MalaysiaKuala Lumpur $$$$$ All Year Mostly Indoor
Wildlife Park

Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park

A thriving tropical garden brimming with 120 different species of alluring butterflies. Wander around the garden while over 5,000 butterflies of blue, orange, green, and onyx hues dance among sun-kissed flowers or devour fruit platters scattered throughout the netted enclosure.

Most of KL Butterfly Park's inhabitants are rare or endangered species transported from Malaysia's remaining jungle habitats for their protection and preservation. Just outside the butterfly enclosure is a small museum, with information on butterfly species and large preserved insects including the rhinoceros beetle, praying mantis, and butterflies from all around the world.

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Price

Adult: RM25 (USD$5.95), Children (2-11yrs): RM13 ($3.09), Malaysian Citizen: Adults: RM13 ($3.09), Children (2-11years): RM6 ($1.43),

Time Spent

45-60minutes

Fitness level: Easy

Hours

9am-6pm7 days

Look Around

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Sitting on an armSitting on an arm
Seeking nectar in hibiscus flowersSeeking nectar in hibiscus flowers
Feeding on pineappleFeeding on pineapple
Butterflies up close
Waterfall and pondWaterfall and pond
Hibiscus flower in bloomHibiscus flower in bloom
Elevated view pointElevated view point
Koi fish pondKoi fish pond
Insects in small museumInsects in small museum
Around the butterfly park

Who Will Like Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park

Nature Lover

Delight in the vivid colors of butterflies’ wings as they flutter between flowers, vines and ferns surrounding a central koi pond and flowing waterfall.

Photography Whiz

Bring a telephoto zoom or macro lens to capture the vivid colors of the butterflies’ wings whenever they rest on a nearby flower or vine.

Fun Expert

Watch the graceful movements of butterflies with your family and if you’re lucky, one may gently land on your finger. After wandering around the enclosure, learn about the eye-catching insects in the attached museum or pick up a keepsake in the souvenir shop.

Insider Tips For Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park

  • Tickets can be purchased at the door but with cash only. No electronic payments are accepted on site. The closest ATM is a 25-minute walk in KL's sweltering heat.
  • Wear floral patterned clothing to increase the chances of a butterfly landing on you.
  • Visit early in the morning to witness the butterflies at their most active while they are feeding.
  • Free WiFi is only available in the reception area.
  • Fish food is available for purchase near the koi pond.
  • An additional fee of RM5 (USD$1.19) must be paid to use a video camera.
  • Recent scientific research has found butterfly populations thrive best when exposed to minimal human interference in their environment, so staff keep garden maintenance to a minimum. Don't be surprise the grounds look "unmanaged" or "overgrown" as some tourists have commented.

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Where Is It

Jalan Cenderawasih, Tasik Perdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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How To Get There

Bus (Go KL Red Line Stop 1065Masjid Negara)

10-minute walk west from bus stop. 

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Bus (Hop-on Hop-off Bus Stop #19Lake Garden)

2-minute walk southeast from bus stop.

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Train (KTM KomuterKuala Lumpur)

15-minute walk northwest from train station.

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Taxi

Drop off and pick up outside the main entrance.

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Rideshare

Grab drivers drop off and pick up outside the main entrance.

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What To Bring

Do:
  • Cash for entrance ticket.
  • Hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses.
  • Comfortable shoes for walking.
  • Drinking water.
Don't:
  • Tripod for video and photography cameras.
  • Video camera unless paying an additional fee of RM5 (USD$1.19)

Tech & Photography

Wifi

Public wifi access: Free (works poorly)

Photography

Photography allowed: Yes

Tripod allowed: Yes

Selfie sticks allowed: Yes

Best time to shoot: Early Morning

Tips: Video cameras attract an additional fee of RM5. Bring a telephoto zoom or macro lens to capture butterflies up close.

Drones

Drones allowed: No

Bags

Backpacks allowed: Yes

Food & Drink

A handful of restaurants are located within 5-minute walking distance, including Hornbill Restaurant & Café, located inside the KL Bird Park. More restaurants are located near Chinatown, a 5-minute drive away.

Backstory

Located on around 92 hectares near the center of Kuala Lumpur's main business district, the Lake Gardens was KL's first recreational park. In the 1800s, the park became the landscaped residence of the colonial Governor, the building of which is now a museum called Carcosa Seri Negara.

Over the years, the area has been redesigned to include spaces for Malaysia's botanical riches, including orchid displays, animal sanctuaries, memorials, a planetarium, and Kuala Lumpur's famous bird and butterfly parks.

The Butterfly Park was designed primarily to preserve Malaysia's extensive butterfly population threatened by deforestation and urbanization. It sought to recreate the natural tropical jungle in which Malaysia's butterflies thrive.

Etiquette

Do:
  • Observe the butterflies from a safe distance. 
  • Feed the koi fish with purchased food. 
Don't:
  • Smoke inside the enclosure.
  • Touch the butterflies.

Scorecard

Best Parts:
  • Opportunity to see rare and endangered species of butterflies. 
  • Beauty of butterflies and their jungle-like enclosure including a large pond and waterfall. 
Could Be Better:
  • Acceptance of electronic payments or an onsite ATM would make it easier to purchase tickets at the door. 
  • Lack of presence and guidance from staff.
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