Maolin Environmental Education Center

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    Maolin Environmental Education Center

The Maolin Environmental Education Center is situated on Maolin Alley of Maolin Village. It is a supplementary facility of the Maolin National Scenic Area, which is known for its diverse ecosystem, landscapes, indigenous cultures, and most importantly, swarms of migrating purple crow butterflies that can be seen every winter. The center was established by the Maolin National Scenic Area Office in an effort to maintain the environment and ecotourism in Maolin District. The office enlisted the help of the government, industries, and academia to train personnel and develop courses that incorporate features of the local environment. Besides establishing the center, the office encourages the public and private sectors to care about natural resources and the diversity of the local ecosystem, hoping to create an environment for sustainable environmental education.

Visitors are recommended to spend about an hour here to learn more about the unique environment and ecosystem of the Maolin National Scenic Area through environmental education courses, which can be booked on the website of the National Scenic Area in advance. 

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No. 16, Maolin Village, Maolin District, Kaohsiung City



  • Longitude/Latitude:120.66323/22.88661
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    Maolin Environmental Education Center
    4.6 4stars 149 reviews
    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.

    4stars 2 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 :/

    5stars 10 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!

    CC chung
    5stars 10 months 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 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.

    Last Update:2022-07-14

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