Title: Celebrated Mountains of Korea Series (4th issue) 
Stamp Serial#
2583 
KPC#
C-2018 
Scott#
2262d ssm 
Date of Issue
10/18/2007 
Quantity
560,000 
Denomination
250 won 
Design
Lake Chonji 
Photographer
Lee Jeong-soo 
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 Chonji (Lake Chon)
A crater lake at the top of Mt. Baekdusan, Lake Chonji has a circumference of 14.4?, a total area of 9.16 sq Km, and an average depth of 213.3m, with the deepest point extending 384m deep. Surrounded by dozens of peaks that stretch like a wall, such as Janggunbong- the highest peak on Mt. Baekdusan -- Hyangdobong, Baekunbong, etc., Lake Chonji is a crater lake located at one of the highest locations in the world. As a habitat to rare alpine flora, the Lake is also very important in academic terms.