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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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Spotlight on the Natives of Palawan

Enjoyed the early morning tour of the Butterfly Garden then on to the Tribal Village which was very interesting...got to touch a snake, and blow through the natives blow-gun used... read more

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

Enjoyed the early morning tour of the Butterfly Garden then on to the Tribal Village which was very interesting...got to touch a snake, and blow through the natives blow-gun used for hunting bigger animals. Wished there was more time to see how they prepare their food.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

These guys put on a two minute music show with handmade instruments that was impressive,blowgun shooting,basket weaving and they started a fire with rocks in less than 30 seconds.True survivalists,artisans and musicians.And very inexpensive

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We did not expect such a informative experience. Allthough the entrance fee was only 50 Peso pP. we were greeted very friendly by a guide who explained to us not only the lifecycle of the butterflies but also showed us stick insects, scorpions and other animals and let us hold them, too. Afterwards the people of the tribal village, descendents... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The thing I really love about the place is how genuine and how unpretentious it is.The indigenous peopl are there to sell their wares and share their culture but nothing felt like it's choreographed.Seems they are having a good time. The interaction with my daughter was natural and personal, they showed their musical instruments and weapons. She had fun! The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Great experience We enjoyed the learning experience with the butterflies and the tribal people. Grounds are nice. But if they are going to show fish they should maintain it as with anything else in life.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

Insight how this tribe try to Keri their culture alive. The butterfly garden is nice too. Flowers and some sample of weird insects.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Went at first because we thought the butterfly park would be cool (which it was) but we found the tribal village really interesting and educational ! They had real members of the Palawan tribes show us there weapons, musical instruments and how they live, they also let you hold a python which was cool! The butterfly park was pretty and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Staffs are very accommodating and the trip is very educational. Definitely worthy of your visit. :-)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Aside from enjoying the educational value of the place, it is a must for a stop over if you want to know more about the animals and people behind Palawan's rich diversity. You will get your own cultural experience with the Native people. The native birds, insects and oh did I mention that Giant snake.

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