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Palawan Butterfly Ecological Garden and Tribal Village

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Address: Bunk House Road | Santa Monica, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island, Philippines
Phone Number: 9175975544
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The Palawan Butterfly Ecological Garden and Tribal Village is a place that...

The Palawan Butterfly Ecological Garden and Tribal Village is a place that reflects the mesmerising beauty of a province that is known as the "Last Frontier of the Philippines". It showcases a sheer variety or tropical butterflies from the Southern region of the country. These free flying butterflies are surrounded with live exhibits of scorpions, green-crested lizards, phasmid and mantises which are considered their natural predators. It is a window to the natural ecology of these colourful insects. Another added attraction are the rescued endemic wildlife of Palawan. These animals are given the chance of a second life by being rescued from poachers and wouldn't have survived in the wild because of the probability of suffering the same fate all over again. Like the Palawan Peacock Peasant and the Palawan Bearcat, these animals are now ambassadors of their own species in the wild. By educating the public about these wild yet gentle creatures the facility promotes public awareness about how our actions as human beings can affect greatly everything in our environment.

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Kids would enjoy it but as an adult, it was similar to a lot of attractions I have already seen. What made it different was the show featuring members of a local tribe. I can't... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
LennaD18
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Pasig, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As the name suggest, there are no many butterflies in this place. Kids will enjoy as there are few animals. Also can have a glimpse of the tribal life of Palawan people in their early days

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best part about the site is the tribal village. It's fabulous to see the tribes at work and learn more about them. The butterfly's themselves were few and far between, not sure if they had escaped or were out of season.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A nice place to go to for a cheaper price of php50 you can see the butterflies and other animals plus you can interact with the tribe of Palaw'an. You can also find our real life city emblem... The Palawan Peacock (tandikan). Also, the staff are all friendly! How to get there? Easy! Just ride a multicab from poblacion to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Kids would enjoy it but as an adult, it was similar to a lot of attractions I have already seen. What made it different was the show featuring members of a local tribe. I can't help but feel that somehow they are being exploited. But if they earn a decent living from it, so be it. Don't forget to donate... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

We came here expecting butterflies (and they were really pretty and I still can't believe I touched a butterfly) but we were also able to visit the indigenous village wherein we met the indigenous people of Palawan. It was a very nice experience and also educational. I left with a kudyapi (a 2 string musical instrument) and was told that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

A small park in Puerto Princessa which highlights the indigenous people of Palawan. Take a glimpse on their way of life when they are in their village in the mountais. See the musical instuments they play, the tools they use, the weapons they use to gather food and things they use for their daily lives. Of course enjoy also the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

I had really low expectations here. Was I surprised! The guide was so informative and took his time even though I was alone. You get to see lots of different animals and insects before walking into the main garden. They let you stay as long as you want and it was MAGICAL having all these butterflies flying all around. Go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

This is very much a local tourist attraction which is creative and fun. The garden allows tribe men to come down from the mountains and stay in the accomodation and sell their products. It sounds weird but it works very well. The tribe men show you their local music and even let you hold a snake! The butterfly area of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

I love that it is informative and socially responsible. I get to know the butterflies, I saw one hatched! love it! But the most interesting lart is the tribal show. I love their musical instruments, the history and warmness of the tribe. though they did not dance the song is ok.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

We visited here as part of the city tour. The guide was good and informative but there was not much to see. There weren't too many different butterfly species - we had been to much more impressive butterfly exhibits in the UK. The tribal village seemed very set up, we weren't sure how genuine it was.

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