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    Explore Purple Crow Butterflies in Maolin on a Fun Bus Trip Print
    • Publishing Date:2020-12-17~2021-02-28
    • Update Time:2020-12-14 10:38
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    • Publishing Unit:Transportation Bureau of Kaohsiung City Governmen

    [Kaohsiung News] Every year in winter, purple crow butterflies swarms appear in Laonong River tributary valleys under Dawu Mountain to escape winter. This is the best chance to observe butterflies in Maolin. The Transportation Bureau of Kaohsiung City (TBKC) has rearranged the bus schedule for 2020-2021 Purple Crow Butterfly Watching Season in Maolin. Cooperating with the Maolin National Scenic Area Administration, 6 runs of bus route H31 are provided on holidays until February 28, 2021. Citizens are encouraged to take these shuttle buses for the butterfly watching event.

    Chang, Shu-Chuan, Director-General of the TBKC, points out that Bus H31 was deemed to provide services for commuters, students, and people needing medical treatment in Maolin. However, a significantly growing number of tourists has begun to take Bus H31 to explore Maolin. The TBKC has therefore decided to arrange 6 runs of Bus H31 on holidays during purple crow butterfly watching season in cooperation with Maolin National Scenic Area Administration to provide additional services between Cishan Bus Station and Maolin. Visitors can take Bus E25, E28, or E32 from TRA Kaohsiung Station or Bus E01/E25 from HSR Zuoying Station to Cishan Bus Station and then transfer to Bus H31 to reach the butterfly-watching area.

    The TBKC states that the extra runs of Bus H31 allow citizens to visit Maolin conveniently. People can customize their own one-day bus trip since the bus services from Cishan Bus Station begin at 7:30 am until 3:45 pm. They can select Maolin Eco Park as the first stop to observe the purple crow butterflies. After that, they can proceed to Longtou Shan Scenic Area to view the meander core topography or to ancient battlefield in Douna to immerse themselves into local history and culture. After returning to Cishan Bus Station, visitors can stroll around Cishan Old Street before heading back home, what a convenient and joyful trip!