Top Firefly Spots in Taiwan
Alishan Forest Recreation Area
No.59, Zhongzhen Village, Alishan Town, Chiayi County, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Xitou Nature Education Area (Xitou Forest Recreation Area)
No.9, Senlin Ln.,, Lugu Town, Nantou County, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Firefly Tours in Taiwan
Yangmingshan National Park
Events/Activities: Guided firefly tours are available. Advance reservation is required to join these splendid guided firefly tours. In addition, visitors may also explore the abundant sites of Yangmingshan National Park such as Yangmingshan Hot Spring and Cingtiangang, as well as enjoy fresh mountain delicacies for a colorful Taipei travel.
Wulai, New Taipei City
Location: Wulai District, New Taipei City, Yun-Hsien Dreamland Park
Events/Activities: Wulai is an unspoiled small town surrounded by spectacular mountains ranges, running rivers, and hot springs, all provide good habitats for firefly. Other than abundant natural resources, Wulai features an indigenous culture that displays the native culture, tradition habitations, and historical artifacts of the Atayal aboriginal tribe that is worth a visit as well.
Sun Moon Lake, Nantou
Date & Time: April-May
Location: Sun Moon Lake
Events/Activities: The best time to spot fireflies in Sun Mon Lake area is from April to May. Visitors may spot fireflies in areas of Taomi Village, Lianhuachih-Research Center, Toushe area or South Village of Xinyi Town.
Xitou Nature Education Area
Location: Lugu Tourist Center, Nantou
Events/Activities: The enchanted Sitou (Xitou) Nature Education Area in Lugu Town of Nantou features abundant natural resources and ecosystems, including bamboo forest, divine trees, ginkgo forest, mountain trails, tea farms, and fireflies. Guided firefly tours are provided to limited no. of visitors, advance reservation is required.
Hualien Liyu Lake
Location: Liyu Lake、Cingyang Farm
Events/Activities: Located at the foot of Mt. Liyu in Soufong Town of Hualien County, Taiwan, Hualien Liyu Lake is the largest inner lake in eastern Taiwan. Every year around March to May is the best time to spot fireflies and butterflies in Hualien Liyu Lake area.