Bali Butterfly Park
Sanctuary of various butterflies’ specimen
Bali Butterfly Park, also known as Taman Kupu-Kupu Bali, is a butterfly and insect conservation site located in Wanasari, Tabanan, Bali. The park's 1-hectare grounds house a diverse collection of specimens, half of which is dedicated to butterfly conservation and the other half to tropical flower gardens.
Hundreds of butterflies from the 15 recognized species that flourish in Indonesia play in the enclosures, providing an amazing and instructive tour for families visiting the park. Through the wide and informative displays, you may also see a variety of other insect species and arachnids. The park is located 30 kilometers northwest of Denpasar, Bali's capital.
Highlights of the Bali Butterfly Park
The park houses a diverse collection of animals from across the Indonesian archipelago. The opportunity for children to observe the numerous stages of the metamorphoses of different species – from egg, larvae, and pupae, to cocoon and huge life-size butterflies – is an exciting and instructive element of the visit.
You'll get up close and personal with a range of colorful and endangered specimens. The common birdwing (Troides helena), the Bali peacock (Papilio peranthus), and the majestic paradise birdwing (Troides helena) are among them (Ornithoptera paradisea). In glass cases, strange-looking stick insects, leaf insects, scorpions, big hairy spiders, and numerous beetles are on show.
The Bali Butterfly Park is an ex-situ conservation site that houses a number of endangered species in its collection. It also functions as a research center for academics and scholars from throughout the world.
Taman Kupu Kupu Bali was founded in 1993 as a result of the International Butterfly Conference held in Makassar, South Sulawesi that year, with the goal of promoting Indonesia's diverse insect world in order to raise environmental consciousness.
The park is perfectly located at a high enough altitude for tropical insects to breed and thrive. The Tabanan regency's Sandan Lebah sub-village is located near some of the island's most notable natural features, including the picturesque Jatiluwih rice terraces, the Penatahan hot springs, and Mount Batukaru.
We recommend visiting early, preferably before 10 a.m., to see and appreciate the scene of numerous fluttering live specimens within the enclosed flower garden compounds, when the butterflies are at their most active, flitting from blossom to flower and siphoning off fresh dew and nectar.