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Palawan Butterfly Ecological Garden and Tribal Village

Bunk House Road | Santa Monica, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island, Philippines
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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... more » 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. « less
Useful Information: Stroller parking, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
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Adelaide, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This addition to the butterfly farm has been a sucsess, the tribal section is genuine and the native guys do a very good job the snake is also a nice touch you should not miss out on the hand made gifts as they are very well made

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Davao City, Davao City, Philippines
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I didn't really enjoy the butterfly garden since I have gone to various butterfly gardens that are so much better than this one. Also, their tour guides are not really warm so you wouldn't enjoy your tour there. However my family enjoyed the tribal people specially the kids in the Tribal Village.

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Puerto Princesa, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

It was so lovely to see all the butterflies floating and flapping about! Just beautiful! Then to meet the tribe and be shown their traditions was a blessing! I also held a snake for the first time ever! Their tribe pet Samson! So proud of me! Haha!

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Pangasinan, Philippines
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I've been to some butterfly gardens in the past, but this place is absolutely the WORST place to experience butterflies. First off, the butterflies in the extremely TINY, so-called garden-slash-enclosure were extremely (I personally just saw one). Secondly, the guides inside DID NOT EXPLAIN ANYTHING about butterflies or even the other animals enclosed inside and then they were HURRYING US... More

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Cavite City, Philippines
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

The butterfly garden in itself is just a quaint display of a few oddities of the animal kingdom -- too few to be even classified as a zoo. The real wonder here is the immersion with tribesmen just pass the unassuming gate. The native tribes send small contingents from time to time to act as emissaries for their dying culture... More

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kolekole08
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Went there May 2. Place was nice, but small. Appears cramped.but I'm impressed with plant collections, nectar flowers. I saw plenty of butterflies. But I'm disappointed because no staff we're knowledgeable which species of butterflies they had. I.e. Which butterfly belongs to what species or what are the common host plants for the caterpillars. They only knew " pupa" and... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

I went here to expect to see many species of butterflies but unfortunately i have seen only few. The place is small but for children i know they will love it.

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Manila, Philippines
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

The butterfly garden in Palawan is pretty small compared to some that I've already went to. Still pretty though. I think what gave a bigger impression to us was the tribal village! The tribesmen played songs for us and our tour guide taught us a few stuff about them, how they hunt, their livelihood, etc. Interesting side trip. :)

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Binan City, Philippines
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62 reviews 62 reviews
27 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

I've been to much nicer butterfly gardens before. This one was too small and not so interesting, not beautiful either. The butterflies aren't that many and not that many kinds. Very disappointing.

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Caloocan
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119 reviews 119 reviews
43 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

There is a small garden where you can experience holding butterflies in your fingers. The tribal village show is very short, but you get to hold a live python for your picture taking.

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