Zemgale is the name given to the area of southern Latvia stretching from south of Riga along the west bank of the River Daugava and down to the border with Lithuania. The region is criss-crossed with streams and rivers, many of them fall in the biggest river in Zemgale – the Lielupe and then find their way into the Gulf of Riga. Zemgale is divided into 20 smaller regions.
The area is rich in castles, manor houses, castle mounds, but the most luxurious and significant is undoubtedly Rundale Palace. Attention should be paid also to the nature park Tervete - the oldest and highest pine-trees grow there. Some majestic trees are more than 250 years old.
There is Pokainu Forest in Zemgale, which is claimed to be ancient holy place with the powerful concentration of energy. Pokaini are full of different kinds of stones - big and small stones, the stone piles, the hills. Spiritual mentors, healers and pundits consider Pokaiņi to be an ancient holy site.
In Zemgale, Koknese region the is the unique nature park where reindeers are breed. Except reindeer, who are walking freely through the forest, there are other animals like European fallow deer, wild boar, bison as well as a great variety of birds.