Thursday, June 3, 2010


If you are enthusiastic about insects and butterflies or plants, a good place to visit will be the Kipandi Butterfly Park which is located about 36 km from the Kota kinabalu City. It will take about 40-45 minutes drive via the Kota Kinabalu-Penampang-Tambunan mountain road. Visitors will enjoy the lush green forest scenic view of the Crocker Range and the cool mountain at the Park. The Kipandi Butterfly Park has three sections: The butterfly enclosure, a flora garden and the Insectarium. The park has their own Nature guide to help visitors to spot and name the various rare butterflies and plants.The display of the amazing insects collection especially the butterflies and beetles in the Insectarium. The butterfly garden - according to the guide, there are over 100 species of butterflies including the most rare and endemic mountains species around the park area.As it was raining, I did not see many butterflies and I was told by that they are normally not active on a rainy day.
I wanted to visit the Flora garden which is some distance away but gave up as the rain was quite heavy. I will revisit this park on another day to complete my tour.

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