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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, Outdoors
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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: Stroller parking, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

Go there expecting nothing....and you will find some rather cool stuff. Palawan has some great ecological history that no other place in the Philippines has. This is just the beginning, and the Tribal Village, though contrived a bit, offers a great view into the "real" Philippines before the Spanish entered the scene in 1521.

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

This park does not have a lot of butterflies but the tribal villagers performance and the showcase of their lifestyle is very educational.

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Cebu City, Cebu City, Philippines
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20 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Our first stop for the tour was the Palawan Butterfly Ecological Garden and Tribal Village. We paid 30 pesos per person for the entrance fees. We weren't really excited at first as we thought that this will be just another butterfly sanctuary similar to those present in other places. But boy, were we wrong! Aside from the usual butterfly sanctuary,... More

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

This was quite cool. We were ushered quickly through the butterfly garden to the tribal village however which was annoying as I was mainly interested in the butterflies. The tribal village was quite cool however as they performed different instruments etc but most impressively they started a fire in front of us. We got to hold the scorpions which was... More

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Bogor, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

the butterfly is not as much as i expected.and so is the tribal village.for me,it's just an ordinary place.

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Sta. Rosa City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

When I went here, i haven;t have the time to do their zip line due to the lack of time, done fish feeding, see the sights. In terms of "nature seeing" its a thumbs up.

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Wichita, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

In services, hilarious/ funny tour guide given us the activity that we cherish/never forget. He made our tour enjoyable and fun ( full of laughter).

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

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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