KL Butterfly Park – The Flimsy Opalescent Insect Wonders
Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park is one of the largest butterfly parks in the world, where you can find more than 6,000 live butterflies from 120 species. Located in Tun Abdul Razak Heritage Park (Lake Gardens), it’s a popular spot for families and animal lovers looking to escape the bustling KL city centre.
The butterfly park covers over 7,000 square metres and is landscaped like a bushy garden with lots of flowers, vines and exotic plants. The colourful residents are also relatively friendly, some of them even floating to your shirt and hand, sticking like badges.
Open daily, the park has several ponds with cascading waterfalls and unique fountains, which house colourful Japanese Koi fish and freshwater turtles.
Colourful butterfly flying around the park and sticking almost everywhere; the net, rocky terrain and leaves.
You may get as close as possible to observe these exotic butterflies habitat without making any noise.
The feeding spot is butterflies “Gathering Spot” where you can see a lot of different butterflies species hanging around for their meal.
The butterfly would send out their long antenna-like mouth then stick into the food for feeding (similar to mosquitos but in the larger version).
We are astounded by this particular leaf-like butterfly at the feeding zone after flapping open its wing. Such a beautiful colour pair of wings behind the dry leaf camouflage. We must cherish the beauty and art of nature.
Instead of fruits, our national flower “The Hibiscus” is also one of the butterflies favourite snacks on the list (due to massive nectar and pollen content on top of the flower).
Now you will have the general idea of why our national flower would have butterfly appearance around the logo. 🙂
Lake Pond in Butterfly Park
Walking along the green corridor you can find various types of butterfly hanging around the tree branch (not sure if they are sleeping or resting but it just won’t move).
There are also table and chairs in the butterfly park if you would like to have a picnic or lunch. Just be sure not to bring sugar or honey-based food into the park otherwise you will pretty much be swarm by hungry butterflies 🙂
The Koi fish pond is in the middle of the butterfly park, these Koi fishes will automatic approach when there’s visitor nearby (too used to get feeding by the human) with the big fat Yellow Koi as the pond boss.
More different species of butterflies along the myriads of lush greenery and colourful flowers landscape. Go for green leaves if you would like to observe stood still butterflies; flowers for feeding moment butterflies.
Other Species in Butterfly Park
Apart from butterflies, you can also find different types of insect in the butterfly park. Cricket as the main culprit for producing whimsical melody throughout the park and Dragonfly patrolling around the lake like a warden.
The Insect Museum
The Insect Museum is the next part that you will engage on the way out from the butterfly park. Here is the place where you can learn about the metamorphosis process of the caterpillar to a full-grown butterfly. This is definitely a great place to bring your kids.
Other than these butterflies of various colours and sizes, there are also insects on display. Among the insects on display are the rhinoceros beetles, scorpions and green snakes.
Kuala Lumpur Butterfly park is the best place to learn butterfly habitat while giving a huge smile on each visitor’s face.
Personally would like to do a few more visits in the future to explore more different kinds of butterflies species (might have missed some of them) and the best place to relax.
The admission fees for KL Butterfly Park:
- Adult RM25.00 | Children RM14.00
- Adult RM12.00 | Children RM7.00
Take the RapidKL bus numbers B101 or B112. Alight at the Dayabumi Complex and walk towards Masjid Negara. From there it is a short walk to the park.
By KTM Komuter
Stop at the Old Kuala Lumpur Railway Station and walk towards Masjid Negara. The Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park is located right behind the Masjid Negara.
By Taxi or Uber Grab Car
The simplest way is by taxi. You can alight at the main entrance.
Address: Jalan Cenderasari,Taman Botani Perdana,Kuala Lumpur.
Open Hour: 09.00 am – 06.00 pm (Mon-Sun), Including Public Holiday.