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Jumalon Butterfly Sanctuary

J. N. Jumalon St., | Basak, Pardo, Cebu City 6000, Philippines
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Ranked #17 of 40 Attractions in Cebu City
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Description: See rare butterflies at the only park of its kind in the Philippines.
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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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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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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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Mandaue City, Cebu, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

The place is full of butterflies and it's wonderful to see cocoons in the garden. :) The butterfly sanctuary is also where the Jumalon family lives.

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Saijo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is a private, family-run facility that is a great place for kids (and grown-ups) to learn some things we missed hearing in grade school. For the nature enthusiasts, there's the butterfly garden that is planted with food plants that attract butterflies to feed and breed here. Here is a chance to see some native plants with blooms that are... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

Had a visit. Guide was very passionate and knowledgeable. A handy tip is to take perfume or cologne as the butterflies like the smell and will land on you. Really lovely that they preserve these lovely creatures.

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