Title : Celebrated Mountains of Korea Series (1st Issue)
Stamp Serial#
2400
KPC#
C-1866 
StanGib#
2781 
Scott#
2157d 
Date of Issue
10/18/2004
Quantity
560,000 
Denomination
190 won 
Design
Oreum
(Parasitic Volcanos) 
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?.

Oreum (Parasitic Volcanos);
In a dialect used on the island of Jeju-do, oreum refers to the small parasitic volcanos situated here and there along the foot of Mt. Halla-san, which were created by torrents of lava accumulating after volcanic eruptions. Traces of small and large volcanic craters can be found on top of most oreums. At present, about 368 oreums remain in the beautiful mountain of Halla-san.