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    Zishalishali Trail

The Zishalishali Trail sits in the Maolin Eco Park and can be accessed by the butterfly-sighting trail in the park.

Zishalishali is a word in the Lukai language, meaning “a place with abundant shell ginger.” Since mountains did not have proper names back then, the indigenous people would refer to them with trees or other plants growing in a mountain to identify them.

The whole trail is 3.7 kilometers long, and it takes 50 minutes to walk through it. However, only the first 2.1 kilometers in the Maolin Eco Park is open to the public. The trail is also part of an important migration destination for purple crow butterflies in winter, in addition to having an abundance of bird and insect species. Visitors are hence strongly advised against disturbing the migrating butterflies or destroying their habitat.

Visitors are recommended to spend one and a half hours here. They can park their cars in the Eco Park’s parking lot. They are advised against destroying the surrounding environment when watching butterflies. 

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Maolin Dist., Kaohsiung



  • Longitude/Latitude:120.66442/22.88863
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    Zishalishali Trail
    4.2 4stars 136 reviews
    Saou-Wen Su
    5stars a year ago

    Really mazed to see hundreds of people butterflies migrating here for winter time 🤟 Totally what an experience hiking around.

    Liao Salome
    5stars 5 years ago

    So many purple butterflies in winter

    Muchi Hsiao
    5stars a week ago

    Easy to walk, few people, beautiful scenery, beautiful butterflies. Mosquito repellent with children

    5stars 7 months ago

    There are many butterflies in the end of October, and it is also very suitable for children

    5stars a week ago

    The trail is full of butterflies, children like it very much great attraction

    Last Update:2022-05-30

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