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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 426 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 6 years ago

    A nice park to watch more than thousands butterflies

    Mark Hung
    3stars 3 years ago

    Ok

    Alazin Healer TV_企業總部
    3stars 4 months ago

    The colorful butterflies are flying and the scenery is beautiful. Although I didn't climb the trail, I already danced with the butterflies at the entrance, and I also happened to meet the snails.

    邱小敏
    5stars 3 months ago

    It's not a long trail, but the slope makes people breathless. Children are always excited about butterflies. They can be seen everywhere, and snails have found many! Crabs were also found

    Last Update:2022-07-14

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