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Changnyeong Upo Wetland (창녕 우포늪)

  • Changnyeong Upo Wetland (창녕 우포늪)
  • Changnyeong Upo Wetland (창녕 우포늪)
  • Changnyeong Upo Wetland (창녕 우포늪)
  • Changnyeong Upo Wetland (창녕 우포늪)
  • Changnyeong Upo Wetland (창녕 우포늪)
  • Changnyeong Upo Wetland (창녕 우포늪)
  • Changnyeong Upo Wetland (창녕 우포늪)
  • Changnyeong Upo Wetland (창녕 우포늪)
  • Changnyeong Upo Wetland (창녕 우포늪)
  • Changnyeong Upo Wetland (창녕 우포늪)
  • Changnyeong Upo Wetland (창녕 우포늪)
  • Changnyeong Upo Wetland (창녕 우포늪)
  • Changnyeong Upo Wetland (창녕 우포늪)
  • Changnyeong Upo Wetland (창녕 우포늪)
  • Changnyeong Upo Wetland (창녕 우포늪)
  • Changnyeong Upo Wetland (창녕 우포늪)
  • Changnyeong Upo Wetland (창녕 우포늪)
  • Changnyeong Upo Wetland (창녕 우포늪)
Address
220, Uponeup-gil, Yueo-myeon, Changryeung-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do
경상남도 창녕군 유어면 우포늪길 220 (유어면)
Type
Ecological Tourist Sites
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(English, Korean, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-55-530-1521,1553
Homepage
www.cng.go.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
  • Information
    Introduction
    There are four large and small swamps around Yibang-myeon, Daehap-myeon, and Daeji-myeon areas of Changnyeong-gun, which are collectively called ‘Upo Wetland’. They are the largest natural swamps in South Korea, with a total size of about 5,550 square km. The bottom of the swamp is shallower than 1m and there are over 1,000 species living in its murky waters. It has a primitive atmosphere with 100 kinds of plants containing 28 kinds of aquatic plants and 72 types of hydrophytes.

    Upo Wetland is a primitive low bed wetland, which was created about 140 million years ago. When soft ground collapsed, water started to come to a low basin, a lake where dinosaurs lived 100 million years ago. Upo Wetland was formed in with the sediments from the mountains brought in by rivers. From the outer edge, the current Upo Wetland is going through a natural alteration and ecological succession from a lake to swamp and from grass-covered plain to a forest. At Upo Wetland there are eight famous locations to see fireflies, constellation gazing, and willow groves, but there are many other interesting things to see. The Upo rain-fog is an especially eye-catching natural phenomenon, becoming visible when there is no wind, when skies are clear, and the temperature difference between daytime and nighttime is 10 degrees or more. The fireflies come out around 20:00-21:00 in August and September. In winter, migrating birds spend their winter here and you can watch about 33 species of birds such as swans, whopper swans, bean geese, teals and wild ducks. It is recommend to go for a walk in the evening or early in the morning rather than during the daytime.


    Current Status
    Special Nature Preservation Zone (July 26, 1997)
    The Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance (March 2, 1998)
    Wetland Preservation Area (August 9, 1999)

    Closed
    Mondays (the next day when Monday is holiday), New Year's Day

    Tour Course Information
    [Bike Course]
    Course 1: Ecological Hall ↔ Observatory ↔ Bike Course 1 ↔ Turning Point
    Course 2: Ecological Hall ↔ Daedaejebang ↔ Bike Course 2 ↔ Turning Point

    [Walking Course]
    30 minutes: Ecological Hall ↔ Observatory ↔ Forest Exploration Path 1 ↔ Ecological Hall
    1 Hour: Ecological Hall ↔ Daedaejebang ↔ Observatory ↔ Forest Exploration Path 1 ↔ Ecological Hall
    2 Hours: Somok Village Parking lot ↔ Forest Exploration Path 3 ↔ Observatory 2 ↔ Mokpojebang ↔ Umanjebang ↔ Wangbeodeul field ↔ Pureunuposaramdeul ↔ Somok Village Parking lot
    3 Hours: Ecological Hall ↔ Daedaejebang ↔ Sajipojebang ↔ Forest Exploration Path 2 ↔ Somok Village ↔ Forest Exploration Path 3 ↔ Observatory 2 ↔ Mokpojebang ↔ Sachogunrak (field) ↔ Ecological Hall

    Operating Hours
    Upo Wetland Cyber Ecological Park 09:00-18:00 (last admission 17:00)

    Parking Facilities
    100 spaces (Free)

    Admission Fees
    Adults - individual 2,000 won / group 1,500 won
    Youths - individual 1,500 won / group 1,000 won
    Children - individual 1,000원 / group 800 won
    * Free - disabled visitors

    Available Facilities
    Upo Wetland Ecological Park, Observatory, Ttaogi Restoration Center, Bike Rental Shop, Gift Shop, etc.

    Parking Fees
    Free

    Facilities for the Handicapped
    Wheel chair free rental service, Parking space, Restrooms

    Reservation Info. for Natives
    [Upo Wetland Ecological Park]
    Pre-Reservation required for group visitors of 20 people or more

    Pets
    Not allowed

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