Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park, one of the largest butterfly gardens in the world, is home to more than 6,000 species. Its tropical rain forest setting provides a tranquil escape from the bustle of Kuala Lumpur and offers an engaging and educational experience for kids and adults alike.
The majority of tours combine a visit to Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park with a stop at Kuala Lumpur Bird Park and Orchid Garden, both of which are within a few minutes’ walk of the reserve in the city’s Lake Gardens. Ideal for nature lovers, these tours transport you to a natural haven right in the center of Malaysia’s metropolitan capital. Visits to the butterfly park generally last around 45 minutes to an hour, giving you plenty of time to tick off other attractions in the same day. The butterfly reserve is also home to an insect museum, which exhibits Malaysia’s giant spider and centipede species.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Butterflies are most active during sunshine and tend to hide in the rain.
- The park is a must-do for nature lovers and families.
- Combine your visit to the butterfly park with a stop at the nearby National Mosque.
How to Get There
Take a local bus or taxi to Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park, or visit as part of a sightseeing tour in order to avoid the hassle of navigating an unfamiliar city on your own.
When to Get There
Due to the grand scale of the Lake Gardens, crowds are generally quite evenly dispersed throughout each park, making the butterfly garden accessible during any time of day.
Other Animals at Home in the Garden
Keep your eyes peeled for the butterfly park’s other inhabitants, which include Japanese koi carp—which you can feed with food purchased at the entrance counter—and freshwater turtles.