Title: Celebrated Mountains of Korea Series (4th issue) 
Stamp Serial#
2585 
KPC#
C-2020 
Scott#
2262b ssm 
Date of Issue
10/18/2007 
Quantity
560,000 
Denomination
250 won 
Design
Rimyeongsu Falls 
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.

Rimyeongsu Falls (Rimyongsu Falls)
Unlike typical waterfalls that descend from the upper stream, Rimyeongsu Falls is very unique: from the breast of a cliff, underground water gushes out to descend in several streams. Comprised of underground water and with a height of 6 meters, the falls don't freeze even in the midst of the coldest winter, presenting a mystical view, together with pure white frost all around.