Title : Postage Stamp of Stone Pagoda Series (4th Issue)
Stamp Serial#
1099 
KPC#
C-780 
MICHEL#
1124 
StanGib#
1325 
Scott#
1126 
Date of Issue
07/20/1978 
Quantity
3,000,000 
Denomination
20 won 
Design
Nine-storeyed Octagonal Stone Pagoda at Wol chong-sa Templs 
Designer
Kim, Sung Sil 
Image Area
19mmí┐47mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
10í┐5 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Print
Government Print and Mint Agency of the Republic of Korea 
Description
For the purpose of widely publicizing the traditional culture and wisdom of the people of Korea, at the same time imbuing the people's mind with the spirit of loving cultural properities, the Ministry of Communication has selected 10 outstanding items of stone pagoda, designated as national treasures , as themes of a series of postage stamps depicting historic stone pagoda to be issued this year on five occasions. The two following pagoda have been chosen for the fourth of the series:
1.Ten-storeyed Stone Pagoda of Kyongchon-sa (Temple).
National Treasure No 86. this pagoda was built at the end of the Koryo Dynasty, standing 13.5m high. It was illegally taken away to Tokyo Japan, during the Japanese rule of Korea, from the site of Kyongchon-sa (Temple), located in Kaepoong-gun (county), Kyong-tap returned to Korea later, and has been preserved at the gallery of Kyungbok palace. The base is composed of three stages in the shape of "A". The first three stories are of the same shape as the base stages, while the upper seven stories are of the square form. It is minutely patterned after a wooden structure, and inscription is made on all surfaces of the pagoda, including the railing of the base.

2.Nine-storeyed Octagonal Stone Pagoda at Wolchong-sa (Temple).
National Treasure No. 48, this pagoda is typical of multi-angular and multi-storyed stone towers built in the early period of the Koryo Dynasty (11th-12th centuries), measuring 15.2m in height. Located at Wolchon-sa (Temple), Pyongchang-gun, Gangwon-do Province, it is set upon a pedestal consisting of a downturned lotus and two tiers of unadorned plaques, The main body of the pagoda becomes smaller as it goes up, giving a sense of stability.