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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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Nice, but could use more varities of butterflies and larger quantity

Not much variety of butterflies, but nice to see. Might get one to land on you. A few other small attractions such as scorpions, stick, insect, turtles, etc are on display. Staff... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Baltimore, MD
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Baltimore, MD
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Not much variety of butterflies, but nice to see. Might get one to land on you. A few other small attractions such as scorpions, stick, insect, turtles, etc are on display. Staff are nice. There is a show featuring people that live in the jungles of Palawan that explain part of their way of life.

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Dumaguete City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Hi everyone! Simplicity is truly a beauty! It's a small place with a lot of butterflies, plus a bonus of a few other species. At the innermost part, you'll find a Batak tribe. One of the many tribes that first inhabited Palawan. Their dialect is now rare and slowly dying, even a few of their descendants are now practicing Tagalog... More 

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Frauenfeld
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

One of the better places we have visited in puerto princesa. Very interesting and authentic facts about the native tribe in palawan. Personally i was impressed about the hunting techniques and weapons. Authentic performance of the bamboo blow gun. Souvenirs at the shop of the tribal village all hand-made. Their staff interacts very well with the visitors.

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Cancun, Mexico, North America
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Best part is the butterflies flying around, and they'll even let you pose with one on your hair. The native peacocks were in an enclose and difficult to see. The crocodile, well, is a crocodile. The bear cat, also native, seemed tired in their small enclosure. Some other insects that they'll show you too - geckos, scorpions, beetles, and a... More 

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Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

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

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

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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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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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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