Butterfly Spring - also known as Hudie Quan in Chinese - is a popular shallow pool and park area located around 30 kilometers towards the south of Dali. It gets its name from the periodical swarms of butterflies that flock to the area to rest atop the numerous silk trees in the park. The spring itself is believed to be a symbol of love amongst the locals and it is a popular area amongst tourists and locals alike to socialise or relax in the peaceful ambience of the park. A Butterfly Museum is also located within the park area and houses a variety of butterfly species - over 45,000 butterflies of over 400 species and 11 families. Other attractions in the vicinity include the Butterfly Pavilion and the Butterfly Stele.
Entrance tickets cost around ¥62
Open from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Around 1 hour
Adults, Families, Young Adults, Senior Guests, Children
Butterfly Museum, Butterfly Pavilion and Butterfly Stele
Though designated prayer facilities at Butterfly Spring may not be available for Muslim travellers, plenty of open space is available in the area to make use of during prayer times. Muslim travellers could also visit a few of the mosques in Dali such as the Xingsheng North Rd at the Northeast Gate, the Xiaguan Mosque, the Shen Hecun Msoque as well as the main mosque of Dali which is located on the Country Road near the Southeast Gate.
Muslim travellers will be able to find Halal food near Butterfly Spring at some of the few Halal restaurants in Dali. It is best to enquire with some of the mosques in Dali about the best places where Halal food will be readily available. It is also possible to opt for vegetarian cuisine at some of the local restaurants, but inquiring about how food is prepared is highly recommended.