Title : Celebrated Mountains of Korea Series (1st Issue)
Stamp Serial#
2399
KPC#
C-1865 
StanGib#
2780 
Scott#
2157c 
Date of Issue
10/18/2004
Quantity
560,000 
Denomination
190 won 
Design
Baengnokdam
(Volcanic Lake) 
Photography
Kim, Chang-hwan 
Designer
Park, Eun-kyung 
Image Area
37mm x 27mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
4 x 4 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Printing process
and colors
Photogravure, four colors 
Print
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation 
Description
"Oh, how beautiful are the mountains that erupt from this Earth of ours," sings the poet, Sin Seok-jeong. Numerous celebrated mountains are found in Korea, as two thirds of its land surface is comprised of mountainous areas. To introduce the majesty and beauty of Korean mountains, the Korea Post will issue the "Celebrated Mountains of Korea Series" during the next five years, and the first stamps of the series portray the breathtaking views of Mt. Halla-san.

From the center of Jeju-do Island, the range of Mt. Halla-san stretches from east to west, with a steep southern portion and its northern part sloping gently. With whinstone widely covering the area, the highest mountain (1,950m above sea level) in South Korea is a dormant volcano and extends around 14.4km from east to west, and 9.8km from north to south, with its total area adding up to 153.386?.

Baengnokdam (Volcanic Lake);
Baengnokdam is a crater that was created as a result of volcanic eruptions. Reaching around 1,720m in circumference and about 110m in depth, the huge volcanic lake is filled with clean water at all times. The plateaus of the Baengnokdam area are protected as Korea's Natural Monument No. 182 (Mt. Halla-san Natural Reserve) at which some 167 different species of alpine plants are found.