Title: National Park Series (2nd Issue)
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Stamp Serial#
823 
KPC#
C-538 
MICHEL#
850 
StanGib#
1018 
Scott#
835 
Date of Issue
09/20/1972 
Quantity
1,000,000 
Denomination
10 won 
Design
Bulkuk-sa (temple); Kyongju Park  
Designer
Kang Choon-whan 
Image Area
33mm*23mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
5Ąż4 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Printer
Government Printing & Mint Agency of the Repubic of Korea 
Description
The Ministry of Communications is issuing these two stamps as the second part of a series of postage stamps featuring Korean's major national parks to give them broader publicity at home and abroad. The first two stamps of the series were issued on May 30, 1972. The new stamps depict the following two parks.

1. Kyongju National Park (Designated on December 31, 1968. Area : 132 sq km): This famed park, made up of three historical and scenic areas of the city of Kyongju and its vicinity, is the nation's richest repository of cultural assets and historical relics of the Silla Dynasty (57 B.C. - 935 A.D.) - Namsan Area: Also called Mt. Gumo, Namsan was the mecca of Silla Buddhism boasting as many as 808 Buddhist temples, many of which still exist in the area covered with a dense forest of pine trees. - Mt. Toam Area: The nucleus of the park, this is the seat of the Bulkuk-sa Temple and Sokkulam, the much-fabled mountaintop stone grotto. In the compound of the temple stands Tabo Pagoda known as the pinnacle of Silla architectural arts. - Daebon Area: This east coast area is renowned for the underwater tomb of King Munmu, the 30th ruler of the Silla Dynasty. Also in the area is Daebon Beach, a favorite summer resort.