Title: 2nd Sightseeing Series (4th Issue)
Has No Title
Stamp Serial#
857 
KPC#
C-563 
MICHEL#
884 
StanGib#
1058 
Scott#
852 
Date of Issue
08/20/1973 
Quantity
1,500,000 
Denomination
10 won 
Design
Hong-do Island 
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 stamps as the fourth part of a series introducing the nation's renowned scenic sights.

2. Hongdo Island: This island, situated 116 kilometers away from Mokpo, Cholla Namdo, and 23 kilometers off Daeheuksan Island, has been designated by the government as Natural Asset No. 170. Inhabited by some 170 families, it belongs to Heuksan-myon, Shinan-gun, Cholla Namdo. The island is famous for its fantastic rock formations, abundant trees and plants of various species and magnificent seascape. Among the reddish brown rock formations are the Mujikae (Rainbow) Gate, the Kidung (Pillar) Rock, the Dom Rock and the Tot (Sail) Rock. There are also many water gates and natural caves. The island is rich in orchids, camellias, pine-nut trees, Japanese aucubas and chestnut trees. The sea around the island abounds in colorful seaweeds, fish of various kinds, conches, abalones and sea slugs, which all make the area a spectacular natural aquarium.