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.
Tucheng Chengtian Temple
Opening Date: April-May
Location: Tung Blossom Park, Tucheng District, New Taipei City
Events/Activities: April to May is the tung flower blooming season in Taiwan. Tung Blossom Park is a wonderful place for a relaxed strolling in the park with the fallen white flower petals on the ground. Moreover, they have found hidden habitats of firefly in this neighborhood in recent years. Visitor now may enjoy a beautiful flower viewing in the day, and appreciating the fireflies by night.
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.
Taoyuan Firefly Exhibition Center
Opening Date: 2019/04/12-06/30
Location: No.31, Daqingkeng, Guishan Township, Taoyuan County 333, Taiwan
Events/Activities: Taoyuan Firefly Exhibition Center is located in Guishan Town of Taoyuan County, the exhibition center is designed into 6 areas related to fireflies. Firefly zone is opened every year during firefly season around April to September for you to enjoy a great time with your loved ones.
Date: April- June
Location: Neiwan Town, Hsinchu County
Events/Activities: Other than enjoying a firefly tour in the evening, visitors may also try distinctive local delicacies such as steamed buns and rice dumplings made by Ginger Lily, as well as appreciate Tung flower blossoms during this period of time.
Location: Beipu Town Town, Hsinchu County
Events/Activities: Before a wonderful firefly tour in the evening, visitors are invited to visit local historical sites, and experience Hakka cultures and delicacies such as Hakka Mochi (glutinous rice), and DIY Hakka Beipu Grinding Tea for a wonderful Hsinchu travel.
Shengxing Railway Station, Miaoli
Location: Sanyi Township, Miaoli County
Events/Activities: Appreciate white Tung flower blossoms in the morning and flickering fireflies in the evening at Shengxing Railway Station (Shengshin Train Station) in Miaoli. The famous Shengxing Railway Station suspended in 1999 and now classified as Miaoli historical site. Surrounded by daedal hands of mountains and rivers, Shengxing Railway Station provides a wonderful site for firefly tours. In addition, the restaurants nearby the train station serve all kinds of Hakka delicacies that are always wonderful to try for one’s Taiwan travel.
Tung-Shih Forest Area, Taichung
Location: Dongshi District, Taichung City
Events/Activities: Recognized as Yangmingshan National Park of central Taiwan, Tung Shih Forest Area is a forest park decorated by seasonal flowers and maple leaves. The maple season is from November to December in Tung Shih Forest Garden where visitors not only can observe the tantalizing radish leaves but also be able to see the romantic sunrise and the sea of clouds. It is also well-known for spotting fireflies during March to May.
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 (Xitou Forest Recreation 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.
Alishan Firefly Festival
Location: Alishan Forest Recreation Park
Events/Activities: A total of 62 firefly species have been recorded in Taiwan with 38 species found in Alishan area. Firefly is best-viewed around April to June every year and Alishan is the perfect Taiwan destination for fireflies as it owns 1/3 of Taiwan’s fireflies, including Luciola cerata, Curtos sauteri Olivier, Luciola anceyi, Luciola satoi Jeng and Yang and many others offering an excellent opportunity for children to learn the importance of preserving nature.
Meiling Scenic Area, Tainan
Date & Time: April-May
Location: Meiling Scenic Area
Events/Activities: Located in the western outskirt of Nanchange, Meiling Scenic Area, with the Jhuzihjian Mountain behind, boasts fabulous panoramic views of the Zengwen Reservoir on the north and Chianan Plain on the on the west. With the ideal landscape, Meiling Scenic Area is Tainan’s major habitat, where more than 19 firefly species have been recorded.
Date & Time: 2019/04/01-04/30
Location: Namasia, Kaohsiung
Events/Activities: Namasia District Office has held overnight camps in April for people who enjoy an astonish firefly tour and night sky. Since Namasia is a well-preserved firefly habitat, participants are able to attend the fireflies’ fluorescent party at night during this period. The camp also designed to promote the preservation of traditional aboriginal culture and custom from indigenous tribes in this area.
Sheding Nature Park, Kenting
Date & Time: July-August
Location: Sheding Nature Park
Events/Activities: Covering an area of 128.7 hectares, Sheding Nature Park is located within the Kenting National Park, offering an ideal place for all nature-lovers. Every year from late July through August, guided firefly tours are provided for visitors who are interested in seeing these little flickering fireflies.
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.