Biennial Butterfly Beauty Festival

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2016/11/05 - 2017/03/25

The
“Biennial Butterfly Beauty Festival” is a magnificent
yearly event that goes from December to March of the following year taking
place in the Maolin National Scenic Area. During this period millions of
migrating Euploea butterflies (purple in color) cross the ocean and arrive
here to winter over. The Maolin National Scenic Area is proud of that fact
that it is has one of the only two winter migratory butterfly gorges in the
world. The purple Euploea is a rare wintering butterfly. Each winter millions
of these butterflies gather together for the flight to the Dawushan Foothills
to avoid the cold and to winter in the gorges, there presenting a spectacular
ecological sight—the “Purple Butterfly Valley.” Tourists from every corner of
the world travel every year to Maolin to experience firsthand this
magnificent, world-class scene of beautiful purple butterflies dancing in the
air, and everyone comes away full of praise and admiration. On an early
winter morning as the first rays of the sun shine down on Maolin’s Purple
Butterfly Valley, we come upon the purple Euploea that, awakened from their
slumber, begin fervently to chase the sunrays, peeking through the treetops
and the forest. From time to time, a butterfly will stop to display his
garment of magical color then soar high and low as he shuttles around the
valley. Not only does he provide a superb eco-touristic spot for those
watching, but he also brings a small bit of warmth to a winter’s day. You are
invited and welcome to take advantage of this once-a-year, rare opportunity
to appreciate these migrating butterflies and come to Maolin to experience
the magnificent dance of the purple Euploea. With everyone’s care and
concern, the future will bring an endless cycle of this extraordinary sight!
International
Maolin District, KaohsiungKaohsiung CityMap
886-8-799-2221#245
Maolin National Scenic Area Administration, Tourism Bureau, MOTC
【By Car】
Route 1:Nanzi Interchange, National Highway 1 – Provincial Highway 22 to Gaoshu (eastbound) – Provincial Highway 27, passing by Dajin Bridge – Maolin

Route 2: National Highway 3 – Jiouru Interchange, Pingtung – Provincial Highway 3 – Ligang – Provincial Highway 22 – Gaoshu – Provincial Highway 27 – Maolin

Route 3: National Highway 1 – National Highway 10 – Provincial Highway 28 – Qishan – Provincial Highway 27 A – Liuqui – Provincial Highway 27 – Maolin

Route 4:Route 4: National Highway 1 – Tainan System Interchange – National Highway 8 – Xinhua System Interchange – Provincial Highway 20 – Yujing – iaxian – Laonong – Provincial Highway 27 A – Liugui – Provincial Highway 27 – Maolin
Photos
Two Year Butterfly
Two Year Butterfly
Purple Butterfly Valley-Two Year Butterfly Viewing event
Purple Butterfly Valley-Two Year Butterfly Viewing event
Purple Butterfly Valley-Two Year Butterfly Viewing event
Purple Butterfly Valley-Two Year Butterfly Viewing event
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