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Palawan Butterfly Ecological Garden and Tribal Village

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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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normal butterfly garden tour, guide included which are informative as well. the nicer part is the tribal village. something new to learn about their life. and its not the normal... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Don't go if it's been raining as there are a lot less fire-flys. It is a good tour and pleasant ride and fun to do, good tip if you have take night vision and check out the monkey's / snakes and other animals in the forest.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

A must see place while in puerto princesa and palawan.. - palawan peacock bird endemic in palawan - beautiful butterflies and thier different kinds of flowery food plants. - fantastic face to face encounter with juvenile croc. - red tilapia fishes.. And of course...the very informative and educational TRIBAL VILLAGE.. WE find it very interesting to learn (some)the cultures and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

normal butterfly garden tour, guide included which are informative as well. the nicer part is the tribal village. something new to learn about their life. and its not the normal villages that do dances etc like other tribal villages in other provinces.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

At first, we'd like to see the butterflies, but then, we were surprised that there are also other animals unfamiliar with us within the tour area. Ethnic tribe performance gave us a glimpse of their cultural practices that has been existing up to the present times.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I really like the garden set up. Hope they will widen the catwalk so everyone can walk side by side :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

Just be still and a butterfly will come nearby. The place is good for taking pictures of different species of butterflies. You could actually hold some of them. Just don't forget to apply insect repellent before entering the place. They also have a bear cat, the native peacock of Palawan, scorpions, and beetles inside. The tribal village is educational and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The butterflies are beautiful of course, but the most incredible part was the Tribal Village. So interesting. Really admire the way in which they are keeping this part of thier history alive. Also awesome was the hand made goods that can be bought. Definitely worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

It's a cool place where you can spend your time with your family or friends because they preserved the culture of the friendly natives.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

It was an enlightening visit to see that there are still tribes who practice their own culture and belief within Palawan. The handicraft on sale are expensive. The eco garden is in dire need of improvement and is too small.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015 via mobile

Do recommend a visit here, but i do think this place is still to grow with more to see and show. The tribal village was very interesting as well as being fascinating. That was the highlight of this attraction. Those who brag about holding a large snake, you can have that on your own. Not for me. It's worth going... More 

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Address: 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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