Fung Yuen Butterfly Reserve

Fung Yuen Butterfly Reserve, Hong Kong: Hours, Address, Fung Yuen Butterfly Reserve Reviews: 3.5/5

Fung Yuen Butterfly Reserve

Fung Yuen Butterfly Reserve
3.5
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Douglas H
Hong Kong, China136 contributions
A walk among the trees with butterflies and all kinds of interesting insects around.
Nov 2017 • Family
The weather is a bit cooler so there is a less problem of mosquitoes.
You pay the entrance fee at the reception, and then make your way to gardens/hillside/fields. Though not a very big area, on a warm day, you can see A LOT OF BUTTERFLIES of different types. Apparently many rare types too!
Just remember to respect the insects and respect the place.
Written November 27, 2017
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ZenDark30
Portland, OR2,236 contributions
Waterfalls and serenity
Mar 2017 • Friends
After a 14 hour flight it was refreshing to stretch our legs and suck in fresh air on this 3 mile trail,
Popular among locals that visit the village for tea and noodles we ventured on to the waterfalls and reservoir.

We stopped for a swim and hydro massage in the cool clean pool. Lots of hikers with full backpacks and walking sticks passed us but no one else stopped to swim.

Despite the dense urban skyscrapers, HK has less than 25% of land developed for her 7.5 million residents leaving 75% to park reserves and greenspaces.

Hikers note: there are lots of different trails and you could easily get turnaround. Either go with locals like we did or find a guide. Maps and gps aren't enough.
Written March 6, 2017
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porter_osborne
Waco, TX727 contributions
Visit during Spring or early summer
Dec 2016 • Friends
Excellent place to see many butterflies, some of which are rare, and the plants that attract them. If you are a photographer, you can spend hours here taking pictures. Catch a bus or taxi from University MTR stop. Reserve is in shadows of a modern Apartment complex.
Written December 31, 2016
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Teruce
Hong Kong, China275 contributions
Frequent Visits to this Nice Place Show Issues to be Seriously Addressed
Aug 2016 • Solo
I am a frequent visitor to this place which is small by all standards as it is basically a small section of a village known as Fung Yuen Village. Though with an element of luck at times I have been able to take very good shots and had close-up sightings of uncommon butterflies (such as spotted royals, quakers, common birdwings and golden birdwings) there, there is much room for improvement for this nice place. First, it seems this place is not well funded and the payment of a HK$20 entrance fee for non-members is hardly a well-enforced rule. The putting up of a small iron gate to make access inconvenient during the closure of the main office is a measure which is good to a certain extent. Yet you can see at times visitors who come to take photos not infrequently without paying up or any qualification for free entry (eg being a current member). Second, the blackboard at the ticket office showing the recent butterfly sightings is very infrequently updated. As a frequent visitor, you can readily tell how old the record has been. Third, the 2 mobile toilets outside the main office are good to have, but if the toilets in the main office are accessible by, say, members at a nominal fee, that will make the place more popular somehow since many butterfly spots in Hong Kong has non-mobile public toilets or restaurants with toilets for visitors. Fourth, free tours now available to the public may be conducted with a fee to let interested visitors treasure this resourceful place and the efforts of full-time, part-time and volunteer workers behind with some minimal financial contributions. Fifth, rules for visitors should be published prominently so that incidents of visitors who scare away butterflies in various unacceptable ways (eg walking ahead with a mobile phone as camera toward an about-to-mate pair of common roses which were just 5 feet away) can hopefully be minimised. I am writing all these with a view to seeing improvements to enable the continual survival of this place for the future. This place used to have more butterflies in terms of both species and number before the construction works for the residential estate across the road. If nothing is done now, I apprehend that its future will not be optimistic in any sense.
Written August 28, 2016
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EastmeetsWestAB
London, UK1,331 contributions
A little gem an an oasis
Jul 2016 • Couples
We accidentally discover this place on a website and we are glad that we went. This reserve is full of butterflies and it is a great day out. For people who likes taking photographs, there is plenty of opportunities. Make sure you bring some mosquito repellent.

We went there by taking bus 307 from central. Get off at destination. Then change to another bus to get there. Walk along fung then road. Along this road you do see a few old houses.

A good day out even on a hot summer day as the reserve has plenty of shades.
Written August 6, 2016
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N K
Rishon Lezion, Israel2,336 contributions
Butterfly Walk
Sep 2015 • Solo
Fung Yuen Butterfly Reserve is a semi-wild nature garden with various types of trees and flowers which attracts scores of butterflies. It's a great place to stroll around and take photos or videos. The garden is far off other tourist attractions so it usually doesn't get over crowded allowing quiet observation and filming of the butterflies.
Written October 16, 2015
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cristovano
Hong Kong, China77 contributions
Great for photo taking
Jul 2015 • Family
Nice way to spend a morning or afternoon with your kids for some wild life experience. Avoid the hot Summer days. Very knowledgable staff.
Written August 29, 2015
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HongKongDayzee
Hong Kong, China122 contributions
Great little nature walk
Aug 2015 • Family
We had read reviews, so we went with no expectations. This is not a tourist attraction but a hidden little nature gem. It is not easy to get to if you don't know the area, but nothing that google maps can't fix. I would suggest that when you get off the bus, you grab a taxi or the green village bus just around the corner that takes you to a shiny new apartment complex a few metres from the little butterfly reserve. You need to pay a small fee at the first gate. Go inside the big metal gate to the little white building. Everyone is very laid back and you may need to call out and make some noise for someone to come and get your money. 20HKD entrance. Then you walk up a well prepared path way and follow the signposts. The reserve is a natural forrest, Benches and some rustic pagodas have been strategically placed fo nature lovers to just enjoy the quiet. When we were there there were quite a few photographers. Be advised, cell phones won't do the trick. You need some good tools to capture the many species of butterflies. It is advisable to cover up. Hong Kong in summer is Mosquitoville!
Written August 12, 2015
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Teruce
Hong Kong, China275 contributions
A one-stop site for watching the largest number of butterfly species in Hong Kong
Jan 2015 • Solo
The reserve is not a large one but it is a small spot which offers butterfly photographers and lovers the most within a few hours within the territories of Hong Kong and Macao. I have been a frequent visitor to the place for a few months and must say that every time I got something different even though many may complain that from summer to autumn there were too many visitors after not too many butterflies and the months of December and January were quiet with too few butterflies. Last November was an amazing month in which you could see many phtographers go after the largest number of butterflies of a number of species even though the legally protected common birdwings and golden birdwings went missing. Last December was quiet in terms fo the number of visitors and nutterflies, but you could enjoy the rare chances of taking consecutive shots of butterflies from a wide range of angles as if you were a professional photographer to stay around for a handful of patient and cooperative models. I managed to take many an unexpectedly wonderful and difficult shot around and the kind of experience and joyfulness could hardly be expressed fully in words. The entrance fee and membership fee permitting repeated admissions are minimal for a place like this and we should all treasure the very continual existence of reserves like this and respect all true patrons, staff and volunteer workers who have contributed to Fung Yuen.
Written January 20, 2015
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PennsylvaniaTom
Washington DC, DC26 contributions
This is not really an attraction
Apr 2014 • Family
The Fung Yuen Butterfly Reserve is not really an attraction. I'm sure the organization is doing important scientific work, and I admire it for that reason. However, Lonely Planet Hong Kong describes this place as if it is something other than a few weedy garden patches and a handful of butterflies fluttering about. We saw more butterflies (both quantity and variety) on Lamma Island in less than 15 minutes on the family trail. Fortunately, we were in the vicinity of Fung Yuen and didn't waste too much time getting here from Hong Kong Island. If you are a butterfly expert and you're just dying to get a photo of one particular type of butterfly that you know lives at the reserve, then maybe this is the place for you. However, if you're a family with kids who enjoy frolicking in nature for hours with butterflies of any shape or color, then just head to one of Hong Kong's magnificent trails or parks and have a memorable day.
Written May 2, 2014
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