Title: Celebrated Mountains of Korea Series (3rd Issue)  
Stamp Serial#
2526 
KPC#
C-1966 
Scott#
2235-c 
Date of Issue
11/16/2006 
Quantity
560,000 
Denomination
250 won 
Design
Mt. Seoraksan
(Daecheongbong peak) 
Photographer
Kim Chang-hwan 
Designer
Park Eun-kyung 
Image Area
37mm x 27mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
4 x 4
(four stamps setenant) 
Paper
White Unwatermarked 
Printing process
and colors
Photogravure, four colors 
Print
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation 
Description
Featured in the third series of "Celebrated Mountains of Korea" is Mt. Seoraksan, the highest in the Taebaek Mountain Range, which forms the very backbone of the Korean peninsula.

Covering Sokcho city, Yangyang county, Goseong county and Inje county in Gangwon Province, Mt. Seoraksan covers an area of 398.539km. It is also Korea’s third highest mountain after Halla Mountain (1,950m) and Jiri Mountain (1,915m). As indicated by its name, Mt. Seoraksan is a mountain that symbolizes snow during the winter season, being the first mountain in Korea to be covered in snow and keeping the snow the longest into spring. Serving as habitat to a wide diversity of living species including endangered or rare flora and fauna, it was designated as a Natural Preserve Area by the Korean government and in 1982, as a "biosphere reserve" by UNESCO.

Daecheongbong Peak
As the crown of Mt. Seoraksan, Daecheongbong peak rises to an altitude of 1,708m. Being the starting point of Mt. Seoraksan's key ridgelines and the diverging point between Nae-Seorak and Oe-Seorak, Daecheongbong peak is where most of the valleys in Mt. Seoraksan such as Cheonbuldong valley and Gayadong valley begin. The sunrise over the horizon on the East Sea as looked down upon from Daecheongbong peak is renowned.