Revisiting My Childhood at the KL Butterfly Park (Part 1)
I go full-on tourist once again as I visit the Butterfly Park in Kuala Lumpur. It’s kinda like the Bird Park but with 5,000-6,000 fluttery butterflies instead of a couple thousand feathery birds. I collected insects as a boy in Canada (butterflies, moths, beetles, dragonflies, ants, bees, wasps, etc), and I’ve been fascinated by them ever since. So when a Butterfly Park is located just a short walk from my hostel in Malaysia, I had to check it out. The blurb says that at 80,000 square feet, it is the largest butterfly garden in the world. I have no reason to doubt that. It was certainly big enough for me. And when you combine the thousands of butterflies in a natural environment with the excellent education center containing hundreds more mounted and live specimens of insects, snakes, and spiders it is well worth the ticket price. A backpacker traveller might decide to give the Butterfly Park a miss and leave it to the tour buses, but if you have the time, a visit to the Butterfly Park would be a pleasant experience, especially if you combine it with a trip to one of the many nearby attractions in the Lake Gardens district.