Recommended Korean digital comic Webtoon "The Man with Hotteok" (Episode 2)

おススメ韓国発のデジタル漫画Webtoon 「ホットクをもつ男」(第2話)

As a new series on the VOYAGEE Blog, we will be introducing famous Korean tourist destinations, facilities, ingredients, etc. every week, based on Korean digital comic webtoons.
I hope this article will be useful for learning Korean language and culture in your spare time.
This time, we will introduce Busan, a recommended tourist destination that appears in "The Man with Hotteok" (Episode 2)!

What is "The Man with Hotteok"? (Story)

The protagonist, Seoulnam, who is from Seoul, is traveling alone when by chance he rescues a sentient Korean snack called "Sia Hotteok" that appears from a food stall.
Seoulnam, who happened to be traveling in Busan, met "Sia Hotteok" and decided to travel to Busan with him. Through this trip, the two gradually develop a strange friendship, and this is the story of the two.

Recommended points that appear in "The Man with Hotteok" (Episode 2) !

Busan Diamond Tower
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What is Busan Diamond Tower?

Also known as Busan Tower, it was built in Yongdusan Park in Busan in 1973, and in December 2021 it will be renamed Busan Diamond Tower, a landmark of Busan, Korea, boasting a height of 120m. From the top of the observation deck, you can enjoy a 360-degree view of Busan's cityscape and scenery! There are also exhibitions such as mapping shows inside the tower, which are sure to be Instagram-worthy!

Busan Diamond Tower

↑The spot where the main character Seoulnan and "Sia Hotteok" take a photo in "The Man with Hotteok" (episode 2).

What is Yongdusan Park?

Yongdusan Park

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Yongdusan Park is located in Nampo-dong, downtown Busan.
The park is home to the Busan Diamond Tower mentioned above, the Flower Clock, and the Citizens' Bell, which was made with donations from Busan citizens, making it a popular tourist spot as well as a place of relaxation for the city. Take the long escalator in the park to the top and you'll arrive at the Busan Diamond Tower! The park is also home to the famous Busan Diamond Tower, so it's bustling with people all year round. The particularly large Flower Clock was built in 1973 and even has a second hand. Why not spend some wonderful time surrounded by nature at Yongdusan Park?

Stay tuned for the next episode to find out more about the mysterious friendship and journey between the main characters Seoulnam and Sia Hotteok!

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