Maolin Visitor Center

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    Maolin Visitor Center

The Maolin Visitor Center is tucked away in Maolin Alley, sitting right across the Maoli Eco Park. Formerly the Purple Butterfly 3D Multimedia Center (located in the Maolin Branch Office of Fengshan District Farmers’ Association), it was revamped to become the Maolin Visitor Center in July 2018 by the Maolin National Scenic Area Office and was officially opened to the general public on December 5th in the same year. The center features a wide range of facilities in order to provide better and comprehensive service to tourists, including a tourist information desk, a multipurpose exhibition hall, a 3D multimedia room, a lactation room, a prayer room, a book circulation station, and smart charging ports. In addition, the Maolin Environmental Education Center is also located in the Visitor Center, so visitors can take environmental education courses about purple crow butterflies, indigenous culture, and the meander landscape.

Visitors are recommended to spend an hour here to watch 3D videos or search for tourist information about the Maolin National Scenic Area. 

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Tourist briefingTourist servicesAccessible ToiletAccessible Parking


No. 16, Tachin Li, Maolin Dist., Kaohsiung City



Traffic Information

1. National Freeway 10 – Qiwei – Meinong – Provincial Highway 28 – Xinwei Scenic Bridge – Provincial Highway 27 – County Road 132
2. National Freeway 3 – Jiuru Interchange – Provincial Highway 3 – Provincial Highway 22 – Provincial Highway 27 – Dajin Bridge – County Road 132

  • Longitude/Latitude:120.66321/22.88679
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    Maolin Visitor Center
    4.6 4stars 164 reviews
    4stars 4 months ago

    Foreigners do register yourself at counter for a souvenir freebie. One of the volunteer staff was very helpful to chat with me and tell me where to visit. But the actual staff seems less than delight. Was trying to purchase their storybook and she sounded really annoyed and didn't interact with me at all while I was paying. Was quite amused that a visitor centre staff treats visitor like this :/

    CC chung
    5stars a year ago

    The very attentive visitor center has introductions about butterflies, clean toilets, drinking fountains, souvenir sales and enthusiastic service staff. In addition, I have met the commentators who introduced the purple butterfly in detail and seriously twice when I went there. Features and habits, from simple viewing to intellectual journey!

    5stars 12 months ago

    Maolin Visitor Center Briefing about 11 minutes, 50 people per session (pre-booking is recommended) Purple Butterfly Trail Cai Cai Zhang's first experience Easy walk: After passing through the toilet in the visitor center, go up to the small square to listen to the guide. There is an aboriginal market opposite the holiday, and you can see the purple spot butterfly when you go down the square There are more purple butterflies in the morning!

    5stars a year ago

    Walk through lush mountain forests and absorb the fragrant essence of the mountains Purple butterflies fluttering and meandering streams circle the hills! 🔹️Walking the Longtoushan Little Great Wall Wooden Trail and Wangfu Cliff, you can appreciate nature’s unique topography from various angles, enjoy the scenery surrounded by mountains, overlook the Dona High Suspension Bridge in the distance, and you can’t help but admire how beautiful Taiwan is! 🔸️Dona High Suspension Bridge▪︎Dona Tribe~The Dona High Suspension Bridge floats like a rainbow in the clouds in the mountains. The colorful colors are particularly dazzling and beautiful in the green mountains and green waters. Among the high mountains and ridges, you can appreciate the majesty and beauty of Taiwan's mountains.

    5stars a year ago

    Tel: 08-7997245 Service time: 08:30 ~ 17:00 Maolin Visitor Center and Purple Butterfly 3D Audiovisual Pavilion address: No. 16, Neighborhood 1, Maolin Lane, Maolin District, Kaohsiung City 851001 Tel: 07-6801111 Service time: 08:30 ~ 17:00 There are two major overwintering butterflies in the world, the Mexican monarch butterfly and the Taiwanese purple butterfly. The Mexican monarch butterfly belongs to the temperate wintering butterfly valley. In the mountainous area at an altitude of 3,000 meters that cannot be reached by vehicles, they are closely related due to temperature. Hanging, there are few active forms, so most of them can only be viewed statically. In contrast, Taiwan's purple butterfly is a subtropical overwintering butterfly valley, living in valleys below 500 meters above sea level. From November to March every year, as long as the weather is not rainy or cloudy, they are almost from 9 to 5 every day. When commuting to and from work, the three-no policy is implemented: no clocking in, no lateness, and no leave. Therefore, in comparison, admiring Taiwan's purple spot butterflies is relatively relaxed, beautiful, comfortable, easy, and much more interesting.

    Last Update:2023-10-25

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