Title : Commemorative Postage Stamps World Tourism Day
Stamp Serial#
1145 
KPC#
C-841 
MICHEL#
1170 
StanGib#
1399 
Scott#
1181 
Date of Issue
09/28/1979 
Quantity
6,000,000 
Denomination
20 won 
Design
Mt. Mai 
Designer
Lee Keun-Moon 
Image Area
23mmí┐33mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
5í┐5 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Print
Government Printing & Mint Agency of the Republic of korea 
Description
For the World Tourism Day of 1979, which is September 28 as designated by the World Tourism Organization, the Ministry of Communications is issuing two commemorative Postage Stamps. The issuance of commemoratives is already a 4-year-old practice, and the contribution made in terms of International tourism promotion has been great. Stamps have been found to be the best way to show our interest in tourism and to bring to the tourists attention such attractions as our Mt. Mai and Yongdu Rock, the themes for this year's Stamps.
1. Mt. Mai:
A rocky mountain, 667-meters high, about 58km east of Chonju, North Cholla Province. The mountain is well known for its nickname "cha-ung-jae-bong" meaning "the male and female peaks rising together". At the foot of the female peak are pagodas which can be reached after a walk of 2km along the valley that divides the twin peak. These pagodas, composed of some 120, were made about sixty years ago by the hermit Lee Kap-young, by mounting/stacking a number of small rocks, one upon the other.

2. Yongdu Rock:
Yongdu-am (dragon's head rock), 10-meter-high, is a curious lava rock formation jutting out of the sea and is located in the suburbs of Cheju City, Cheju Island. This rock has been renowned for the legend about a dragon. The legend says that there was a dragon which attempted to secretly ascend to heaven. One day it descended form Mt. Halla lying on this island, and reached the sea to go to heaven. But Heaven, got angry owing to its confidential scheme, and petrified it as the existing rock.