Title : Celebrated Mountains of Korea Series (1st Issue)
Stamp Serial#
2402
KPC#
C-1868 
StanGib#
2783 
Scott#
2157b 
Date of Issue
10/18/2004
Quantity
560,000 
Denomination
190 won 
Design
Seonjakjiwat
(an alpine plain) 
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?.

Seonjakjiwat (An alpine plain;
Seonjakjiwat is an alpine plain in Mt. Halla-san that is surrounded by the Witse Oreum (parasitic volcano) on one side and the Banga Oreum on the other. In the Jeju-do Island dialect, jakji refers to small rocks, and wat indicates a plain, which, in combination, signifies "a plain with small rocks." The view of the alpine plain offers mystic beauty all year round and holds great significance in the research of Korean flora.