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Neiwan is famous for fireflies!

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Neiwan is famous for its fireflies. Number of fireflies you see depends on the path you take, so my advice for you is that you ask a local to guide you along in your hunt for fireflies. Set out on a good weather at around 7pm as there will be more fireflies out in the open.  Do note that fireflies come in batches so you can only catch them at a certain period. You will have to wait for at least 2 weeks if you miss out on a batch. (I learnt this from the lady landlord)

You can find fireflies at dark places such as among clutters of bushes and trees. Their light seems white from afar but on closer look, it’s actually yellow. Try catching one in your palm. It’s really fun! So we were climbing up the slope higher up in the mountain. The sky was clear and we could see a myriad of stars overhead. But don’t mistake a firefly as a star – A firefly blinks repeatedly while a star don’t. I love how the fireflies’ light blink in synchronicity. They look like diamonds and they make the place look so magical.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

okay these pictures were taken by Robin Chen. a kind stranger whom we met at 7 eleven & offered his assistance when he found us struggling to access the internet. Thanks Robin!! only your professional photo-taking skills could capture the fireflies’ glow 🙂

Written by clarine chai

June 1, 2011 at 5:37 am