As more and more tourists are looking for the hackberry in the drama “Extraordinary Attorney Woo”, the damage is occurring one after another.
A recent broadcast of ENA’s drama “Extraordinary Attorney Woo” depicted the story of villagers trying to protect Sodeok-dong. 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.
However, residents living near Dongbu Village began to complain about the garbage damage caused by tourists.
One netizen mentioned the situation in the village, “Please take the garbage with you after enjoying watching it. The elderly and villagers are having a hard time cleaning up the garbage.”
In fact, several photos were released through various online communities under the title “The current status of the hackberry in Sodeok-dong”.
The photos showed dozens of tourists gathering around the hackberry to take pictures.
In addition, numerous cars were parked on the roadside next to rice paddies in Dongbu Village. It was reported that the village was constantly crowded, especially on weekends.
Upon hearing the news, netizens expressed their concern that villagers may be affected by excessive tourists although the village has become famous due to the hackberry.