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Kipandi Butterfly Farm

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A small jungle experience with a gruesome-insects museum.

The butterfly park is a interesting stop on the road from Penampang to Tambunan. The Sabah... read more

Reviewed 3 February 2017
Divonne-les-Bains, France
Not many butterflys but very interesting orchids

It is a pleasant about 1 hour drive from Kota Kinabalu into some beautiful mountain ranges. When we... read more

Reviewed 6 December 2016
Langkawi, Malaysia
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good54%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
10 Oct 2017
“Closed, website offline”
26 Aug 2017
“This is not a butterfly farm”
KM36, Jalan Penampang, Tambunan, Malaysia
+60 13-873 9092
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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Tried the park on a Monday, Tuesday, and a Wednesday - Google Maps listing is incorrect as of Oct 2017, and the website is offline. Seems closed for the season....

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank jasonwA2393UN
Reviewed 26 August 2017

This was a place that I have been wanting to visit as I enjoy shooting macro photography. After reading the reviews, I was not too sure if this is a butterfly farm per se. Anyway, we did make a trip there. At the gate, I...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Steven_Teo
Reviewed 3 February 2017

The butterfly park is a interesting stop on the road from Penampang to Tambunan. The Sabah authorities seem to make an effort in lining this road with tourist attractions. Further towards Tanbunan is a Rafflesia center and a Botanical garden is under construction. The butterfly...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Anne-and-Klaus
Reviewed 6 December 2016

It is a pleasant about 1 hour drive from Kota Kinabalu into some beautiful mountain ranges. When we got to the gate we were informed, that unfortunately due to recent weather conditions there was very few butterflies. We received a reduced price. I went with...More

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank naturelover222
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Took almost 1 hour drive from Kota Kinabalu. Visit here in August and it is not the good time of the year to see butterflies. According to the staff here, the perfect time os in January to April, before noon. Anyway, we paid RM10/pax to...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank n00raishahs
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Spent about 90mins here. Was rm10 to get in and kids were free. There is a nice room of all the insects that probably at one time been in the park. Hard to imagine all the different kinds of bugs you can see. Nice short...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank hedger9uk
Reviewed 27 December 2015

I rented a car in Kota Kinabalu and stopped here on a drive across the Crocker Range to Tambunan. The scenery en route is spectacular, and the butterfly farm was worth a visit. There were quite a few butterflies around (in late December,) but unfortunately...More

Date of experience: December 2015
1  Thank DNR
Reviewed 24 January 2014

Just came back from a flora trip to Sabah which includes a trip to the Kipandi Park. Entrance fee was RM10 for Malaysians. This park was originally started by an entomologist, Dr Steven Chew as a conservation project with Sabah Wildlife Department to breed endangered...More

Date of experience: January 2014
7  Thank pinkgiraffe
Reviewed 9 June 2013

Not many butterfly's or variety, whole place looked rather sad,the only saving was the display of Wild Orchids.

Date of experience: May 2013
1  Thank Michael-Barry
Reviewed 24 May 2013

We went to Kipandi butteryfly farm on other Trip Advisor's recommendations and so glad we did. It is not on too many tour itineraries but perhaps with demand it might get there because it is worth it. We negotiated a fare with one of the...More

Date of experience: May 2013
3  Thank paulsa60
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