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Maolin Eco Park (The Hidden Valley of Purple Crow Butterflies)

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    Maolin Eco Park (The Hidden Valley of Purple Crow Butterflies)

The Maolin Eco Park is tucked away in Maolin Alley in Maolin District. It is where the Butterfly Sighting Festival is held. The park features a butterfly-sighting trail, which can be accessed by the passage in the park.

The park is known for the so-called Hidden Valley of Purple Crow Butterflies. The term refers not to a physical place but large swarms of purple crow butterflies migrating in winter. The migrating butterflies can be spotted in Kaohsiung, Pingtung, and middle to low-altitude areas in Taitung from October to February of the next year. Over a million purple crow butterflies will arrive at the warm valley at the bottom of Dawu Mountain, the holy mountain worshipped by the Lukai Tribe and Paiwan Tribe living in the region.

Maolin’s purple crow butterfly swarms, together with the Monarch butterfly swarms in Canada, are identified as the two largest butterfly migration events in the world, and the two are viewed as world-class natural assets. The Michelin Green Guide Taiwan even gave the Maolin butterfly swarms a three-star rating, meaning that it’s a must-see for tourists visiting Taiwan.

Visitors are recommended to spend three hours here. We suggest a stroll along the butterfly-sighting trail in the Maolin Eco Park and the Zishalishali trail; you can see purple crow butterflies of different kinds and other species of butterflies along the way. 

Travel info
Travel type

ButterflyForest bath

Address

Opposite to No. 16, Lin 1, Maolin Li, Maolin Dist., Kaohsiung City

Tel

886-7-6801111

  • Longitude/Latitude:120.66314/22.88766
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    Maolin Eco Park (The Hidden Valley of Purple Crow Butterflies)
    4.4 4stars 459 reviews
    Stefany Cahyadi
    4stars 2 years ago

    Very nice short hike to see the whole view of the city! I'd recommend coming here during November to see the butterflies

    Derrick I-Hsien Ting
    5stars 7 years ago

    A nice park to watch more than thousands butterflies

    Mark Hung
    3stars 3 years ago

    Ok

    李育陞
    5stars 2 months ago

    It is the first time in my life to see so many butterflies (Purple Butterflies). It is really a worthwhile trip. You must come and see it. It will be very amazing, and the guide volunteers at the Maolin Visitor Center are very professional and very simple. It is easy to understand, and I highly recommend the Purple Spot Butterfly Season to come and see it! ! !

    郭媽咪
    5stars a month ago

    We arrived at 2:00 pm. There are not many butterflies 🦋 but it still makes me very happy. Butterfly season is here, a special situation unique to Taiwan. Do your homework first and you can see butterflies full of holes. Everyone has shared, Remember not to take anything away or leave any rubbish in order to preserve this special

    Last Update:2022-07-14

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