Butterfly Spring Park

Betterfly Spring Park
Betterfly Spring Park
Butterfly Spring Park is located in the best traveling place of Moon Hill Scenic Area in Yangshuo, occupying an area of 36,000 square meters (8.9 acres). It is named after a butterfly-like stalactite found in a grotto of this beautiful park. As a locale which brings together both a unique landscape and a rural setting, it is a typical representative of ecotourism sites in Yangshuo.

Monarch Butterfly Model

At the entrance to the Butterfly Spring Park there is a huge Monarch Butterfly model mounted on a cliff beside the gate. The model has an area over 280 square meters (0.07 acres). It looks so vivid that people may think the butterfly is waving its wings to welcome visitors. He Jingzhi, a famous poet in China, visited here and was so astonished by the huge butterfly model that he wrote an inscription titled the No.1 Butterfly under the Heaven to praise it.

Butterfly Grotto

In the park's 400-meter-long (440 yards) Butterfly Grotto, spring water oozes from the sandy layer in the rock every day and forms a pool. This is the Butterfly Spring. The grotto holds many stalactites with varieties of shapes, such as fruits, mountains, divinities and the moon. Amongst them, there are some which look like butterflies and are absolutely lifelike.

Die Yuan (Butterfly Garden)

Except for the spring and the grotto, Die Yuan (a garden for viewing butterflies) is also a well-marked sight in Butterfly Spring Park. It is the largest area for viewing the living butterflies in China with millions of butterflies living here and getting along with people harmoniously. Visitors can see the colorful butterflies flying leisurely among the bushes. In the Butterfly Exhibition Hall of the Butterfly Spring Park, there are over ten thousand models of about 300 butterfly varieties with unique styles on display. Visitors can also see some valuable butterflies here, such as the nymphalid and papilio. The papilio is the most beautiful one and is commonly called the queen of butterflies.

Other Points of Interest in Butterfly Spring Park

In the Butterfly Spring Park, there are many other points of interest, such as the Waterfalls on Butterfly Hill, the Butterfly Bridge, the Honeybee Garden and the unique Original Hanging Bridge of Yangshuo. In the Honeybee Garden, visitors can taste wild honey for free.  Besides, the sightseeing terrace in the Southern Heavenly Gate (Nan Tian Men) within Butterfly Spring Park is the only place you can have a panoramic view of the amazing Ten-Mile Gallery.

Additionally, the peculiar Karst landscape offers an ideal place for rock climbing and includes a professional rock climbing line as long as 25 meters (27.3 yards). Visitors can enjoy this breathtaking and exciting activity after appreciating the beauty of the butterflies and the spring.

See more Yangzhuo Rock Climbing Guide

How to get to Butterfly Spring Park

1. Take bus 602 Branch Line to Shili Hualang and then catch an electromobile to the park.
2. Take a bus from Yangshuo General Bus Station to to Gaotian and get off at the park.
3. Rent a bike from Yangshuo county to reach there within 20mins.
Entrance Fee CNY 45;
Free for children under 1.2m (3.9 feet).
Opening Hours 8:30 - 18:00
Time for a Visit
- Last updated on Sep. 25, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Butterfly Spring Park
Asked by William Burke from UNITED STATES | Apr. 25, 2015 14:50Reply
I heard that a panda has been temporarily moved to Butterfly Spring Park
He has been moved and will return to Dujiangyan when his enclosure is ready. It is being planted with new trees. Do you have an idea as to how long he will be away? They call him Tarzan but his USA name is Tai Shan.


William Burke
Answers (2)
Answered by Lisa from CANADA | Apr. 27, 2015 03:21

Where did you get the news? But as I know, Taishan is living in Dujiangyan, without being moved to anywhere.
Answered by William Burke from UNITED STATES | Apr. 27, 2015 12:44

Yes, he is still in Dujiangyan, but has been moved to another area of the park while they renovate his enclosure. I've learned that Butterfly Spring Park is just another name of an enclosure in Dujiangyan. Thanks for your reply.
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