Title : KOREAN BEAUTY SERIES (5th Issue)
Stamp Serial#
1815 
KPC#
C-1379 
MICHEL#
1839 
StanGib#
2157 
Scott#
1780 
Date of Issue
05/22/1995 
Quantity
2,000,000 
Denomination
130 won 
Design
The Pullomun Gate at Changdokkung Palace 
Designer
Lee Hye-ok 
Image Area
22mm*32mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
Sheet of 20(4*5) 
Paper
White Unwatermarked
Print
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation 
Description
The Ministry of Information and Communicqtion has been issuing postage stamps entitled "Korean Beauty Series", which depict some of Korea's rich cultural heritage, folk customs, and unique scenic beauty. In this regard, the traditional Korean gates are being selected as the subject of the fifth collection.

The Pullomun Gate (Gate of Eternal Youth) at Changdokkung Palace(Historic Site No. 122).
Built on the walkway leading to "Aeryonjong Pavillion", this stone gate is an expression of the wish for the longevity of the king. Appearing as a rectangular frame carved out of a single block of stone. The inner, were carved to form sharp angles while the outer corners were rounded. This configuration is meant to suggest the cosmological notions regarding the circular canopy of heaven and the square of the earth.

The Osumun Gate (Fish Water Gate) of the Chuhamru Pavillion at Changdokkung Palace.
This gate stands before the "Chuhamru Pavillion", which was erected during the reign of King Chongjo of the Choson Dynasty. The architectural design of this gate is impressive as the heavy roof is supported by only two small pollars. This gate is actually a series of three gates. Since ancient times, the relationship between the King and his retainers has often been likened to that of water and fish. Hence the name "Fish Water Gate".

The Gate of Pomosa Temple (Pusan City Cultural Asset No. 2).
This gate is well-known as one of the most important remains of the Buddhist architectural style for gates. The pillars of such gates are arranged in a row. Also known as fies the Buddhist principle that the attainment of dharma (law or rule) of the whole universe leads to the enlightenment or awakening. This gable-roofed structure is also a series of three two-pillar gates with short pillars standing on high footstones.

The Lofty Gate of Traditional Yangban (aristocrat) Residence in Hahoe Village (Important Folklore Masteri 84)
Inhabited by the "Poongsan Ryus Clan" for generations, since the late Koryo Dynasty, Hahoe Village in Andong County exudes both the beauty of nature and the flavor of old Korea. The house is also known as the House on the North Side of Hahoe. Typical of Yangban homes, the promises encompass a number of different buildings including the main house (anch'ae), the drawing room (sarangch'as), the room by the main gate (taemungach'as), and the shrine where the family ancestral tablets are housed. The roof of the front gate is raised hifher than the roofs of the servants' quarters, a reflection of the imposing ascendancy of the Yangban Class at the time.