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Upo Wetland

#1 of 12 things to do in Changnyeong-gun Features Animals
Yueo-myeon, Changnyeong-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea
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nature reserve - great sunset

in November, there were a substantial number of migrating birds resting there (until someone flew a... read more

Reviewed 27 December 2016
Seoul, South Korea
Upo Wetland, less of a swamp and more of a lake

I was kind of disappointed visiting the Upo Wetland. It is always advertised as a great swamp of... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2016
Christian S
Ulsan, South Korea
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Yueo-myeon, Changnyeong-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea
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Reviewed 27 December 2016

in November, there were a substantial number of migrating birds resting there (until someone flew a drone over them). Bring good binoculars as the lake is quite big. The sunset over the wetlands was spectacular as well.

Thank H1732015
Reviewed 9 May 2016

I was kind of disappointed visiting the Upo Wetland. It is always advertised as a great swamp of special beauty, but in reality it is more of a lake embedded in a nice countryside. However, I visited this place in early May 2016 going there...More

1  Thank Christian S
Reviewed 7 November 2015 via mobile

This is a very big and old wetland in Korea where migrant birds flock in the winter season. It is very good to walk or to bike around it. You can hire tandem bikes at the entrance.

Thank Pan-Bong H
Reviewed 26 August 2015

I think it is the most spots of Korea. It is selected as Number 3 must visit locations in Korea. If you want some time off from the city, this place is definitely a place to go. Many photographers visit here each year to take...More

Thank 이형건
Reviewed 19 May 2015

Very interesting place. We arrange a tour to Changnyeong and a climb up Mt Hwawangsan with Roger Shepard with Hike Korea. Fortunately he researched the area and thought this might be a place we would like to see. He was correct. After the climb and...More

1  Thank DownVegasTown
Reviewed 29 December 2013

Upo is the name of the wetland made up of four humongous ponds(it's too larget to be called a pond but not a lake). It is not man made eventhough there are dikes built during early 20th century. And it is under the Ramsar protection...More

2  Thank Sookyoung1101
Reviewed 20 October 2013

There are lots of migratory birds. We enjoyed observing them flying in triangular shaped groups. They went underwater and floated in lines. We borrowed bikes and rode around the wetland. I prepared a pair of binoculars and it's was very good idea. We visited there...More

Thank trippedonearth
Reviewed 2 June 2013

C1 ( 2013.06.01 ) There was a swamp park good for walking. Trails along the beautiful swamp views are well made​​. The scenery from the observation deck of the hill have a lot of admiration in the middle of walkway. If you want to enjoy...More

Thank HanJuyoung
Reviewed 1 February 2013

Upo is unique as one of the only inland wetlands in the country. The location of Upo is very rural, and is relatively unknown even in Korea. The wetland is an important bird sanctuary and has been recognized by Ramsar as of high ecological importance....More

Thank kjmagnuson
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20 May 2015|
Response from Malyn A |
I also would like advice on where to stay. All the info I get is Daegu.