Upo Wetland

Upo Wetland is part of the Tentative List in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

Click here for a short description of the site, as delivered by the State Party

Year Decision Comments
2011 Tentative list Submitted as tentative site by State Party


Kyle Magnuson (United States of America):
I was pleasantly suprised by Upo. I honestly did not know what to expect. No one in Korea I knew ever visited Upo marsh, while only a few had even heard of it. The Upo wetland is really out of the way for most travelers, located deep in the Gyeongsangnam countryside. I highly recommend upon arrival renting out a bike, which is conveniently located at the entrance of the marsh. The marsh is beautiful, and you will undoubtably see wildlife. I primarily saw cranes and ducks. The marsh is somewhat small in comparison to most natural nominations, but I would not be suprised if Upo became a WHS. The site was recently registered on the Ramsar wetland list. Visiting the site in the early evening was particularly worthwhile.
Date posted: June 2011

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