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Dali Butterfly Spring

Introducing to Dali Butterfly Spring, Dali Butterfly Spring Guide, Dali Butterfly Spring Travel Guide
Article from Yunnan Municipal Commission of Tourism

The Butterfly Spring is a famous scenic spot of Dali. Butterfly Spring is as well the most romantic place with Bai ethnic characteristics.

Covering 1,965 Mu (Chinese acres), the Butterfly Spring Scenic Area is 24 km from Dali Old Town. Butterfly Spring consists of Butterfly Spring, Five Dragon Pool, Octagonal Pavilion, Crescent Pool, Duige (Antiphonal Singing) Pool, Qingren Lake (Lovers Lake), Statues of Mr. Xu Xiake (a famous traveler in the Ming Dynasty), Wanghai (Viewing the Lake) Pavilion, Yongdie (Extolling Butterflies) Stele etc, among which the most famous is the Butterfly Spring.

As a natural spring of 50 square meters, the Butterfly Spring is shrouded by an ancient decumbent tree (albizzia tree). Encircled by marble banisters, the spring is 6 meters deep with pellucid water. As the location of the film “Wu Duo Jin Hua” (Five Golden Flowers), the Butterfly Spring is the romantic place of the Bai People. Its water hence is deemed the “Water of Romance”. In April, the blooms, which resemble to butterflies, of the albizzia tree over the spring attract thousands of butterflies to give rise to a spectacular of Dali.

The Butterfly Spring used to be called “Wu Di Dong” (Unfathomable Pool). It is said that two lovers from the Bai ethnic group, whose love was rejected, suicided by plunging into the pool. After they died, they turned into two butterflies. On each lunar April 15th, the locals spend a festival named “Hu Die Hui” (Butterfly Meeting). The Bai youth gather here, seeking love by joining in antiphonal singing.

Quick Facts on Dali Butterfly Spring 

Name: Dali Butterfly Spring 
Location: 18Km form Dali Ancient City
Best Time to Visit: March to May
Recommended Time for a Visit: 1 Hour
Opening Hours: 08:00 - 17:00
Admission Fee: CNY60

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