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Address: Butterfly Spring Park, North of Dali, Dali 671000, China
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The Butterfly Spring

We went visiting the Butterfly Spring on the fourth day of our tour of Yunnan on 17 Apr 2017. Unfortunately it was drizzling and quite cold on that day. We were early and there... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lian Tiong G
Subang Jaya, Malaysia
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Subang Jaya, Malaysia
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120 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went visiting the Butterfly Spring on the fourth day of our tour of Yunnan on 17 Apr 2017. Unfortunately it was drizzling and quite cold on that day. We were early and there were not many tourists and we have the opportunity to have a crowd free view of the natural beauty of the rows of bamboo grooves along... More 

Thank Lian Tiong G
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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110 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2016

Not worth it to do in winter. You don't get to see many varieties of butterflies then. Just a lot of walking around. Skip if you have somewhere more interesting to go.

Thank Speis75
Beijing, China
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109 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Personally this place is one of Top 3 MUST GO places in Dali for me. There are some stairs up and down but very easy so recommend for all ages. The Springs is one of the must see spots in this park. Cristal clear water make people very clean feeling in this polluted country. You can see butterflies whole year... More 

Thank HappyDragon0201
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20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016

Was with a tour group and was raining when we visited it. A total waste of time & money. The only butterflies you can find are the dead ones being sold as souvenirs in the shops. Its very sad when the park was aptly called Butterfly Spring Park when there is not a single live butterflies there.

Thank Victor T
Whitby, Canada
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19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

At 60 rmb per person this was sad. There were more dead butterflies than live ones. Sad really. The pond with ducks was nice. Bamboo everywhere was nice. The trinket shops you are forced through on the way out are maddening.

Thank Jason C
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127 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2015

No butterfly's and the "butterfly house" was closed. Nice park with an interesting dam of a small stream and at the bottom of the dams lion heads spit out the water. Nothing else of interest and a smaller version of the walkway in Nanjing. Go to Nanjing instead.

Thank Allen A
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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31 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

I find that there's nothing much to ado about this place but since in Dali, just go have a look. Can skip it if you have better place to visit

Thank Carey H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 January 2015 via mobile

Horrid! Butterflies were completely non-existent apart from those pinned-up and dead in the horrible butterly pavilion. Also, the hagglers were out in full force, some so wrinkly that my friend mistook them for witches.

1 Thank Josh P
Shanghai Region, China
1 review
Reviewed 23 January 2015

Complete waste of money! The only butterflies I saw were dead and pinned to a wall. Additionally, the hagglers were out in full force selling the same old merchandise and useless trinkets.

Thank vixtri
Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2014

Really not worth the trip. Overpriced at 60 RMB with little to see, way too many tourists, poor hygiene and facilities... a classic tourist trap. There are a lot of really beautiful parts of the Cangshan mountains nearby with amazing hiking, beautiful scenery and many more butterflies. Avoid this like the plague and head up the mountain for the real... More 

Thank 171Chris

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