Kuang Si Butterfly Park
Situated 300m before the entry of Kuang Si Waterfall. Kuang Si Butterfly Park is a project that was initiated in January 2014 from 2 Dutch passionate people from Holland. The mission is to create a research centre studying and publishing about Laos butterflies, host plants and preservation because of environmental issues in Laos.
Open daily 10:30am – 16:30pm (Close on Teusday) Best visit around launch time!
Tickets: 40.000k/person (Entrance fee only)
65.000k/person (Entrance fee & Lunch)
Tuk tuks and vans for sharing is about 50.000 to 60.000 kip and private is about 250.000 kip, regularly make the 30km trip to the Kuang Si Butterfly Prak (You can go the same car to the waterfall); more adventurous (and fit) visitors may want to cycle there (there are a couple of steep hills en route). For cycling takes about 2 hours and renting a bicycle is about 20.000 kip/day.
The center is looking for entomologists and botanists to help and develop the center. The Butterfly Park is open for schools to raise awareness about the beautiful and vulnerable nature in Laos, will provide them with learning materials to educate and understand the importance to preserve their beautiful nature for their health, happiness and financial security in the future.
The Butterfly Park wants to create funding as well for local schools. So those children can come to learn about their local nature.
Although the center is still in its (promising) beginning, it still has a lot to do, according to two Dutch who initiate the project.
A nice little café on the pound can finish the visit, for having a good coffee, delicious baguette in a beautiful surrounding.
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Pak Ou Cave (Tham Ting)
Known by tourists as Pak Ou Caves due to its proximity to Pak Ou village, there are actually two separate caverns at this location, which is locally known as Tham Ting.