Thanks to the hackberry that appeared in the popular drama “Extraordinary Attorney Woo”, the price of land in the village is also gaining momentum.
On August 3rd, Maeil Business Newspaper reported that the land price in Bukbu-ri, Daesan-myeon, Uichang-gu, Changwon-si, Gyeongsangnam-do, where the hackberry in “Extraordinary Attorney Woo” is located, has risen.
According to the report, there have been five land transactions in this region over the past two months. Due to the popularity of the drama, land transactions have recently been actively carried out and real estate is booming.
This region is originally a quiet rural area where about 30 households and 50 residents gather to grow watermelons, carrots and tomatoes. Therefore, there was no transaction for 10 years.
In fact, the land area of 1,015㎡ at house number 159-40 was traded at 122.08 million won on July 14th. The price has also more than doubled compared to the previous trading day in November 2013 (59.89 million won).
Previously, a broadcast of “Extraordinary Attorney Woo” depicted the story of villagers trying to protect Sodeok-dong, and a 500-year-old hackberry appeared in the village in the drama.
Along with the drama’s popularity, attention was also paid to the hackberry. More and more people visited Dongbu Village, Bukbu-ri, Daesan-myeon, Uichang-gu, Changwon-si, where the hackberry is actually located.
Even in the sweltering heat, an average of 200 ~ 300 tourists a day visited Dongbu Village recently, so restaurants and cafes with parking lots are expected to be built.
The quiet Dongbu Village is expected to become a tourist attraction that develops constantly and preserves its value with “Extraordinary Attorney Woo” as a starting point.
Meanwhile, the hackberry is even likely to be designated as an actual natural monument.
Officials from the Cultural Heritage Administration are reviewing whether to designate it as a natural monument or not by conducting on-site investigations on the value of cultural properties, such as hackberry’s history and growth status.