Introduction of the site we will vsit:
Fung Yuen, which is situated about 2 kilometers from Tai Po Town Centre, is a famous site for appreciating butterflies in Hong Kong and Asia.As early as 1980, the 42 hectares of land in Fung Yuen Valley has been listed as a "Site of Special Scientific Interest", of which about 8% (5 hectares) of private land with high conservation value.Statistics shows that over 200 species of butterflies which accounts for 80% of the total 240 species have been recorded in Fung Yuen. Among them, about 75 species are uncommon and 30 species are rare in Hong Kong.Troides helena (Common Birdwing) and Lamproptera curius (White Dragontail) is the most unique in over 200 butterfly species. (see pictures below)Aristolochia tagala (India Birthwort) and Illigera celebica (Illigera) are the larval food plants of Birdwing and White Dragontail respectively. Both plants can be found in Fung Yuen which is protected under the Forestry Regulations of the Forests and Countryside Ordinance.Fung Yuen has high ecological value of three major reasons:
（1）topography (geographic factors)
（2）fung shui woods plant diversity (biological factors)
（3）orchards and farming activities (humanity factors
To access to the reserve we need to pay 20$ of ticket. for group the maximum number allowed is 15 people.
How to arrive:
From Tai Po Market MTR station take the minibus 20A special course for Fung Yen ( the reserve is close to the terminal).
After follow the indication.
- Macro lens (if you don’t have one you could consider buying some extension tubes) or also tele.
How to do below you can find reference site: