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Palawan Butterfly Ecological Garden and Tribal Village

Address: Bunk House Road | Santa Monica, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island, Philippines
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Owner description: The Palawan Butterfly Ecological Garden and Tribal Village is a place that reflects the mesmerising...
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Stroller parking, Activities for older children
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Stroller parking, Activities for older children
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

The kids loved this small place. They were lucky enough to have butterflies land on them. It was not crowded when we were there, so staff paid the kids lots of attention and let them hold lots of animals and answered their questions. The tribal presentation was very interesting. The highlight was getting to hold an anaconda!

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Because it was a rainy day, there were no butterflies around. Meeting some indigenous people in the village was an eye-opener.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Quite far from the city, better if the tour is done in the morning. Very few things to see. The lady host inside allowed the tourists to touch the Scorpions even if the sign shouts "Do not touch, dangerous".

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Oklahoma
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

It is very interesting to learn about tribal culture of the people of Palw'an. My husband and I enjoyed it very much. We tried to talked to them, and spend a little bit more time. I myself , played with the little ones, and bought them cookies. This is not part of their diet, and I think their diet is... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

You will see the tribe that still living in the island. Bring some repellent lotion a lot of mosquito rooming around.

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St. Albert, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Really enjoyed the demonstration and information provided about the tribal people - it was very informative and engaging. Unfortunately, the rest of the complex could use some work - the cages were small and the bear cats had little room and natural surroundings in their cage. The area overall is quite small.

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Beijing, China
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69 reviews 69 reviews
49 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

If you're on the city tour, it's just another stop. If you plan to pay someone to take you there for that stop only, don't waste your time.

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Singapore, Singapore
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Staff at the butterfly park welcome you with a beautiful smile and gives you a tour of the facility, with an explanation on the things/insects you'll see around. A visit to the natuve's tribe, accessible via a door from the butterfly park, was very informative and educational, with the staff translating what the tribesman was explaining and with a demonstration... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

a must visit during any trip to PPC. Natural setting with flowering plants that attract many differentt varieties of Butterflys. Tribal village is dedicated to show casing the beauty of the mountain cultural villages.this contributes to sustainability as handmade products are available most special is interaction with 3 generations of family members.

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Camp HIll, United States
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6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A small entry fee. They have an assortment of insect creatures to view prior to seeing some indigenous people that are staged in an authentic dress and surroundings. They had a big snake too. Did some blow dart some basket weaving and some other things that they do. Has a souvenir shop also. The butterflies are beautiful!

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