Saturday, September 4, 2010

Butterfly kingdom (Silkroad)

Taiwan's butterflies don't have the international following the island's birds have - a surprising fact given their beauty, variety and ubiquity. But butterfly watching is now a popular eco-tourism activity among Taiwanese people, and two valleys in the south of the island draw tens of thousands of butterfly lovers each year. Both are about two hours by car from Kaohsiung.

One such place is the Purple Butterfly Valley in Maolin, a district occupied largely by Taiwan's indigenous people...

This article appears in the September issue of Silkroad, Dragonair's inflight magazine. Dragonair flies between Hong Kong and both Taoyuan International Airport and Kaohsiung. The other butterfly hot spot described in the article is Meinong's Yellow Butterfly Valley.The photo here shows a Lemon Pansy in Meinong.

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