Title: 2nd Sightseeing Series (3rd Issue)
Has No Title
Stamp Serial#
848 
KPC#
C-560 
MICHEL#
875 
StanGib#
1048 
Scott#
849 
Date of Issue
06/20/1973 
Quantity
1,500,000 
Denomination
10 won 
Design
Admiral Yi Sun-shin's shrine-at Asan 
Designer
ZKang Choon-whan 
Image Area
23mm*33mm 
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 postage stamps as the third part of a series introducing Korea's major sightseeing places.

1. Asan (Hyonchung-sa): Situated at Onyang in Asan County, Chungchong Namdo, 118.1 km south of Seoul, Hyonchung-sa is the shrine built for Admiral Yi Sun Shin, Korea's most admired national hero who successfully defended the nation from an invading Japanese fleet in the late 1590s. The admiral invented turtle-shaped ironplated battleships with which he won a decisive sea battle against the invaders, Called Kobukson, literally meaning turtle ships, these battleships were the first such vessels ever used in a naval battle in the world. Chungmugong, the title given Admiral Yi by then King Sonjo, means a loyal warrior. The shrine, popularly regarded as a symbol of partriotism, draws a steady stream of domestic visitors and foreign tourists throughout the year.