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H1732015 wrote a review Dec 2016
Seoul, South Korea84 contributions21 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: November 2016
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Christian S wrote a review May 2016
Ulsan, South Korea8 contributions1 helpful vote
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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 by public transportation. After arriving at the Changnyeong Bus Terminal, you need to find the second Bus Terminal from where the bus to Upo Wetland is leaving. When you exit the terminal, turn right and cross the big intersection. After going straight for about 250m, you'll pass by a taxi station next to a pharmacy. Turn right once again behind that building and you'll see the terminal. The bus leaves from the indicated spot (우포늪). I was quite impressed how crowded the place was, regarding the fact, that it is located in the middle of nowhere. There is no entrance fee to the wetland, but if you want to rent a bike, you'll have to pay 3000 KRW for a single, 4000 KRW for a double and 6000 KRW for a triple bike. The bikes are crap, my brakes hardly worked and the height adjustment of the saddle didn't work either. Changing gears was a pain as well. Worst of all was the fact, that there are turning points for you bike ride: you can't drive around the wetland!!! Unfortunately, nobody told me. After arriving at the second turning point (west) I figured out, that !!! you can't even walk around the wetland !!! (at least in May 2016). Pretty disappointing regarding the fact, that you have round trips of several kilometers advertised. Turning around after several kilometers of walking would have pissed me off even more. In this sense, renting a bike was definitely worth it. The countryside is nice, there is no doubt about it, but I visited way nicer places in Korea. If you don't drive by the place anyways or visit places nearby, I think the wetland is not worth the effort of going there. By the way, all the nice pictures I have seen online do not reflect my impression of the wetland, e. g., I haven't seen a single boat during my visit.
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Date of experience: May 2016
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Panbong Ha wrote a review Nov 2015
Changwon, South Korea456 contributions58 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: November 2015
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이형건 wrote a review Aug 2015
Seoul, South Korea37 contributions12 helpful votes
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 photos. It is about 20 minutes taxi ride from Changnyeong intercity bus terminal and there is also a local bus that goes to here. But since it is not like the city the bus does not come that often. I recommend taking a car or getting a taxi to arrive here.
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Date of experience: August 2015
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DownVegasTown wrote a review May 2015
Buerne, texas183 contributions94 helpful votes
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 tour of Changnyeong, Roger took us to Upo Wetlands before returning us to DongDaegu station. Very interesting place to spend a couple tranquil hours.
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Date of experience: May 2015
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