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Palawan Butterfly Ecological Garden and Tribal Village

Address: Bunk House Road | Santa Monica, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island, Philippines
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Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
Owner description: The Palawan Butterfly Ecological Garden and Tribal Village is a place that reflects the mesmerising...
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Stroller parking
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Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Stroller parking
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Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Definitely a must see if you take a trip to Puerto Princesa! The people of this village are very friendly and try to interact with their visitors. What I most appreciated was how they performed songs using homemade musical instruments.

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Valenca, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed the butterflies (there were so many!) and the tour given to us by the staff. At the beginning I thought the tribal village would be a theatrical joke but they actually invite tribes from different locations in the Palawan for this presentation. It's quite interesting!

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

I think what made this tour exciting was meeting one of the local tribes of Palawan without having to travel to another location. We met a few members of the tribe, and I must admit I've never been to a tour like that before [as I have not been in Baguio]. My sister-in-law thinks we got gypped as she believes... More 

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Makati, Philippines
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I just visit just this morning and It was amazing and the tribal village I saw them it was perfect and amazing. I love it.

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Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Well if U choose to take a City tour it will be part of it. So can be seen but it is rather small. There may be some interesting facts about the past. So enjoy if U can

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Cork
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Nice place to visit, you can see butterflies, Bearcats, scorpions etc a guide will show you around. The tribal village has a few members of a tribe of Palawan showing their traditional ways of living, hunting etc. Traditional handicrafts can be purchaced here.

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Henan, China
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015 via mobile

I thought this was a waste of time. It is rather small, and only mildly interesting. I would only go if you have extra time to kill.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

This has been the hightlight of our DIY City Tour! We were glad we stopped by! We very much enjoyed the tribal exhibit and how the tribesmen interact with the tourists! They are very friendly and full of surprises! I definitely recommend this place to other tourists!

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Bacolod, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Although they have limited species of butterflies inside, you'll get to see different kinds of animals. Turtles, millipedes, geckos, snakes, scorpions, bear cat and crocodiles. What's interesting is they also showcase the indigenous people and gave a presentation highlighting their way of living. You also get to touch the snakes and scorpions. Don't worry, they will only let you touch... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

The kids loved this small place. They were lucky enough to have butterflies land on them. It was not crowded when we were there, so staff paid the kids lots of attention and let them hold lots of animals and answered their questions. The tribal presentation was very interesting. The highlight was getting to hold an anaconda!

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