Title: Celebrated Mountains of Korea Series (4th issue) 
Stamp Serial#
2582 
KPC#
C-2017 
Scott#
2262c ssm 
Date of Issue
10/18/2007 
Quantity
560,000 
Denomination
250 won 
Design
Mt. Baekdusan- Lake Samjiyeon 
Photographer
Kim Yong-nam 
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
Featured in the fourth series of the "Celebrated Mountains of Korea" is Mt. Baekdusan (Mt. Paekdu), the mountain that symbolizes the heart and soul of the Korean people. This new stamp, a joint work by South and North Koreas, features the picturesque scenery of Mt. Baekdusan, shown in a photo taken by Lee Jeong-Soo and Kim Yong-Nam -- photographers from South and North Korea.

Covering the Hamgyeongnam-do Province and Hamgyeongbuk-do Province in North Korea, as well as the northeastern region of China, Mt. Baekdusan rises 2,750 meters above sea level making it the highest mountain on the Korean peninsula. As indicated by its name, the top of the Mt. Baekdusan is covered with snow almost throughout the year on white flat stones. The mountain serves as habitat to a wide variety of fauna and flora that vary by the climate which in turn vary significantly depending on the sea level. The mountain was designated in 1989 as a "biosphere reserve" by UNESCO.

Lake Samjiyeon (Lake Samji)
As indicated by its name, Lake Samjiyeon comprises three lakes which are often cited as the most superb view among those in Mt. Baekdusan. These three lakes, a byproduct of volcanic activity blocking the course of the river, are 4.5 km in circumference, with the largest lake being 1.8m deep on average. Well matched with the whinstones that are spread out nearby, the lakes present a truly grand spectacle.