Title:  Fascinating Tourist Destinations in Korea Series Stamps (1st Issue).
Stamp Serial#
Date of Issue
540,000 ea.
250 won ea. 
Juknokwon in Damyang;
A green tea field in Boseong;
A wetland in Upo;
Jusanji in Cheongsong
Original Photographer
Kim, Chang-hwan,
Ro, Ku-chae,
Kim, Yong-yol. 
Kim, Soe-jong 
Image Area
42mm x 22mm 
Sheet Composition
2 x 4 + 4 
White unwatermarked 
Printing process
and colors
Photogravure, six colors 
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation 
Fascinating Tourist Destinations hidden in every corner of Korea will be introduced as a new series of stamps over the next four years. The first installment of this series features the landscapes of Juknokwon in Damyang, a green tea field in Boseong, a wetland in Upo and Jusanji in Cheongsong.

Juknokwon (a Bamboo Grove) in Damyang
The wind blowing through the bamboo forest. Rustling sounds of bamboo leaves. Just looking up at the towering bamboos makes us feel invigorated. The forest of bamboos that spreads out 160,000 square meters has a 2.2 km-long trail where visitors can enjoy a peaceful stroll through the woods. Moreover, you can also see green teas that are said to grow on the dews from the bamboo leaves.

Green Tea Field in Boseong
The feast of green undulates like ripping waves, and soon, stretches out endlessly. Boseong, filled with tea plants in all directions, is recorded as Korea’s largest tea-growing area even in such ancient documents as the Donggukyeojiseungram. This wondrous place enables the visitor to smell the delicate scent of freshly roasted green tea leaves, as well as experiencing such diverse events as the Dahyangje and green tea-related cultures.

Upo Wetland in Changnyeong
Wetlands are called "the kidneys of nature" for its function of naturally purifying water. Recently, the benefits that wetlands bring to humans and its ecological values have placed the importance of their preservation under new spotlight. Registered as one of the Ramsar Wetlands, Upo Swamp is the largest natural wetland in Korea, stretching over about 231 hectare. As home to 2,000 floras and faunas including rare living creatures, it serves as the repository of biological diversity and presents a superb natural landscape.

Jusanji (Pond), in Cheongsong
Willows seem to float on the water, water fog and a mysterious aura permeates the scenery making Jusanji appear as if it were a well-drawn piece of art. In 1720, during the tenure of King Sukjong of the Joseon Dynasty, Jusanji was built as an agricultural reservoir which is 100m long, 50m wide and 7.8m deep. It is said that over the past 300 years since, the reservoir has never revealed its bottom. Nested quietly on the foot of the Juwang Mountain, it offers its visitors the joy of meditation.