Title: 2nd Sightseeing Series (3rd Issue)
Has No Title
Stamp Serial#
849 
KPC#
C-561 
MICHEL#
876 
StanGib#
1049 
Scott#
850 
Date of Issue
06/20/1973 
Quantity
1,500,000 
Denomination
10 won 
Design
Limestone Cavern-City of Kunsan 
Designer
Kang 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.

2. Uljin (Songryu-gul): This is a 470-meter-long limestone cavern in Kusan-ni, Keunnam-myon, Uljin-gun, Kyongsang Pukto. It was designated by the government as Natural Asset No. 155 on May 7, 1962. Prince Bochon (King Shinmun, the 31st king of Silla), who gave up his throne, built a Buddhist temple named Songryu-sa in this locality while he was studying Buddhism. The temple was burnt down during the Japanese invasion of the 1590s and the Buddhist statues which had been placed in it were taken into the cave. Hence the name of the cavern Songryu which means a sanctuary for Buddhist images. The cavern has thousands of fantastically shaped stalactite and stalagmite formations. Together with three ponds and 12 big flat grounds which are also in the cave, they present a marvelous subterranean scenery. Especially scenic are splendid natural towers and pillars formed by stalactite and streams that flow between them.