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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, Outdoors
Owner description: The Palawan Butterfly Ecological Garden and Tribal Village is a place that reflects the mesmerising...
Useful Information: Stroller parking, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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: Stroller parking, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
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Singapore, Singapore
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Staff at the butterfly park welcome you with a beautiful smile and gives you a tour of the facility, with an explanation on the things/insects you'll see around. A visit to the natuve's tribe, accessible via a door from the butterfly park, was very informative and educational, with the staff translating what the tribesman was explaining and with a demonstration... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

a must visit during any trip to PPC. Natural setting with flowering plants that attract many differentt varieties of Butterflys. Tribal village is dedicated to show casing the beauty of the mountain cultural villages.this contributes to sustainability as handmade products are available most special is interaction with 3 generations of family members.

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Camp HIll, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A small entry fee. They have an assortment of insect creatures to view prior to seeing some indigenous people that are staged in an authentic dress and surroundings. They had a big snake too. Did some blow dart some basket weaving and some other things that they do. Has a souvenir shop also. The butterflies are beautiful!

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Loved the tribal village, got to hold a snake and see how the indigenous people live was really interesting MUST SEE!!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Go there expecting nothing....and you will find some rather cool stuff. Palawan has some great ecological history that no other place in the Philippines has. This is just the beginning, and the Tribal Village, though contrived a bit, offers a great view into the "real" Philippines before the Spanish entered the scene in 1521.

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Singapore
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

This park does not have a lot of butterflies but the tribal villagers performance and the showcase of their lifestyle is very educational.

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Cebu City, Cebu City, Philippines
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Our first stop for the tour was the Palawan Butterfly Ecological Garden and Tribal Village. We paid 30 pesos per person for the entrance fees. We weren't really excited at first as we thought that this will be just another butterfly sanctuary similar to those present in other places. But boy, were we wrong! Aside from the usual butterfly sanctuary,... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

This was quite cool. We were ushered quickly through the butterfly garden to the tribal village however which was annoying as I was mainly interested in the butterflies. The tribal village was quite cool however as they performed different instruments etc but most impressively they started a fire in front of us. We got to hold the scorpions which was... More 

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Bogor, Indonesia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

the butterfly is not as much as i expected.and so is the tribal village.for me,it's just an ordinary place.

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Sta. Rosa City
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

When I went here, i haven;t have the time to do their zip line due to the lack of time, done fish feeding, see the sights. In terms of "nature seeing" its a thumbs up.

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