Butterflies "March" To Maolin, Taiwan

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Winter Migration of the Butterflies Begins Now.

Winter marks the migration of beautiful butterflies to the Maolin region of Taiwan, known as Maolin's Purple Butterfly Valley. The best time to see this rare and special place begins every December and lasts to March.

Taiwan is home to more than 400 butterfly species, and 56 are endemic to Taiwan. More butterflies migrate to Taiwan than Japan or any other European nation. Maolin's Purple Butterfly Valley houses some warmer sheltered valleys and is the respite from the colder areas throughout the island nation during the winter months. Hundreds of thousands of Dwarf Crow, Striped Blue Crows, Double-Branded Black Crows, Chocolate Tigers and at least six other species of butterflies make Maolin a popular home during the winter months. As it gets warmer, the butterflies get more active and begin courting and mating and then fly north to a different region for breeding.

Maolin, Taiwan rivals Mexico, which is known for the millions of Monarch butterflies that migrate there from the United States and Canada. Spectators and eco-tourists can find the scenic areas and accessibility throughout the Maolin region to be most accommodating.

The Taiwan Tourism Bureau invites curious, eco-travelers and butterfly enthusiasts to explore and research more about this island nation located in East Asia that is an excellent gateway for travelers to all over Asia. Its ultra-modern capital city of Taipei, home to both the tallest building open to the public in the world, Taipei 101, and the most authentic Chinese and Taiwanese cuisine available lure people from all over the world to this "Beautiful Island". Outside of the metropolitan appeal, Taiwan's beautiful, unspoiled landscapes that reveal breathtaking coastal and mountain terrain, sea and river terraces, hot springs, and aboriginal local cultures, continue to touch the heart of its visitors.    
For more information about Taiwan Tourism and the Purple Butterfly Valleys in Maolin, please visit http://www.maolin-nsa.gov.tw/maolin/content.php?L2_CODE=0009706〈=en

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