Title: 2nd Sightseeing Series (1st Issue)
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Stamp Serial#
833 
KPC#
C-556 
MICHEL#
860 
StanGib#
1030 
Scott#
845 
Date of Issue
02/20/1973 
Quantity
1,500,000 
Denomination
10 won 
Design
National Museum at Kyong-bok Palace 
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 first part of a series of postage stamps featuring 10 most famous sightseeing places in the Republic of Korea.

1. Kyongbok Palace (The National Central Museum): Dedicated in 1972, this museum is situated in the compound of Kyongbok Palace, the oldest of its kind in Seoul. Its reinforced concrete edifice, totaling 12,850 pyong (about 42,470 square meters) in floor space, is a four-story building, which includes a basement floor. Built on top of the structure are the life-size replicas of three Korean Buddhist temples designated as national treasure - the five-story Palsang-jon Pavilion of Popchu-sa Temple, the three-story Miruk-chon Hall of Kemusan-sa Temple, and the two-story Kakhwang-jon Hall of Hwaom-sa Temple. The stairs leading to the viewing platform of the building are patterned after the Chongwun and Paekwun stone bridges of Pulkuk-sa Temple. The museum, Korea's largest storehouse of its traditional cultural assets, exhibits a vast variety of historical treasures and relics which are categorized by era as well as by field of interest-archaeology, arts and crafts, paintings, Buddhist images, etc. For its superb quality and modern facilities, the museum merits and international fame.