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Fung Yuen Butterfly Reserve(大埔鳳園蝴蝶保育區 ) , Tai Po, NT
Hong Kong

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 5 hectares of private land with high conservation value. Statistics shows that over 200 species of butterflies which accounts for 80% of the total 250 species have been recorded in Fung Yuen. Among them, about 75 species are uncommon and 30 species are rare in Hong Kong.

鳳園距離大埔市中心只有2公里,是香港和亞洲區著名的賞蝶地點。早於1980年,鳳園約42公頃土地已被列入「具特殊科學價值地點」,其中約5公頃屬私人土地,甚具保育價值。據統計資料顯示,鳳園的蝴蝶品種超過200種,佔全港總數240多個蝴蝶品種的八成,當中約有50個品種屬本港不常見的蝴蝶。

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