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Phuket Butterfly Garden & Insect World

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Address: 71/6, Moo 5, Soi Paniang | T. Yaowarat, Phuket 83000, Thailand
Phone Number: +66-(0)-7621-0861
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Description: Phuket Butterfly Garden & Insect World has been in operation since 1990. A...
Phuket Butterfly Garden & Insect World has been in operation since 1990. A most authentic butterfly garden, the enclosure covers approximately 1 acre of habitat for 6,000 - 9,000 butterflies per month.Visitors are free to walk among them and observing their behaviour, sipping nectar, and laying eggs. The breeding room tour explains the transition from caterpillar, to a pupa, and finally a butterfly. The place includes an insect world where interesting specimens and live insects are shown such as walking stick, leaf insect’ giant millipedes, etc.. Furthermore explore silk museum where visitors will see thai way of silk production.
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Ideal attraction for young and old

Large variety of butterflies in a tropical garden flitting from plants & flowers often landing upon you as you walk around.there is an insect museum with some weird exhibits and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2015
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Wembley England United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

There were a lot of butterflies when we visited. It was a nice outing for what it was. The gift shop is fairly expensive in comparison to some of the other shops who offer the same items. It was fun once, but I don't think I'd visit again.

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Albury, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We paid 600baht for 2 adults and 1 child. The place was a disappointment. It was run down and there were hardly any butterflies there. There was also an insect display but it too was ordinary and some of the exhibits were damaged. Not worth your time to visit.

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

It was a nice outing however the building seemed a little old and it was a little overpriced at 300 THB per person.

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Wembley England United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

Large variety of butterflies in a tropical garden flitting from plants & flowers often landing upon you as you walk around.there is an insect museum with some weird exhibits and also some fish ponds,as well as a good cafe.

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

A small but interesting place. Some bizarre looking insects. Some of the insects appeared dead and the fish where difficult to see as the ponds were so dirty. Needs some work.

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Kiev, Ukraine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 via mobile

nice experience for a traveller with kids. in a special room butterflies come to sit on your head and hands )) me and my child were mesmerized!

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Kent
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We had hired a driver for the day whilst on holiday and arranged to stop off here. As you'd expect there were lots of butterflies but also fish to feed and other insects to look at. All very pretty. I'd say we were there for an hour at the most. I don't think I would go again and am glad... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015 via mobile

Came here with my 5 children. It was ok I guess but I'd rather have spent the money going somewhere else! We walked around it in 20 minutes expecting lots of butterflies but there really wasn't that many.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

If you are in the area with your children and got some spare time left, an hour is more than enough. I wouldn't go there a second time, there are better places to spent your time at.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I have been to the Phuket Butterfly & Insect World on several occasions when I go to (try) take photos of butterflies. Received a warm welcome with a drink of what might have been butterfly food, some red sweet cold drink, probably rosella tea. I went with a Chinese Malaysian friend who happens to speak Thai very well. There was... More 

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