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“Neat place to see so many different butterflies” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Banteay Srey Butterfly Centre

Banteay Srey Butterfly Centre
Sanday Village, Siem Reap, Cambodia
978 527852
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Ranked #50 of 195 things to do in Siem Reap
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Useful Information: Stroller parking, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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“Neat place to see so many different butterflies”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

They had those walking stick bugs, and you could hold them! Had to get that out of the way, because that was the best part.

We'd already noticed lots of different butterflies around the Siem Reap area, so it was nice to go see them all in one place, as well as learn about the different kinds and their life cycles.

For the $4 entry fee, you also get a very knowledgeable guide to walk you through the enclosure and show you the butterflies in different stages of life. They have laminated placards with the different species of butterflies on them so you can try to identify each one you see.

The walking stick bugs were pretty neat!

Visited September 2013
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“Highly recommend this place! We loved it.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

The ride with a tuk tuk to get there through the gorgeous countryside is worth the trip.

The center is small, yet well managed and a great way to provide income for local families and at the same time provide educational info about butterflies. The butterflies are just gorgeous and seeing them in all stages is a treat, as is releasing the just emerged butterflies into the enclosure. The staff are very friendly and helpful.

Overall an enjoyable way to spend an afternoon.

Visited September 2013
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Calgary, Canada
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“Lovely centre!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Worth a stop, especially if you are on your way to or from the landline museum. The owners are lovely and will provide you with a free tour. The butterfly species are fascinating, and we really enjoyed a tour of the caterpillar room from one of the site's owners - we learned so much! Make sure you stop by this room as guests are allowed to open the containers and wood butterfly huts. There is more than just butterflies here - learn about interesting twig bugs (that are three years old) and leaf bugs too. We really enjoyed this pitstop!

Visited July 2013
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“Lovely spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Loved the butterfly park, a beautiful garden with so many gorgeous butterflies and the guides were excellent. A very nice diversion after temples and landmines!

Visited July 2013
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“Worthy Of Your Support.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

This is a fun stop off on the way back from Banteay Srei and features a small butterfly garden, enclosed in high netting so the butterflies can fly freely. Established and funded by a conservation minded Scotsman and the focus is on breeding the butterflies and research. The guide was interesting and knowledgeable and a great place for children to learn about these creatures up close. The tour takes about twenty minutes.

Visited July 2013
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