Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park
Over 80,000 square feet of landscaped garden filled with more than 5,000 live butterflies from more than 120 species, the Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park is the largest butterfly garden in the world.
Butterflies dance freely in the beautiful garden of Kuala Lumpur Buttefly Park that is filled with a plethora of lush greenery and colourful flowers. Other attractions here are Japanese koi fish, turtles, live insects and a museum. It also houses an exhibition area with information on butterflies and other insects, and a souvenir store for tourists.
The park is located in the area of the Perdana Botanical Garden, which is easily accessible from the city centre. It is about 60 kilometres from Kuala Lumpur International Airport and 4 kilometres from the transportation hub, KL Sentral.
Opening Days and Hours
The park is open daily from 09:00 to 18:00.
Entry Fee and Bookings
- Adults: RM 11 (USD 2.67) for Malaysians and RM 22 (USD 5.35) for foreigners
- Children 2 to 11 years old: RM 6 (USD 1.46) for Malaysians and RM 11 (USD 2.67) for foreigners
- Children below 2 years old: Free
- Family package for Malaysian citizens (2 Adults + 3 Children): RM 34 (USD 8.26)
- To bring in a video camera, you will be charged RM 4 (USD 0.97) and tripods are not allowed in the park.
How to Get There
The park is accessible by bus, rail, and cars. If you are taking the bus, hop on the RapidKL B101 or B102 bus and alight at the Dayabumi complex, then walk for 12 minutes to the park. By rail, you can either get on the KTM Komuter and disembark at the Kuala Lumpur station then walk for 13 minutes, or the LRT Kelana Jaya Line and alight at the Pasar Seni station before walking for 18 minutes to the park. The most convenient way though, is by taxi or Uber, which will take you directly to the main entrance of the butterfly park.
The park is suitable for travelers of all ages, especially for nature enthusiasts, insect lovers, and families with kids.
Time to Spend
Visitors are recommended to spend about an hour in the park.
There is no food available in the park. However, visitors may find many good places to eat at nearby areas like Hornbill Restaurant & Café at the Bird Park, food stalls at Petaling Street (China Town) and Little India.
- Perdana Botanical Gardens – where the park is located in
- Kuala Lumpur Bird Park, Orchid and Hibiscus Gardens – located in the Perdana Botanical Gardens
- National Monument – 10 minute walk
- National Mosque – 12 minute walk
- Islamic Arts Museum – 10 minute walk
- Central Market – 17 minute walk
- Petaling Street (China Town) – 19 minute walk
Visitors can easily find accommodation in the city of Kuala Lumpur, ranging from budget hostels, mid-range accommodation, to luxury hotels.
Good to Know
Do not go to the park when it is raining because chances are, you will not see any butterflies and it is difficult to find shelter. Going in the early morning may give you the opportunity to see many butterflies feeding on various hibiscus flowers or fruit trays.