Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park Travel Guide

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Orange Dryas Iulia Butterfly at Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park
Orange Dryas Iulia Butterfly at Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park

Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park, or Butterfly Park KL in short, is a butterfly garden that is home to many local butterfly species.

It is an attraction you need to put on your itinerary if you are traveling to Kuala Lumpur with kids.

It is located in the Lake Gardens area where you can find other popular tourist attractions like KL Bird Park, Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, and National Mosque.

In the park, there are more than 6,000 colorful butterflies across 120 species, together with different types of plants and ferns.

The park tries to imitate the tropical forests, which is the natural habitat of its butterflies, as much as possible. Even the net used to keep the butterflies inside the park has a height that provides sufficient flight area for these beautiful creatures to fly around.

After entering the park, you can take a stroll along the pathways provided. You will find containers fruits or flower petals that were sprayed with honey and water. Butterflies love them! Thus, if you want to take some close-up photos of them, look for these spots.

Butterflies Enjoying Flower Petals Sprayed with Honey and Water
Butterflies Enjoying Flower Petals Sprayed with Honey and Water

Some butterflies will be resting on plants, striking their best poses for your camera. One or two of them might even land on you to take a rest if you are lucky and look gentle enough.

Attraction Type

Nature

Name in Local Language

Malay: Taman Rama Rama Kuala Lumpur
Mandarin: 吉隆坡蝴蝶公园 (jílóngpō húdié gōngyuán)

Key Attractions

Walking in the park gives you a calming sensation. If you like butterflies, seeing them flying around, and occasionally landing on you will put a smile on your face.

Other than that, be sure to take a lot of photos while you are here!

Landscaped Garden

Similar to KL Bird Park, this butterfly park in Kuala Lumpur has a beautiful landscape.

One of the Gazebos at Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park
One of the Gazebos at Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park

Across the 80,000 square feet covered by the park, tropical plants, butterfly host plants and ferns are aplenty. You can also find a pond teeming with Japanese koi and tortoises. All these work together to resemble the natural habitat of butterflies to make them comfortable living here.

The park provides gazebos and benches for those who want to take a short breather too.

Exhibition Area

Exhibition Area of Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park
Exhibition Area of Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park

The park has an exhibition area showcasing other living insects such as man-faced stink bugs, praying mantis, dragonflies, reptiles and many others.

Besides, there is also a nursery and breeding area displaying the metamorphosis process that every butterfly has to go through. Over here, you can see for yourself how a caterpillar turns into a butterfly.

On the wall next to the entrance of the air-conditioned exhibition area, there is even a board with live pupas hanging on it. Luck is on your side if you get to witness a butterfly emerge from its cocoon.

Live Pupa on Display at Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park
Live Pupa on Display at Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park

There is also an air-conditioned exhibition area where you get to see preserved butterflies, beetles, and other insects across a variety of species.

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Getting There and Around

The most convenient way to reach Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park is by car. If you are not driving, you can get a ride from one of the riding-hailing services or a taxi.

If you are already in the Lake Gardens area, you can always consider getting to the butterfly park on foot.

By Ride-hailing Services

Registering an account with GRAB or Uber after clicking on the links below gives you and kuaby RM10 worth of free rides.

GRAB, and Uber are the preferred ride-hailing services in Kuala Lumpur. You can use them to travel from the city center or anywhere in the Klang Valley to Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park.

If you have never used either of these services, here are the steps to register an account:

GRAB

  1. Click on this link to register a GRAB account.
  2. Download GRAB to your mobile phone from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.
  3. Open the app and follow the steps to sign in.
  4. Select your pickup spot.
  5. Search for “KUALA LUMPUR BUTTERFLY PARK” and use it as your drop-off spot.
  6. Click on “Book” and a driver will be on his or her way.

Uber

  1. Click on this link to register an Uber account.
  2. Download Uber to your mobile phone from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.
  3. Open the app and follow the steps to sign in.
  4. Tap on the ‘Where to?’ field.
  5. Set your pickup location by either searching for it or by moving the pin on the map.
  6. Tap on the ‘Where to?’ field.
  7. Search for ‘Butterfly Park KL’.
  8. Tap on ‘Butterfly Park KL’ located at Perdana Botanical Gardens in Kuala Lumpur to set it as your destination.
  9. Tap on ‘uberX’, followed by ‘REQUEST UBERX’, and a driver will be on his or her way.

Taking a ride around the city center using either of these services will cost around RM5 to RM20, depending on distance and traffic conditions. These apps will show you the approximate fare before you confirm your request.

By Taxi

Most taxi drivers in the city center will know the directions to Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park. They will drop you off right at its entrance.

It is a well-publicized fact that taxi drivers in Kuala Lumpur may sometimes quote exorbitant fares for travelers, citing poor traffic conditions, the long distance, rain or other excuses. Insist on paying according to the meter or at least a reasonable fixed fare.

Use a ride-hailing service if you cannot find a taxi driver who is willing to cooperate.

The following is a list of estimated taxi fares from key attractions around Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park:

  • Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) to Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park: RM79 to RM117
  • KL Sentral to Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park: RM12 to RM17
  • PETRONAS Twin Towers to Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park: RM14 to RM19
  • Bukit Bintang to Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park: RM12 to RM17
  • KL Tower to Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park: RM13 to RM18
  • Mid Valley Megamall to Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park: RM15 to RM21
  • Batu Caves to Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park: RM23 to RM33

The estimated fares above are for budget taxis, and the final amount may vary due to traffic conditions. Also, the estimated fares above do not include the 50% midnight surcharge.

You can find taxis waiting beside the entrance to the butterfly park. These taxi drivers tend to quote a fixed price that is slightly higher than the metered rate.

You can choose to bargain before hopping onto one of them. Else, you can hail a taxi outside the park’s compound, use a ride-hailing app, or walk to your next attraction within the Lake Gardens area.

By Foot

You can walk to Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park from nearby attractions within the Lake Gardens area.

These attractions include Hibiscus Park, Orchid Garden, KL Bird Park, National Mosque, and Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia. There are plenty of signs around the area to guide you towards the right direction.

Since the Lake Gardens area is a little hilly, walking can get a little uncomfortable. Besides, you also have the hot and humid Kuala Lumpur weather to worry about.

Things to Note

  • Tripods are not allowed in the park.
  • Do not bring any butterfly, plant or flower out from the park.
  • Be gentle with your movements to avoid accidentally hurting the butterflies.
  • Some butterflies may congregate on the walkway beside water puddles. Watch out for them.
  • Some parts of the walkway may be slippery, especially after it rains. Watch your steps.
  • The park is not disabled-friendly.

Opening Hours

Opens daily, from 9:00am to 6:00pm.

Admission Fees

Adult without MyKad: RM25
Child without MyKid: RM14

Adult with MyKad: RM12
Child with MyKid: RM7
Family of Malaysian Citizens with up to 2 Adults and 3 Children: RM38

There is also an additional RM5 charge for each video camera that you wish to bring into the park.

Facilities

  • Toilets

Parking

There are two parking areas. One of them is beside the entrance to the butterfly park, and the other is right across the road.

You can use either of these parking areas for free.

Contact Information

Website
http://www.klbutterflypark.com/

Phone Number
+60 (3) 2693 4799
+60 (3) 2693 4907

Fax Number
+60 (3) 2693 7066

Email Address
[email protected]

Address
Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park,
Jalan Cenderasari,
Taman Botani Perdana,
50480 Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia.

GPS Coordinates

3.1457332, 101.6867173

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Wayne fell in love with traveling and every aspect of it when he traveled to Singapore in 2013. He is a newbie when it comes to traveling and he loves chatting with other travelers to learn from their experiences. Are you a traveler? Let's connect!

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