Bangkok Butterfly Garden and Insectarium

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Bangkok Butterfly Garden and Insectarium

Bangkok Butterfly Garden and Insectarium
3.5

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The area
Neighborhood: Chatuchak
Every weekend, thousands of tourists make their way up to this Northern Bangkok suburb to get lost in an enormous maze of shops at the Chatuchak Weekend Market. Home to almost 10,000 vendors, you’ll find everything from vintage sneakers to comic books and Thai handicrafts being sold here. You name it, Chatuchack probably sells it. The market is a great place to pick up souvenirs, but be sure to bargain for a good price. After a day of shopping and strolling around, the lush green lanes of Chatuchak Park are a welcome relief.

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stevenblack2244
Jomtien Beach, Thailand5 contributions
Butterfly Paradise !!
Feb 2020
We absolutely love this place i didn't even know a place like this even exsisted in Bangkok City if you love butterflies and insects this is the place to visit in Bangkok it has a area of just over two acres and there hundreds of butterflies just flying around everywhere if you still still on the garden benches they will ever land on you.

The gardens have small waterfalls and green areas where you can even bring your pinic basket and make a day of it with your kids or friends and it's free entry don't miss this butterfly paradise if your even in Bangkok.
Written February 6, 2020
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Kookysax_jb
Cardiff, UK54 contributions
Fab find!
Dec 2019 • Couples
Make some time for a visit when at the Chatuchak Market.
We spent a few hours in Chatuchak and Wachirabenchathat Parks including some time at this free enclosure.
Use Google maps to help you find it.

Written December 9, 2019
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L B
Bangkok4 contributions
Butterflies are gone!
Jun 2019 • Family
I've been here quite a few times over the years and always found it an enjoyable experience with tonnes of butterflies all over the place. However, decided to stop by whilst bike riding thru the park today and was extremely disappointed... i counted 3 or 4 butterflies in the whole place. We were in and out in less than 5 minutes! Don't know the reason as no staff to ask. I would not recommend this place now. Such a shame.
Written June 22, 2019
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SenorGancho
Winnipeg, Canada1,185 contributions
ENJOYABLE LITTLE DIVERSION
Jun 2019
As many have shared finding it is the biggest challenge. I found Google maps gave the best location. It is across the street from the park that is adjacent to Metro/BTS stations by Catuchak market. If you are leaving from the transit station stops cross over a bridge heading towards the 'Park Office' Cross over Kamphaeng Phet Rd. There is a gate you can enter and wander along the paths (use Google to get a sense of direction as there are no signs) and you will find the building. They have some nice displays and the butterfly enclosure is nicely laid out although not a lot of butterflies, at least on my visit. Glad I saw it but not something I would go out of my way to see again. The park area and trails though are outstanding so if you want to escape the city, this is the place.
Written June 3, 2019
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SIRNED
UK233 contributions
Don't bother with this.
Dec 2018 • Friends
I've wanted to go to this for a few years but could never find it. My guide had never been there either. It turns out to be very close to the Weekend Market. However the woman on the gate to the huge beautiful park that houses the butterfly garden sent us in the completely wrong direction.
When we found it after the guide being frightened by a small 18" lizard and a convoy of swans, bother of which were more exciting than this place.
Although advertised as a Butterfly Farm, it is not what one would expect and I have more cabbage white butterflies in my garden in summer than this place anything resembling a collection. There appears to be an education centre there but there was no access and there was just an open air big case with more butterflies outside than in and those that were there were small and unimpressive. Luckily this place was free, but completely boring unless you like swans and lizards!
Written December 25, 2018
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Inon J
8 contributions
Total waste of time
Sep 2018 • Family
Do not go there !! We went there today. No sign no direction nothing. You need to ask every 2 min for direction.
Till we finally arrived we found out that the main site is still under renovation and will be open only next year.
Save yourself time and don't go..
Written September 13, 2018
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unizfree
Hong Kong, China3,392 contributions
Butterfly lover
Sep 2017 • Solo
Went Bangkok for business trip and got half day free on Sat morning, before I come, I have searched for this place already, so just go ahead after breakfast.
It’s easy to get to the Wachira Benchatat Park, it’s just next to MRT station and the Butterfly Garden is located there, however it’s not easy to find the park.
There are many kinds of butterflies and I also able to see the one I wanted to see which is like a dried leaf, that is really amazing
Written August 27, 2018
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teamedenborough
Dunedin, New Zealand73 contributions
Hard to find, not super exciting
Aug 2017 • Couples
*Based on other recent reviews I believe it is not currently open*

We visited January 2017 and found it really annoying to get to - a beautiful walk, but coming from Chatuchak market, it was a bit much in the heat. There were less butterflies than I was expecting but it was still cool to see what they did have. The building itself is (or was) quite old but still cool, like a big greenhouse. Lots of cool plants. The entry fee was free when we visited which was a bonus!
Written July 13, 2018
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Olly H
Bristol, UK4 contributions
Still under renovation
Nov 2017 • Couples
Went there a few days ago, there's currently a massive wall around the whole place. We could see the top of the dome and a lot of the glass is missing and there's scaffolding all around it so it looks like it will be a while.

There is a sign outside written in Thai which I can't read (see image), but it does have the dates 10/09/17-10/04/18, so maybe that is how long the renovation will take.

As someone else said, the temporary butterfly shed that has been put up next to it is not worth the trip, we saw better butterflies in the surrounding park whilst walking through.
Written November 16, 2017
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filipaac
Ethiopia38 contributions
Under renovation
Sep 2017 • Family
Went there 2 weeks ago and the Butterfly Garden was under renovation. There is a very very small butterfly garden next to the main one that can be visited but I do not think it is worth the visit.
Difficult to find but the park around is fantastic
Written October 5, 2017
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