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Jumalon Butterfly Sanctuary

J. N. Jumalon St., | Basak, Pardo, Cebu City 6000, Philippines
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Ranked #16 of 33 Attractions in Cebu City
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
Owner description: See rare butterflies at the only park of its kind in the Philippines.
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
Owner description: See rare butterflies at the only park of its kind in the Philippines.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

It's so hard to write a poor review about this place because everyone there was so nice... But actually I found it was pretty boring, and I didn't see many butterflies either. I've no doubt the family that run this place know everything there is to know about butterflies, and if you want to know about them too, by listening... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Small garden and museum operated by the daughter of the original butterfly expert of the Philippines. While you will see some butterflies in cages for breeding purposes, most of the butterflies are free to come and go

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This is a family run business , best get there by taxi ! About 100 pesos from most hotel I the city ! Beautiful escape from the city ! Wild butterflies they plant butterfly attracting plants to keep the butterflies there ! Not too exciting but a pleasant couple of hours

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Kauai, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Small garden and museum operated by the daughter of the original butterfly expert of the Philippines. While you will see some butterflies in cages for breeding purposes, most of the butterflies are free to come and go. They are attracted to the gardens because their particular type of plant food is available here. More than half of Cebu's indigenous species... More 

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Shanghai, China
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25 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This is a good butterfly sanctuary, but one of the smallest I've ever been to. You get taken around by someone who works here, and he seemed to know a little about the butterflies, but was far from being an expert. It's a nice place to visit if you are in the area, but there are much bigger and better... More 

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Makati, Philippines
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61 reviews 61 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Located a little outside of town we had a good hour there. Getting a taxi from the centre is a good idea. It takes about 20 minutes and you need to ask to go to Basak and Basak elementary school. Return can be done on one if the many number 9 jeepneys for php 8 per person. Entry is php... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

A great way to spend an hour or 2. Beautiful butterflies to see, lovely small garden and very interesting information on butterfly life-cycle. Also an interesting art space.

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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014 via mobile

This place is absolutely amazing. They breed, and protect butterflies but also have them freely flying in to feed on feeding plants. Raymond who is a family friend, welcomed us even though we arrived 15 minutes before closing hours, he is a mostly wonderfull person and pationately guided us through the whole sanctuary. They also have an extention in Bohol... More 

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Turku, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Hard to find, but worth of going. Especially the artworks made of butterfly wings. Impressive butterfly collection.

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Temecula, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Jumalon Butterfly Sanctuary, west of the downtown area. It’s hardly a place you’d expect butterflies to hang around, but hang around they do. There are lecture and tour showing you butterflies in various stages of their life cycle. The best time to go i found out was June thru February.. Cost about 50 Pesos..

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