02 Aug KL Butterfly Park, Definitely won’t Disappoint You!
When talking about butterflies, what pops into your head? Tiny white, yellow daisies blooming across a large, green meadow; colorful butterflies dancing happily among the flowers. Well, we might not all get to experience that particular scene. But for a more realistic touch, imagine this: butterflies flying around the flower bushes planted along the pathway while you jog on by.
Among skyscrapers and mega shopping malls in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, where do you expect to find thousands of butterflies? It is still possible to find a few in parks in your neighborhood, KLCC Park and KL Forest Eco Park. But thousands of them at one place? Not likely.
Let me reveal a secret to you: there is a park that houses thousands of butterflies in the heart of the bustling metropolis! If you are free this weekend, go and explore Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park, the paradise of butterflies, with your nature-loving friends or kids!
Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park is home to over 5000 butterflies with a diverse range of species. The renowned television network, Discovery Channel, commended Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park as the best butterfly park in the world. According to the network: “Of all the butterfly parks in the world, none can compare with this one”. Now that’s high praise!
The landscape in the park is specially designed in order to create the most ideal habitats for the butterflies to live in. Therefore, exotic plants, butterfly-host plants and ferns are placed in the park. Cascading waterfalls and water fountains help to cool down the temperature in the netted park.
Good news to those who are really into butterflies, because the park allows you to get up close and personal with them. The butterflies might take a short rest on your hands or shoulders when you stand still for a few minutes. But watch out! Don’t step on the butterflies resting or crawling on the pathway. Besides all this, you can also see butterflies feasting on hibiscus flowers, sliced pineapples, bananas and oranges.
Here comes the educational part of the park. The nursery and breeding areas are open to the public. These areas allow visitors to witness butterfly larvae breaking out from their cocoons as butterflies. Kids would definitely love to see this!
Apart from watching butterflies flying nonchalantly among the flora, visitors can expect to see insects, Japanese koi fish and freshwater turtles and frogs in the park. If you are an insect-enthused person, be ready to be amazed by the extensive collection of meticulously preserved butterflies and insects’ specimens in the museum of the park.
The admission to Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park is RM 13 for a Malaysian citizen and RM 6 for a Malaysian child. The park is open to the public from 9 am to 6 pm daily.
Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park is within walking distance from Perdana Botanical Garden. If you intend to come from the city directly to the park, you can take the RapidKL bus, B101 or B112 to Dayabumi Complex. From there, all it takes is a short walk and you’re there!
Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park
Location: Jalan Cenderasari, Taman Botani Perdana, Kuala Lumpur, 50480 Malaysia.
Operating Hour: Daily 9am – 5:30pm