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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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A thrill experience

Holding the big python, See variety of butterlies and their life cycle illustration, variety of venomous creatures in glass tank, lot of souvenirs.. Worth to visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

Holding the big python, See variety of butterlies and their life cycle illustration, variety of venomous creatures in glass tank, lot of souvenirs.. Worth to visit.

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Pasig, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

It is always good to learn something from a holiday trip, and this attraction is worth the visit if you are really into discovering how Palawan evolved. Its people and the beauty of its nature. This attraction gives an opportunity to interact with locals. Do not expect them to dance their rituals though. Because rituals are sacred. They will only... More 

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Lipa City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

It was a pleasant surprise to discover the Palawan Butterfly Eco-Garden and Tribal Village. Kudos to Roy Rodriguez for his passion for nature and advocacy to protect nature and our native culture! For those who are looking for an authentic peek into the Palawan tribal life without having to travel so far, this place offers a very positive and insightful... More 

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Adelaide
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

A great oppportunity to catch a glimpse of local tribal life and some of the families who make their living from the forest. The butterflies are also very beautiful.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Palawan Butterfly Eco Farm may not be the best place that you can see in Puerto Princesa but the place is still interesting enough to see especially if you are travelling with kids. For PhP 40.00 for the entrance fee, (i don't remember if I get discounted for my kids' entrance) which is not really bad at all,we get to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Not much variety of butterflies, but nice to see. Might get one to land on you. A few other small attractions such as scorpions, stick, insect, turtles, etc are on display. Staff are nice. There is a show featuring people that live in the jungles of Palawan that explain part of their way of life.

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Dumaguete City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Hi everyone! Simplicity is truly a beauty! It's a small place with a lot of butterflies, plus a bonus of a few other species. At the innermost part, you'll find a Batak tribe. One of the many tribes that first inhabited Palawan. Their dialect is now rare and slowly dying, even a few of their descendants are now practicing Tagalog... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

One of the better places we have visited in puerto princesa. Very interesting and authentic facts about the native tribe in palawan. Personally i was impressed about the hunting techniques and weapons. Authentic performance of the bamboo blow gun. Souvenirs at the shop of the tribal village all hand-made. Their staff interacts very well with the visitors.

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Cancun, Mexico, North America
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Best part is the butterflies flying around, and they'll even let you pose with one on your hair. The native peacocks were in an enclose and difficult to see. The crocodile, well, is a crocodile. The bear cat, also native, seemed tired in their small enclosure. Some other insects that they'll show you too - geckos, scorpions, beetles, and a... More 

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Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Definitely a must see if you take a trip to Puerto Princesa! The people of this village are very friendly and try to interact with their visitors. What I most appreciated was how they performed songs using homemade musical instruments.

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