Title: National Park Series (1st Issue)
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Stamp Serial#
810 
KPC#
C-536 
MICHEL#
837 
StanGib#
1002 
Scott#
824 
Date of Issue
05/30/1972 
Quantity
1,000,000 
Denomination
10 won 
Design
Lake Paeng-nok-dam, in Mt. Halla park. 
Designer
Kang Choon-whan 
Image Area
33mm*23mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
5Ąż10 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Printer
Government Printing & Mint Agency of the Repubic of Korea 
Description
The Ministry of Communications is issuing these first two of a series of postage stamps featuring the major government-designated national parks in order to give them broader publicity at home and abroad. The two stamps depict the following two parks:

1. Mt. Halla National Park (Designated on March 24, 1970. Area: 133 sq-km) Mt. Halla, an extinct volcano towering 1950m above sea level, is situated in the center of Cheju Island, Korea's southernmost island province widely famed for its magnificent scenic beauty and exotic dialect spoken by the residents. Its rugged terrain, rocks of fantastic shapes, more than 1,700 species of plants of the frigid, subtropical and tropical zones and a colorful variety of birds make the mountain park a Mecca for not only alpinists but also natural scientists. Shown in the stamp is Paengnokdam, a lake formed in the mountaintop crater measuring 500m across and 3km around. The name of the lake derives from a legendary folk tale that a group of fairies used to frequent there to drink dew called "Paengnok."