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Butterfly Spring in Dali

Butterfly Spring in Dali is one of the famous tourist attractions, beautiful scenery, clear water, the unique wonders of the world is rare) Butterfly will. Bai life as reflected in the film "five golden flowers" of the spread of this strange landscape Butterfly Spring is known far and near, renowned at home and abroad.

Since ancient times, many scholars degree, this study tour, and wrote a number of important poems.

Twenty four km. north of Dali, at the foot of Yunlong Peak of Cangshan Mountain is the Butterfly Spring. Riding along Yunnan-Tibetan highway towards the northwest, you'll see a stone statue of butterflies on the roadside denoting the site of the fountain. Turning westwards, you'll find a huge marble arch with a horizontal inscription of three Chinese characters Hu Die Quan, meaning Butterflies' Fountain.

Shaded under tall trees, the fountain is a square pond of some 20 metres in circumference. On the western wall of the pond is an inscription of"HUDIE QUAN" (Butterfly Spring) written by Guo Moruo. An old "butterfly tree" (accacia) spreads its boughs over the pond. In late spring and early summer, when flowers of all kinds are blooming, the tree puts forth fragrant white and yellow flowers, attracting thousands of real butterflies to gather on its leaves. Some hundred species of butterflies, different in size and colour, flutter around. Some of them, black and white in colour, can be as large as a palm. Some of them are in the size of a coin, having a bright golden colour. Some others are silvery, pink or light green. They are sometimes linked in the shape of a rainbow; sometimes they fly in pairs or clusters. The most marvellous thing is that they would sometimes join together one after another and form a long coloured string hanging from the tree branches right over the surface of water. It is really a spectacle worth seeing.

Lunar between March and April each year, cloud Mineyama get on each other, opening up a variety of plants, the acacia tree by the side of the sping distributed a elegant fragrance to entice hundreds of thousands of butterflies to come to meetings. These large butterflies, such as palm, such as small bees, and they or Pina dance in colorful camellias, azaleas and other flowers, playing in the top of the head of the visitors. That the butterflies are more numerous, from the Acacia tree, hanging upside down only a behavior, and even have to hook enough, the growth of string guitar, has been down to the surface, the sun, the colorful Ran-hwan, marvelous spectacle. April 15, especially the old calendar this day, and in fine weather, it is unprecedented, not only more amazing butterflies, and a wide variety, such as Fissidens Butterfly, Lycaenidae large tile, etc., everything, come together to form a butterfly world.

In recent years, new structures have been made, such as the Butterfly Tower, the Hexagonal pavilion, the Octagonal Pavilion, the Crescent Pool and the Tower Overlooking the Lake. On the 15th of the fourth moon every year when the traditional Butterfly Festival is due, people pour out there for relaxation or excursion.

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