will issue the "Korean Bridge Series" during the next five years to introduce the beauty of Korean bridges. In the first stamps of the series, old bridges that give a hint of the wisdom and artistic sense of Korea's ancestors are introduced.

Geumcheongyo Bridge:
Located at Changdeokgung Royal Palace, which is registered as UNESCO's World Cultural Asset, Geumcheongyo Bridge was constructed in 1411 (11th year of King Taejong's reign during the Joseon Dynasty) and is the oldest stone bridge among those remaining in Seoul. Standing 12.9 meters long and 12.5 meters wide, two arches are built from the foundation rocks in the stream bed. A rock carved in the shape of a mythical unicorn lion is located on the south side of the foundation rock, and that of a turtle is installed on the north side. Behind the carved rocks where the arches meet, is a carving of the face of a ghost, which is meant to chase away demons.