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“Interesting but not worth a trip or the money you pay” 2 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 #24 of 79 Attractions in Siem Reap
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Stroller parking
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“Interesting but not worth a trip or the money you pay”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Can be visited on the way or the way back from a longer journey to temples further a field but 4usd and the scale of what is displayed do not make this a compelling proposition. 10 to max 15 mins allow you to see what is on display and walk the small garden in which the display is organised. You are likely to see the same butterflies around and possibly in larger number if you go to the country side for walks and hikes and pay some attention . The info provided on the life cycle is ok but possibly more and better info is online. Maybe worth visiting if some money goes to the local community? The owner is from Scotland and I am not sure on this either

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Melbourne, Australia
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“Nice little stop”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

While the butterfly park is quite small it's on the road to some of the temples so it's worth a stop and is a nice break from all the temples, guide was very informative and passionate about his job and I actually learnt a lot about the life cycle I didn't already know.
It's a $4 entry fee with an optional tip box. If you're driving past why not stop in to have a look. It can take 15min or an hour depending on how long you want to stay.

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“Enchanting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

This enchanting spot is a small beautiful garden surrounded by high nets that keep the butterflies in and (some) of the predators out (industrious ants will always find a way). Our guide was knowledgeable and clearly loved the butterflies. His enthusiasm is contagious! Highlights: the chrysalis cage—some looked like iridescent pearls!, some had fake eyes!—and the androgynous walking sticks. A lovely respite from the teeming masses at the temples, and your fee goes to a good cause—the preservation of local butterfly species.

Visited November 2013
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“Great stop”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

We stopped here on a day trip and loved it. Our young guide was so good and took time to answer our questions rather than give us a memorised speel. Great for the kids who were a bit over temples by this stage.

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“Beautiful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013 via mobile

It was such a nice contrast of the hustle and bustle of the temples and If you are our that way it's defo worth a visit.

There were two other couples in there when we went so we couldn't have the tour right away and when we did we only had him for 5 minutes as more people arrived I think? He managed to show us the Cocoons, stuck insects and caterpillars.

The butterflies are absolutely beautiful, some as big as small birds. If you love animals or are a photographer it's a great place to come. If not you may be a little bored!


I got some amazing shots of the butterflies!

Visited October 2013
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