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Kuang Si Butterfly Park

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The forests around Kuang Si Waterfall have always attracted a large number of butterflies. Now the Kuang Si Butterfly Park gives both local and foreign visitors an opportunity to view them up close and provides another attraction to see while you’re already visiting the falls and the bear sanctuary.





After more than a year of work, this family-friendly attraction was opened in January 2014 by Dutch couple Ineke and Olaf. It’s located 300 metres down the road from the front gate and parking lot of Kuang Si waterfall. You can’t miss the enthusiastic display of flags and signs pointing to it.

Oh so pretty. Photo taken in or around Kuang Si Butterfly Park, Luang Prabang, Laos by Cindy Fan.

Oh so pretty. Photo: Cindy Fan

The admission is 30,000 kip for adults, 15,000 kip for children and it includes an optional 15-minute tour to learn about butterflies and the local flora. “How long do butterflies live?” “Why are they so colourful?” and “Why is the water at Kuang Si blue-green?” are some of the questions you can have answered.

From the entrance, follow the path through the well-designed, pretty gardens and pause to admire the streams. Eventually you will reach a netted garden full of interesting, beautiful butterflies. Various feeder stations have been set up where the fluttery insects flock and allow for a close-up. A fun au naturel “fish spa” has also been set up. Dip your piggies and let fishies nip at your skin.

Great for practising your photography. Photo taken in or around Kuang Si Butterfly Park, Luang Prabang, Laos by Cindy Fan.

Great for practising your photography. Photo: Cindy Fan

In Laos, the concept of conservation and preservation is in its infancy and new endeavours such as this one are admirable because they educate on the importance of preserving and studying nature. As demonstrated by the sad stories at the Free the Bears sanctuary, respect for wildlife is a work ... please log in to read the rest of this story.


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Kuang Si Butterfly Park
300 metres before entrance to Kuang Si Waterfalls, 29km from Luang Prabang
Mo–Su: 10:00–16:30
T: (020) 9823 7466 
Admission: 30,000 adults, 15,000 children

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