The world’s leading maze design company, Adrian Fisher Design Ltd., has created a record-breaking hedge maze in Ningbo, China.

The Maze of the Butterfly Lovers at Sunhu Tourist Resort opened on Saturday in the presence of staff from the Guinness Book of World Records.

The maze was officially certified as the largest hedge maze in the world by area, covering 33,565 square metres. It is also the hedge maze with the longest length of paths, with a total of 8,375 metres.

Adrian Fisher ningo world's biggest maze butterfly

The maze design, which traces the shape of two butterflies, was inspired by the famous Chinese story of the Butterfly Lovers. As visitors explore the maze, they encounter aspects of the story. Paths cross above and below each other via a dozen towers, bridges and underpasses. The centrepiece is a tower featuring twin spiral staircases.

“We all love mazes, from our earliest exploration of what is out of sight, to the fun of solving puzzles,” commented Adrian Fisher, Founder of Adrian Fisher Design Ltd. and designer of the maze. “Mazes are one of the finest ways of sharing an adventure together, making choices, and discovering things we never imagined.”

adrian fisher world's largest hedge maze ningbo china tower

Adrian Fisher Design is the world’s leading innovator and creator of mazes. Founded in 1979, the UK-based company has been transforming the concept of getting lost into state-of-the-art attractions, experiences and adventures.

Offering both turnkey and consultancy design services, the Adrian Fisher Design, has created 42 hedge mazes around the world, including those at Blenheim Palace, Leeds Castle and Scone Palace in Britain, and the Chateau de Thoiry in France.

The company has also created 58 mirror mazes across 17 countries. Those in China include The Squirrel Mirror Maze at SongSong Town in Harbin City which opened in May 2015.