Banteay Srey Butterfly Centre

Banteay Srey Butterfly Centre, Siem Reap: Hours, Address, Banteay Srey Butterfly Centre Reviews: 4.5/5

Banteay Srey Butterfly Centre

Banteay Srey Butterfly Centre
4.5
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9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Banteay Srey Butterfly Centre is a Butterfly Exhibit in the heart of Angkor, near Siem Reap, Cambodia. Founded in 2009 and one of the largest enclosed butterfly centres in Southeast Asia. BBC is featuring a live display of Cambodian butterflies. Revenue generated by tourist admissions provides support for local poverty alleviation and conservation projects.
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Frédéric J
4 contributions
Feb 2022
We decided to visit this centre with our kids (9 and 8) after the Banteay Srey temple, and did not regret it. While 2 years of COVID-19 severely reduced the number of visitors and, as a consequence, the number of staff (call in advance to specify your time of visit to make sure you will have a guide) and butterflies' species, the kindness of the guide - who speaks excellent English - his love for butterflies and the time allowed to answer all questions compensated it.

Our children could witness the "birth" of several butterflies in the nursery room and enjoyed time in the flying butterfly area.

While not "spectacular", the place is a haven of quietness and discovery of those wonderful insects and a great, shady halt after the visit of Banteay Srey. The center and its goals (education, job creation, environment preservation) truly deserve support.

By the time of our visit, the amount of donation/fee for the visit was up to us, there was absolutely zero pressure on it and no commercial push to buy any gadget or souvenir. You can really feel the love for the job done there.
Written February 25, 2022
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Kelly B
Singapore, Singapore13 contributions
Apr 2022
Please go and support the work they are doing here. After two years of Covid, they are trying to re-open fully, but they need tourist support to do so. Then they can get more staff back and more farmers onboard to farm butterflies (meaning they train them about the importance of the pollinators and not using pesticides - important work). The staff here love what they do and are passionate about the butterflies. We learned about the whole life cycle and saw butterfly eggs, many pupa and butterflies. It is worthwhile stop and very near Banteay Srey. When we went, the entry fee was by donation - so please support them!
Written May 9, 2022
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pip112017
Manchester, UK113 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
So cheap for the experience, was amazing and so wholesome! We got to hold newly born butterflies and put them on flowers which was incredible. The enclosure is large, full of various flowers and fruit for the butterflies to eat. As animal rights enthusiasts, we would highly recommend. You get a free tour too 1-1, the lady we had was so nice, friendly and knowledgable. Despite the lack of exposure on things to do in siem reap, it was extremely worthwhile and would 100% recommend to anyone who likes nature and animals! Tip - wear brightly coloured clothing as they are more likely to land on you then.
Written February 15, 2020
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Thank you for your visit and you great review, we appreciate it very much. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit and the tour giving by one of our staff members. Thank you for sharing the Tip to other visitors since it's totally true that butterflies love bright colours like red, yellow and orange. With all the best, The BBC butterfly team
Written February 24, 2020
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Paul & Helen
19 contributions
Jan 2020
This small butterfly centre is a lovely place to stop off en-route to other sights near Siem Reap - the staff are very helpful and keen to show you around, we watched a butterfly emerge from a cocoon (magical!) and were delighted by how easy it was to see and photograph some beautiful butterflies and moths and some other insects.
Its a small place but the cost reflects that, and its helping the local community.
Please don't try and compare it to large, commercial zoos or butterfly farms, just keep in mind the country you are in and what they are trying to achieve at this small locally run initiative.
Written January 11, 2020
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Thank you for your positieve feedback and your visit to our Butterfly Centre. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. Like you mentioned in your review we support our local communities and Cambodian conservation projects with revenue generated out of our entrance fees. We appreciate your support.
Written January 26, 2020
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Joanna M
Greater London, UK13 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
A lovely butterfly conservation centre situated not far from the Angkor Wat temples. The staff were friendly and gave us a wonderful and informative tour of the pretty garden, showing us the different life stages of the butterfly. We stayed for around 30 minutes and saw several species of butterfly. The $6 entrance fee for adults seems reasonable as it's paying for the conservation efforts.
Written February 17, 2020
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Dear Joanna, Thank you for visiting Banteay Srey Butterfly Centre and for giving your positive feedback about our garden, staff and the conservation work we are doing. Like you mentioned the entrance fee will be spent towards biodiversity conservation and with your visit we are able to support our local communities. With all the best, the BBC team
Written February 24, 2020
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travellerme
Brighton, UK302 contributions
Jan 2020
Included is a little tour to show the life cycle of the butterflies at the centre . It about 40 minutes from town and it’s worth getting there at 9am as the place opens .That way it’s not too hot and you have the place to yourself . Excellent variety of butterflies to photograph and worth the trip out though it’s not that cheap . Enjoy
Written January 26, 2020
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Thank you for visiting Banteay Srey Butterfly Centre. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit at our garden. With your support we are able to support our livelihood and conservation projects. Feel free to upload some of your pictures on our tripadvisor page.
Written February 15, 2020
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Dave K
Cardiff, UK49 contributions
May 2017
Depending on where you come from, this might be exciting or boring. For us, it was a lovely hour, with toured guide, explaining everything. Also had a lovely meal there for 5 bucks. Good to see these pretty creatures being looked after, nurtured and then released back to nature - about 1,000 every week. Good people, well done.
Written June 9, 2017
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sweetpearl88
Singapore14 contributions
Jun 2015 • Solo
I went to the butterfly park yesterday with my tuk tuk driver and was pleasantly surprised by the staff who had so much knowledge. He spoke really good English, and was so engaging. Gave us a good run down of the background of the park, the different species of butterflies and showed us the lavae stage etc. Very impressed with everything.

A definite great place to visit on the way to Banteay Srei and well worth the entrance fee. A good job well done to everyone who work there.

Written June 21, 2015
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Karen O
Dublin, Ireland18 contributions
Jun 2015 • Friends
We went to break up a day at the temples after visiting Banteay Srei on our way back to Angkor Thom. Our tour guide was exceptional and so knowledgeable. The entrance fee is just $4 for adults and is used in part to create a sustainable butterfly project for locals to earn a living. They have a caterpillar area, chrysalis cages where you get to release new butterflies taking flight for the first time and lots of stick insects. The gardens are well laid out with nice seating to enjoy the butterflies and after the tour you can spend as long as you want wandering around or relaxing. There is also a cafe attached too.

The bathroom facilities are very basic but to be expected in a rural area of Cambodia.
Written June 20, 2015
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Helene G
Iroquois, Canada158 contributions
Feb 2020
So disappointing, I saw three large butterflies and some small ones, not a large variety. I would not recommend spending your time or money here
Written February 23, 2020
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Dear Helene, I'm very sorry to hear that you didn't enjoyed your visit at our butterfly exhibit. We are displaying species native for Cambodia and during the dry season the diversity is normally less than during raining season, although at the moment we still have 11 different species flying in our enclosure including the Golden Birdwing among them, which is the largest day flying butterfly species in Cambodia. At BBC we are always advising our visitors to use our free guides to show them around the butterfly aviary in order to discover all species and learn more about the world of butterflies. We hope you'll visit us again during a possible next stay in Siem Reap and allow us to exceed your expectations. With all the best, the BBC team
Written February 24, 2020
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