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Palawan Butterfly Ecological Garden and Tribal Village

Bunk House Road | Santa Monica, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island, Philippines
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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... more » 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. « less
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Stroller parking, Bathroom facilities
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Manila, Philippines
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

The butterfly garden was beautiful. What won me over was the tribal show at the back part of the property. Here you get to meet ethnic tribes and they will show you their way of life. It was my first time to see an actual flint lighting up a torch, a blow dart and a kudyapi (2stringed) guitar. The entrance... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The place may be small but the tribal show is informative and entertaining. The butterfly garden is small too but it gives a close encounter with pretty butterflies. I saw a dragonfly too.

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Puerto Princesa, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Mostly 2 types of butterfly. If you find more types, you are very lucky. Some interresting showboxes and texts about butterflys and different bugs. As there is lack of maintenance, holes in the nets, maybe some of the animals escape ;-) But still nice to see.

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Statesville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We visited last May 2014 .This is an exciting experience for all of us . We enjoyed listening and watching the tribe show their primitive lifestyles . It's fun looking and being able to touch some exotic insects and reptiles. This is just a short visit but a worthwhile experience.

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

very nice to see the tribal folks. learn about their lifestyle and culture. they even have a demo. try to buy their products

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This addition to the butterfly farm has been a sucsess, the tribal section is genuine and the native guys do a very good job the snake is also a nice touch you should not miss out on the hand made gifts as they are very well made

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Davao City, Davao City, Philippines
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I didn't really enjoy the butterfly garden since I have gone to various butterfly gardens that are so much better than this one. Also, their tour guides are not really warm so you wouldn't enjoy your tour there. However my family enjoyed the tribal people specially the kids in the Tribal Village.

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Puerto Princesa, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

It was so lovely to see all the butterflies floating and flapping about! Just beautiful! Then to meet the tribe and be shown their traditions was a blessing! I also held a snake for the first time ever! Their tribe pet Samson! So proud of me! Haha!

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Pangasinan, Philippines
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I've been to some butterfly gardens in the past, but this place is absolutely the WORST place to experience butterflies. First off, the butterflies in the extremely TINY, so-called garden-slash-enclosure were extremely (I personally just saw one). Secondly, the guides inside DID NOT EXPLAIN ANYTHING about butterflies or even the other animals enclosed inside and then they were HURRYING US... More

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Cavite City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

The butterfly garden in itself is just a quaint display of a few oddities of the animal kingdom -- too few to be even classified as a zoo. The real wonder here is the immersion with tribesmen just pass the unassuming gate. The native tribes send small contingents from time to time to act as emissaries for their dying culture... More

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