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Address: Bunk House Road | Santa Monica, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island, Philippines
Description: The Palawan Butterfly Ecological Garden and Tribal Village is a place that...
The Palawan Butterfly Ecological Garden and Tribal Village is a place that reflects the mesmerising beauty of a province that is known as the "Last Frontier of the Philippines". It showcases a sheer variety or tropical butterflies from the Southern region of the country. These free flying butterflies are surrounded with live exhibits of scorpions, green-crested lizards, phasmid and mantises which are considered their natural predators. It is a window to the natural ecology of these colourful insects. Another added attraction are the rescued endemic wildlife of Palawan. These animals are given the chance of a second life by being rescued from poachers and wouldn't have survived in the wild because of the probability of suffering the same fate all over again. Like the Palawan Peacock Peasant and the Palawan Bearcat, these animals are now ambassadors of their own species in the wild. By educating the public about these wild yet gentle creatures the facility promotes public awareness about how our actions as human beings can affect greatly everything in our environment.
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The villager portion of the place is very cool. The villagers are genuine because they cycle through living there only for a month or so before returning to their main communities... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

went here July 2015 The place didn't exactly impress me sad to say but it's not something so disappointing either. the part i liked most was when we got to meet the tribal village people that demonstrated their hunting and musical instruments. When they played their "guitar", i found myself smiling the entire time. The butterfly garden was small and... More 

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

After seeing many different types of butterflies and other creatures, we were very very privileged to view the hill people from the surrounding mountains. They showed us a few important aspects of their lives, including the playing of ancient musical instruments, lighting fire with basic stone flint and using blow guns with amazing accuracy. They live in the mountains above... More 

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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The villager portion of the place is very cool. The villagers are genuine because they cycle through living there only for a month or so before returning to their main communities in the southern part of the island. Their musical instruments, baskets, blowguns, and pet snakes and pigs are all very interesting. The butterfly/animal portion is a bit lackluster but... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This visit has two parts: 1. Butterfly Garden with a brief overview of butterflies and a preying mantis. I saw two butterflies total and the tour was too basic to learn anything unless you know nothing. 2. Tribal village. There have a section where people who live in the mountains full time, come to this place and show tourists some... More 

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Palawan Island, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

the place is well maintained.. love the butterfly! clean and green! the best part is they will guide you to a place going to the tribe people and they will give you some information about them.. they will show you the native materials they use before in hunting and also music instrument that made by them self!

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Quezon City, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Simple place to visit. You will see different varieties of butterflies and you can also buy some souvenir items.

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San Vicente, Palawan, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

they have many butterflies and other species of animals and insects. it's nice to took pictures there. we enjoyed strolling around the place, since it was not crowded when we got there. it was a Friday afternoon, not so many tourist around.

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Puerto Princesa, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Amazing educational experience for persons of any age. There are many different species of butterflies in the garden and the best time to see them is in the morning because that's when they are most active. It's in the morning that I got see them hatch from a pupa.The best by far for me is learning about the Palaw'an. I... More 

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I enjoyed the butterfly Garden and the other animals they have. They also have some huge insects that you can get very close to. The Tribal Village is a little overstated as a description. There is a performance by local tribal people, where they show you the tools and musical instruments they use. I wish there was a charge to... More 

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Puerto Princesa, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

It is an interesting place where you can see some species of butterflies, some insects, flowers, plants, endemic animals etc. Tribal people show you there way of hunting, play music instruments. Great guides answer you any Q. The best time to visit is sunny morning.

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Address: Bunk House Road | Santa Monica, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island, Philippines
Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Mimaropa  >  Palawan Province  >  Palawan Island  >  Puerto Princesa

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