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Address: Bunk House Road | Santa Monica, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island, Philippines
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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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We stopped at a butterfly garden in Bohol and was generally disappointed with that one. This one was much better and enjoyable. They also have a native village that performs... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Arcata. CA.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped at a butterfly garden in Bohol and was generally disappointed with that one. This one was much better and enjoyable. They also have a native village that performs. They live in a remote area of the island and keep traditions alive. They rotate people there for a week to share their culture.

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Puerto Princesa, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If a traveler wants to personally see the Indigenous People of Palawan, one must go to this place. A must see

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Thank maryrose C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very simple and must improve more on design. Not suitable for international tourist. This must be needs more improvement on design not only for locals but also for foreigners too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not just a butterfly garden but they also have other insects and animals. Another bonus is that you will be able to Native Palawan Tribe and they will have a short tribal show about their tribal heritage. The kids enjoyed a lot!

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Thank Paradise V
Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, they bring also other insects closer to you, like Beetles, scorpions, centipedes, ... And you should take some time to make some nice pictures too. But equally or more important is, you will got through a door and some young tribe men show to you their skills, which help them to survive with almost nothing in hands in the... More 

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Thank Ralf M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here as part of the city tour package. The butterflies were pretty and then we saw a tribe from the mountains do their show with instruments and weapons. At the end my mum held a huge snake which she thought was great!

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Thank 726ellyz
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

20 mins away from city proper this small park offers a butterfly garden and a short tribal show offering insights into the tribal heritage of Palawan. Entrance was 50 pesos , and you can do this on the way out of town. Lots of butterfly souveniers .

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Thank George T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You can hold a scorpion to end your phobia if you have it! You get to see lots of butterflies. Then you go to anither place on the back where you get to know one of the tribe in puerto princessa. They show you how they make a living and how they survive in the wild. Such an inspiration to... More 

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Thank MehrnoushM
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Show case of live butterflies and insects. Has a cultural show of Philippine aborgines 15 mins show. Nice.

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Thank Gigi C
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A nice palce for spend a hour or so. The animals are various and interessing, however the psuedo *real indigenes* shows is so fake it hurt eyes. good for old ppl but nothing convincing.tourists pie. the butterfly are really nice tho, but hard to spot.

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