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Korean province releases Catholic shrine guide

January 19, 2011

KOREA: Chungnam provincial government in South Korea today issued a press release announcing that it has published a travel guide introducing local Catholic shrines to attract tourists to the province.

Kwon Kyeong-seon from the provincial government said the 17 Catholic shrines introduced in the guidebook are important historical places from the late Joseon dynasty period (1392-1910).

The press release stated that 12,000 guidebooks have been published and will be distributed to highway service offices, tourist information centers and religious groups.

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