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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
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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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In Puerto Princesa, one of the main attraction is the Palawan Butterfly Ecological Garden and the Tribal Village. Visit it!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

In Puerto Princesa, one of the main attraction is the Palawan Butterfly Ecological Garden and the Tribal Village. Visit it!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Its ök if you have some time to spend, doesn't cost much and there are some things and animals to see, but besides not that much. The staff is very friendly and we don't regret going here =)

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We visited the butterfly garden on our first trip to Palawan. On our second trip, some friends came with us and this was a must stop to see. They too enjoyed the place. They have Palawan peacocks, loads of different butterflies, and a native village that is included in the entry price that is worth experiencing. Fun for the whole... More 

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Pasig, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Went here last Aug.16,2015. Here you'll get to see butterflies from the pupal stage to adult stage. But since it was raining that time, we didn't see a lot of the adult ones. Aside from the butterflies, you will also see Millepedes, Stick Insects, Stag Beetle, Scorpion, etc. A tour guide will provide details about the butterflies & the other... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Nice to visit, beautiful butterflies. the tribal villlage was a let down but then again I am not keen on a presentation like that

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This place offers visitors a chance to see not only different kinds of butterflies but also beetles,stick insects,scorpions,dragonflies etc.Then, another additional tour just behind the Butterfly Garden is the Tribal Village which we found to be very educational.The tribal people showcased their native musical instruments and how to play it as well as their weapons for hunting animals for food.My... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We were lucky to have attended the palaw'an tribe's demonstration of their culture. Its a plus that the two of us were the only locals and the rest were foreigners... its nice to see their reaction for every primitive tools and techniques that the tribal boys were showing. The butterfly garden itself was smaller than i thought. But there were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Never been this place but i heard about it ..next time visit I'm sure i going to get there...👌👌👌👌👌💖💖💖💖👌

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

went here July 2015 The place didn't exactly impress me sad to say but it's not something so disappointing either. the part i liked most was when we got to meet the tribal village people that demonstrated their hunting and musical instruments. When they played their "guitar", i found myself smiling the entire time. The butterfly garden was small and... More 

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ReiRamirez, Owner at Palawan Butterfly Ecological Garden and Tribal Village, responded to this review

Hi, First of all, we would like to thank you for visiting us and leaving us a feedback. Providing you and other travellers a great experience is important to us. It is unfortunate that the place didn't meet your expectation. Kindly understand that the number of flying butterflies depend greatly on many factors. Like, the time of day that you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

After seeing many different types of butterflies and other creatures, we were very very privileged to view the hill people from the surrounding mountains. They showed us a few important aspects of their lives, including the playing of ancient musical instruments, lighting fire with basic stone flint and using blow guns with amazing accuracy. They live in the mountains above... More 

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