Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park

KL Butterfly Park is located on Jalan Cenderasari street, Taman Tasik Perdana, Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaMY50480. Hours: .
Phone: +60 3-2693 4799.

Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park is an imitation of the butterfly's natural habitat and that is the tropical rainforest. To prevent the butterflies from escaping the whole park is covered with a net. Don't pay attention to that, because a huge netting canopy is located high above you.

Butterfly Park houses some 6,000 butterflies of over 120 species. The park is beautifully landscaped with myriads of lush greenery and colorful flowers. There are also a nursery and breeding area where you can see the butterfly larvae emerging as butterflies from their cocoons. Other than these butterflies of various colors and sizes, there are also insects on display. Among the insects on display are the rhinoceros beetles and the praying mantises. It were used over 15000 plants to create such a beautiful park. You can also take rest along the limestone paths in KL Butterfly Park. Butterflies fly around you and here and there the employees of park placed some fruits, like pineapple. You can see the butterflies resting on the leaves of plants. Sometimes they rest on you! The views from the gazebo are spectacular. One of the butterflies, Rajah Brooke's birdwing “Trogonoptera brookiana” is the national butterfly of Malaysia.

Insect Museum

On your way out you go through an informative insect museum, where you can also see some living creatures. There is an impressive collection of massive beetles, beautifully camouflaged stick insects in vivariums and other creepy crawlies. Here too you can learn about their breeding cycles of butterflies and moths. Museum is a place where you can learn about the metamorphosis process of the caterpillar to a full grown butterfly.

Gift Shop

After the museum you come into a souvenir shop, where you can buy local handicrafts, frames butterflies and beetles. Some preserved butterflies are made into bookmarks, keychains and so on. A gift shop completes the tour.

Reviews

KL Butterfly Park gets mixed reviews. The place is a bit dated and some tourists are disappointed by the butterflies themselves - there are supposed to be 120 different species but you will be lucky to see a fraction of that number. However the species that you do see are colourful and exotic and you can view them up close as they feed on hibiscus flowers sprayed with sweetened water and other delicacies.

Other visitors enjoy the humid, steamy, tropical feel to the park. They have created a rainforest habitat with a maze of footpaths winding through lush vegetation, across bridges over koi ponds, past waterfalls, gazebos and turtle ponds. The butterflies are just a bonus.

Conclusions

There are other butterfly parks in Malaysia including at Cameron Highlands and Penang but in my opinion Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park is well worth a visit even if you have been to butterfly parks elsewhere. There are many amazing butterfly parks in the world, but no one is as beautiful as this one. This is definitely a great place to bring your kids. You will not need a great deal of time to visit Butterfly Park - an hour maximum - so it would be sensible to combine your visit with a trip to nearby KL Bird Park, about 5 minutes walk away.

We are walking from KL Bird Park to KL Butterfly Park along this road
We are walking from KL Bird Park to KL Butterfly Park along this road.
The entrance to KL Butterfly Park is fabulously decorated
The entrance to KL Butterfly Park is fabulously decorated.
Butterfly park is a wonderful place to see the beautiful and colorful butterflies hovering around
Butterfly park is a wonderful place to see the beautiful and colorful butterflies hovering around.
Butterfly park is a large public butterfly zoo. It is a popular tourist attraction in the country
Butterfly park is a large public butterfly zoo. It is a popular tourist attraction in the country.
Butterfly park is actually a very big park and has fish and turtles
Butterfly park is actually a very big park and has fish and turtles.
Atlas moth “Attacus atlas”
Atlas moth “Attacus atlas”.
Unfortunately, few butterflies in the park were a little bit worn out and without pieces of the wings
Unfortunately, few butterflies in the park were a little bit worn out and without pieces of the wings.
Butterflies are constantly flying around you very closely and landing on you as well as on the footpath
Butterflies are constantly flying around you very closely and landing on you as well as on the footpath.
Visiting Butterfly Park is a must if you are in KL
Visiting Butterfly Park is a must if you are in KL.
If you have a camera you can catch lots of nice butterflies
If you have a camera you can catch lots of nice butterflies.
Common Rose “Pachliopta aristolochiae” is a swallowtail butterfly
Common Rose “Pachliopta aristolochiae” is a swallowtail butterfly.
The varieties and colours of the butterflies are a wonder to behold
The varieties and colours of the butterflies are a wonder to behold.
Common Rose butterfly “Pachliopta aristolochiae” is lying dead on the footpath
Common Rose butterfly “Pachliopta aristolochiae” is lying dead on the footpath.
Golden Birdwing “Troides aeacus” is a large butterfly belonging to the Swallowtail “Papilionidae family”
Golden Birdwing “Troides aeacus” is a large butterfly belonging to the Swallowtail “Papilionidae family”.
Butterfly is sitting on the my wife's palm
Butterfly is sitting on the my wife's palm.
Butterfly is sitting on the my wife's finger
Butterfly is sitting on the my wife's finger.
Butterfly park is awesome and there are many different species of butterflies inside it
Butterfly park is awesome and there are many different species of butterflies inside it.
Pineapple's slices serve as a food for the butterflies
Pineapple's slices serve as a food for the butterflies.
It is very warm inside the park as if it is a tropical rainforest
It is very warm inside the park as if it is a tropical rainforest.
Butterfly park is an imitation of the butterfly's natural habitat in a tropical rainforest
Butterfly park is an imitation of the butterfly's natural habitat in a tropical rainforest.
One would enjoy walking through this park, which is nicely decorated
One would enjoy walking through this park, which is nicely decorated.
I saw a great quantity of the beautiful butterflies. It's a nice place to spend couple of hours
I saw a great quantity of the beautiful butterflies. It's a nice place to spend couple of hours.
Troides aeacus is the northernmost birdwing butterfly as it stretches its range well into China
Troides aeacus is the northernmost birdwing butterfly as it stretches its range well into China.
An awesome tropical garden, which is full of wonderful butterflies and exotic critters
An awesome tropical garden, which is full of wonderful butterflies and exotic critters.
Garden of the park is quite nice to walk around
Garden of the park is quite nice to walk around.
We wandered inside the park's enclosure and enjoyed looking at the large variety of butterflies
We wandered inside the park's enclosure and enjoyed looking at the large variety of butterflies.
Park is an awesome place with a million of butterflies flying freely among the visitors
Park is an awesome place with a million of butterflies flying freely among the visitors.
We have never seen before so many varieties of butterflies in one place
We have never seen before so many varieties of butterflies in one place.
Rajah Brooke's Birdwing “Trogonoptera brookiana” is the national butterfly of Malaysia
Rajah Brooke's Birdwing “Trogonoptera brookiana” is the national butterfly of Malaysia.
Variety of butterflies available for you depends on the season of the year
Variety of butterflies available for you depends on the season of the year.
Artificial lake with lots of karp koi fish adds beauty to the park
Artificial lake with lots of karp koi fish adds beauty to the park.
I have never been in a butterfly zoo before
I have never been in a butterfly zoo before.
Young tourists are waiting for the butterflies arrival
Young tourists are waiting for the butterflies arrival.
This park is full of butterflies flying freely
This park is full of butterflies flying freely.
Butterflies are the key indicators of environmental health, so they can save us from ecological disaster
Butterflies are the key indicators of environmental health, so they can save us from ecological disaster.
Butterfly park is a nice place to spend a little time watching the butterflies flap around
Butterfly park is a nice place to spend a little time watching the butterflies flap around.
Butterfly park is an educational, interesting and great place for the kids
Butterfly park is an educational, interesting and great place for the kids.
Thousands of butterflies will fly all around you in the park
Thousands of butterflies will fly all around you in the park.
Be prepared to wait and watch quietly, which can be a problem if there are many people around
Be prepared to wait and watch quietly, which can be a problem if there are many people around.
A clever way of feeding butterflies had been developed in the park
A clever way of feeding butterflies had been developed in the park.
It is a piece of paradise because you can relax here and just listen to the soothing sound of water
It is a piece of paradise because you can relax here and just listen to the soothing sound of water.
Nepenthes in the hanging pot
Nepenthes in the hanging pot.
Park isn't really huge, yet you can spend many hours inside doing hundreds of close-ups
Park isn't really huge, yet you can spend many hours inside doing hundreds of close-ups.
Park is designed in such a way that you will constantly find new species of butterfly at every turn
Park is designed in such a way that you will constantly find new species of butterfly at every turn.
Park is beautifully designed and is an absorbing couple of hours
Park is beautifully designed and is an absorbing couple of hours.
I like to wander through the small but intricate walkways of this beautiful butterfly park
I like to wander through the small but intricate walkways of this beautiful butterfly park.
Lots of bright coloured fluttering butterflies are living in the park
Lots of bright coloured fluttering butterflies are living in the park.
Golden Birdwing “Troides aeacus”
Golden Birdwing “Troides aeacus”.
Thousands of butterflies of all shapes and colours dancing around us, it was magical
Thousands of butterflies of all shapes and colours dancing around us, it was magical.
Butterflies from tiny to huge enjoy their lives in such a tropical enclosure
Butterflies from tiny to huge enjoy their lives in such a tropical enclosure.
Common Rose “Pachliopta aristolochiae” is a swallowtail butterfly belonging to the Pachliopta genus, the Roses
Common Rose “Pachliopta aristolochiae” is a swallowtail butterfly belonging to the Pachliopta genus, the Roses.
Small man-made waterfall in the park
Small man-made waterfall in the park.
Park isn't big but they pack a lot in - many beautiful butterflies and other animals
Park isn't big but they pack a lot in - many beautiful butterflies and other animals.
Red hibiscus flowers had been put here for the butterflies
Red hibiscus flowers had been put here for the butterflies.
I could say that KL Butterfly Park is very picturesque and nicely done
I could say that KL Butterfly Park is very picturesque and nicely done.
Butterfly park has a net above it so no breeze inside
Butterfly park has a net above it so no breeze inside.
A trip to KL Butterfly Park has to be combined with KL Bird Park which is in a close proximity
A trip to KL Butterfly Park has to be combined with KL Bird Park which is in a close proximity.
You can find here frogs and toads
You can find here frogs and toads.
Turtle in the aquarium has to have more space, if i am not mistaken
Turtle in the aquarium has to have more space, if i am not mistaken.
Small water fountain keeps humid atmosphere inside the enclosure
Small water fountain keeps humid atmosphere inside the enclosure.
It is very humid in the park so it might be advisable to take some water with you to drink
It is very humid in the park so it might be advisable to take some water with you to drink.
Little waterfalls and plenty of greenery made it a cool place to visit
Little waterfalls and plenty of greenery made it a cool place to visit.
It's easy to spend many hours in KL Butterfly Park because the butterflies are fabulous
It's easy to spend many hours in KL Butterfly Park because the butterflies are fabulous.
We have spent a few hours wandering around here
We have spent a few hours wandering around here.
Tourists are watching butterflies around their feet
Tourists are watching butterflies around their feet.
Wooden table and benches add to the beauty of the park
Wooden table and benches add to the beauty of the park.
Employees spray red hibiscus flowers with a solution made of 90% water and 10% honey
Employees spray red hibiscus flowers with a solution made of 90% water and 10% honey.
This stairway leads to the educational display at the end of the zoo
This stairway leads to the educational display at the end of the zoo.
Butterflies land on these honeyed hibiscus flowers and feed on them
Butterflies land on these honeyed hibiscus flowers and feed on them.
There are many kinds of leaf-shaped grasshoppers, tarantulas and beetles
There are many kinds of leaf-shaped grasshoppers, tarantulas and beetles.
Some of the beetles that can be found in the museum are amazing!
Some of the beetles that can be found in the museum are amazing!
Phasmatodea species: Baculum nematodes, Heteropteryx dilatata and Diesbachia tamyris
Phasmatodea species: Baculum nematodes, Heteropteryx dilatata and Diesbachia tamyris.
There is an exhibit that contains beetles and the museum that gives you some information about insects
There is an exhibit that contains beetles and the museum that gives you some information about insects.
It was hard to find some of the insects in their own terrarium because they were well-camouflaged
It was hard to find some of the insects in their own terrarium because they were well-camouflaged.
Wide range of insects will give you a good learning experience by seeing them
Wide range of insects will give you a good learning experience by seeing them.
Atlas beetle “Chalcosoma atlas” is a species of beetle belonging to the Scarabaeidae family
Atlas beetle “Chalcosoma atlas” is a species of beetle belonging to the Scarabaeidae family.
Long-horned grasshoppers
Long-horned grasshoppers.
Long-horned grasshoppers like “Macrolyristes corporalis” are also presented here
Long-horned grasshoppers like “Macrolyristes corporalis” are also presented here.
Vivarium “Moving leaf” contains long-horned grasshoppers “Macrolyristes corporalis”
Vivarium “Moving leaf” contains long-horned grasshoppers “Macrolyristes corporalis”.
Rich diversity of insects
Rich diversity of insects.
Cool down at the air-conditioned section with lots of live stick-insects, spiders and beetles
Cool down at the air-conditioned section with lots of live stick-insects, spiders and beetles.
Vivariums of the museum contain Malaysian beetles
Vivariums of the museum contain Malaysian beetles.
Huge and awesome live beetle
Huge and awesome live beetle.
Brown tarantula, Giant bird spider and Malaysian bird spider
Brown tarantula, Giant bird spider and Malaysian bird spider.
Morpho rhetenor, Morpho deidamia and other Morpho butterflies
Morpho rhetenor, Morpho deidamia and other Morpho butterflies.
You may find Atlas moth on this stand which presents giant moths
You may find Atlas moth on this stand which presents giant moths.
Artificial larvae of the Mottled Emigrant and the Common Rose
Artificial larvae of the Mottled Emigrant and the Common Rose.
Artificial butterfly eggs
Artificial butterfly eggs.
Zanna terminalis, Fulgora candelaria and Gaeana festiva
Zanna terminalis, Fulgora candelaria and Gaeana festiva.
Batocera wallacei, Batocera rubus and Batocera hercules
Batocera wallacei, Batocera rubus and Batocera hercules.
Nightmare-inducing scorpions
Nightmare-inducing scorpions.
Malayan scorpions
Malayan scorpions.
Giant tropical millipedes
Giant tropical millipedes.
Long-nosed horned frogs “Megophrys nasuta”
Long-nosed horned frogs “Megophrys nasuta”.
Odontolabis, Chiasognathus and Cyclommatus beetles
Odontolabis, Chiasognathus and Cyclommatus beetles.
Xylotrupes gideon, Eupatorus gracilicornis and Chalcosoma caucasus beetles
Xylotrupes gideon, Eupatorus gracilicornis and Chalcosoma caucasus beetles.
Two black and huge malayan scorpions
Two black and huge malayan scorpions.
Tacua speciosa, Tosena sibylla and Cicadidae sp.
Tacua speciosa, Tosena sibylla and Cicadidae sp..
Trogonoptera brookiana, Troides amphrysus and Troides aeacus
Trogonoptera brookiana, Troides amphrysus and Troides aeacus.
Yellow Glassy Tiger “Parantica aspasia” and Euploea phaenareta
Yellow Glassy Tiger “Parantica aspasia” and Euploea phaenareta.
Moths like butterflies: Milkweed butterflies and Swallowtail butterflies
Moths like butterflies: Milkweed butterflies and Swallowtail butterflies.
Attacus atlas species
Attacus atlas species.
Blue Begum “Prothoe franck”, Dichorragia nesmachus and Clipper “Parthenos sylvia”
Blue Begum “Prothoe franck”, Dichorragia nesmachus and Clipper “Parthenos sylvia”.
Jungle Glory “Thaumantis diores” and Orange Oakleaf or Dead Leaf “Kallima inachus”
Jungle Glory “Thaumantis diores” and Orange Oakleaf or Dead Leaf “Kallima inachus”.
Morpho butterflies
Morpho butterflies.
Male and female species of Argema maenas
Male and female species of Argema maenas.
Troides butterflies from South East Asia
Troides butterflies from South East Asia.
Paradise Birdwing “Ornithoptera paradisea” and Tithonus Birdwing “Ornithoptera tithonus”
Paradise Birdwing “Ornithoptera paradisea” and Tithonus Birdwing “Ornithoptera tithonus”.
Cerambycidae species and Harlequin beetle “Acrocinus longimanus”
Cerambycidae species and Harlequin beetle “Acrocinus longimanus”.
Megasoma is a rhinoceros beetle genus: M. actaeon, M. elephas and M. mars
Megasoma is a rhinoceros beetle genus: M. actaeon, M. elephas and M. mars.
Sizes of the Megasoma beetles can be compared here with the palm of my 14 years old son
Sizes of the Megasoma beetles can be compared here with the palm of my 14 years old son.
Goliath beetles: Goliathus regius, Goliathus goliatus and Goliathus kolbei
Goliath beetles: Goliathus regius, Goliathus goliatus and Goliathus kolbei.
Longhorn beetles “Cerambycidae” also known as longicorns have extremely long antennae
Longhorn beetles “Cerambycidae” also known as longicorns have extremely long antennae.
Asiatic rhinoceros beetle or coconut rhinoceros beetle “Oryctes rhinoceros” and Trichogomphus martabani
Asiatic rhinoceros beetle or coconut rhinoceros beetle “Oryctes rhinoceros” and Trichogomphus martabani.
Dung beetles, Ground beetles and water insects
Dung beetles, Ground beetles and water insects.
Megaloxantha bicolor and Megaloxantha purpurascens
Megaloxantha bicolor and Megaloxantha purpurascens.
Fruhstorferi sexmaculata, Agestrata luzonica and Lepidiota bimaculata
Fruhstorferi sexmaculata, Agestrata luzonica and Lepidiota bimaculata.
Museum's panorama “The butterflies of Malaysia”
Museum's panorama “The butterflies of Malaysia”.
Macrolyristes corporalis and other Tettigoniidae species
Macrolyristes corporalis and other Tettigoniidae species.
Sanaa intermedia and Onomarchus cretaceous
Sanaa intermedia and Onomarchus cretaceous.
Leaf insects: Phyllium pulchrifolium and Phyllium siccifolium
Leaf insects: Phyllium pulchrifolium and Phyllium siccifolium.
Blattidae cockroaches, Panesthia and Gryllotalpidae “Mole cricket” species
Blattidae cockroaches, Panesthia and Gryllotalpidae “Mole cricket” species.
Prisomeridae species “Stick bugs”
Prisomeridae species “Stick bugs”.
Kallima paralekta and Doleschallia bisaltide
Kallima paralekta and Doleschallia bisaltide.
Deroplatys truncata, Deroplatys desiccata and other Deroplatys species
Deroplatys truncata, Deroplatys desiccata and other Deroplatys species.
Beetles: Megopis gigantea, Rhaphipodus hopei and Porystheres walkeri
Beetles: Megopis gigantea, Rhaphipodus hopei and Porystheres walkeri.
Malaysian and Indonesian beetles of Pachyteria and Anoplophora species
Malaysian and Indonesian beetles of Pachyteria and Anoplophora species.
You can buy framed dried butterflies in the souvenir shop
You can buy framed dried butterflies in the souvenir shop.
Sale of framed colourful butterflies in the souvenir shop
Sale of framed colourful butterflies in the souvenir shop.
Souvenirs with butterflies and scorpions inside
Souvenirs with butterflies and scorpions inside.
Souvenirs with butterflies which are inside the pyramids made from transparent glass
Souvenirs with butterflies which are inside the pyramids made from transparent glass .
Dried beetles “Chalcosoma caucasus” and tropical scorpions for sale
Dried beetles “Chalcosoma caucasus” and tropical scorpions for sale.
Framed dried beetles for sale in the souvenir shop
Framed dried beetles for sale in the souvenir shop.
We are on the street which is located very close to KL Butterfly Park
We are on the street which is located very close to KL Butterfly Park.
This muslim temple is located very close to KL Butterfly Park
This muslim temple is located very close to KL Butterfly Park.
Police Headquarters “Ibu Pejabat Polis Bukit Aman”
Police Headquarters “Ibu Pejabat Polis Bukit Aman”.