Banteay Srey Butterfly Centre

Banteay Srey Butterfly Centre

Banteay Srey Butterfly Centre
4.5
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
About
Banteay Srey Butterfly Centre is a Butterfly Exhibit in the heart of Angkor, near Siem Reap, Cambodia. Founded in 2009 and one of the largest enclosed butterfly centres in Southeast Asia. BBC is featuring a live display of Cambodian butterflies. Revenue generated by tourist admissions provides support for local poverty alleviation and conservation projects.
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  • emmavp
    33 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unexpected delight!
    We hadn’t planned to visit the butterfly centre having been distinctly underwhelmed by such centres in the past. However, we were passing on the way back from the landmine museum and our tuc tuc driver offered us the opportunity to stop. So glad we did!! The garden is simply beautiful. We had a tour and our guide took the time to show us all different parts of the life cycle with excellent English and superb knowledge and enthusiasm. He even used a microscope feature on his phone to show us eggs and wing patterns. We highly recommend a visit!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written August 9, 2023
  • Serena P
    Ireland11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Recommended!
    Lovely little gem on the way to the Banteay Srey temple. Our guide described with passion and delight every butterfly species, and their life cycle. Truly recommended quick stop before or after the temple!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written August 29, 2023
  • Gary
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun and informative
    Our driver suggested that we may enjoy a trip to the butterfly centre whilst we were visiting temples in the area. This really proved to be a very worthwhile stop and the guide was really informative, knowledgeable and interesting. It may not be the first thing on your to do list whilst in Siem Reap but they are doing some great work and your $6 would really help. Would heavily recommend
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written September 9, 2023
  • KJA3
    437 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting center with a varying number of lovely butterflies in a lovely garden
    This is a small center where you can learn a lot about butterfly life cycles and the techniques being used to ensure their conservation. The small and very pleasant garden supports a number of different butterfly species, but whether (which) you see will depend on the season - I saw two gorgeous species. For me, stopping at the center (about 45", including the tour) was worth it.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written December 22, 2023
  • Beth L
    Aberdeen, United Kingdom89 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful butterflies
    The butterfly farm is worth a visit. Our guide Phem was very knowledgeable and the butterflies were beautiful in a natural setting. Our visit took about 30 mins and is a great stop off on the way back to Siem Reap from the ACCB animal sanctuary or walk at Kbal Spean. Well worth the $6 entrance fee.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written December 26, 2023
  • PoipuJim
    63 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Natures Delicate Beauties
    I've been to Siem Reap several times and just discovered this Butterfly Centre while returning from Angkor Wat. This is a lovely venue that gets high marks. It is a relatively small place but packed with interesting exhibits. You begin by strolling through a small garden area with plentiful butterflies that are unique to the region. Then you see how they collect butterfly eggs and breed the butterflies throughout the developmental process. If you are a nature lover, you will learn plenty. This place also has programs where they teach local students about butterflies. They also have programs where local individuals and families can become involved in their efforts. They even provide/sell butterfly eggs to individuals who want these lovely butterflies in their gardens. Everything about this Centre is impressive if you take the time and effort to absorb it all.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written January 11, 2024
  • liam o
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An Tranquil Island of Beauty
    We had as others have commented ‘templed-out’ and this island of beauty tempted us in. Noun Vichet showed us around, excellent English and a credit to Cambodia and BBC. The Butterflies exuded all their charm, and Noun explained their life cycle and the aim of the project. A must visit location. Good luck to this Enterprise and all that nurture and support it. Bravo. Debbie & Liam O’Hara
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written January 21, 2024
  • HMKaren
    Los Angeles, California1,348 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful butterflies and other neat stuff
    This little butterfly center had beautiful butterflies, but we also saw cool frogs and even a few neat insects (and I am not usually a fan of bugs). For $6 you get a guided tour that lasts about 30 minutes. They walk you through and show you caterpillars/butterflies in different stages of development. We learned a lot. And we say lovely butterflies flitting around on some beautiful flowers. I don't think we would have visited this one all on its own, but it was a nice stop on the way back to Siem Reap from Phnom Kulen National Park. We enjoyed it.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written February 11, 2024
  • Rhona C
    Leeds, United Kingdom486 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Butterflies
    Returning to Siem reap after visiting temples we decided to stop here and so glad we did. The young man who showed us around was very knowledgeable about the centre and his English was excellent. The butterflies were beautiful and the garden a pleasure to wander around. Well worth a visit
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written February 14, 2024
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Daniel B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Great place to visit, very nice... great vegan ice cream! Beautiful! The staff is very kind. I loved it! I want to come back
Written February 26, 2024
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Rhona C
Leeds, UK486 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Returning to Siem reap after visiting temples we decided to stop here and so glad we did.
The young man who showed us around was very knowledgeable about the centre and his English was excellent.
The butterflies were beautiful and the garden a pleasure to wander around.
Well worth a visit
Written February 14, 2024
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HMKaren
Los Angeles, CA1,348 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
This little butterfly center had beautiful butterflies, but we also saw cool frogs and even a few neat insects (and I am not usually a fan of bugs). For $6 you get a guided tour that lasts about 30 minutes. They walk you through and show you caterpillars/butterflies in different stages of development. We learned a lot. And we say lovely butterflies flitting around on some beautiful flowers.

I don't think we would have visited this one all on its own, but it was a nice stop on the way back to Siem Reap from Phnom Kulen National Park. We enjoyed it.
Written February 11, 2024
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liam o
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We had as others have commented ‘templed-out’ and this island of beauty tempted us in.

Noun Vichet showed us around, excellent English and a credit to Cambodia and BBC.

The Butterflies exuded all their charm, and Noun explained their life cycle and the aim of the project.

A must visit location.

Good luck to this Enterprise and all that nurture and support it.

Bravo.

Debbie & Liam O’Hara
Written January 22, 2024
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PoipuJim
63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
I've been to Siem Reap several times and just discovered this Butterfly Centre while returning from Angkor Wat. This is a lovely venue that gets high marks. It is a relatively small place but packed with interesting exhibits. You begin by strolling through a small garden area with plentiful butterflies that are unique to the region. Then you see how they collect butterfly eggs and breed the butterflies throughout the developmental process. If you are a nature lover, you will learn plenty. This place also has programs where they teach local students about butterflies. They also have programs where local individuals and families can become involved in their efforts. They even provide/sell butterfly eggs to individuals who want these lovely butterflies in their gardens. Everything about this Centre is impressive if you take the time and effort to absorb it all.
Written January 11, 2024
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Stephen B
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
A beautiful experience with a very knowledgeable guide. You learn all about the life cycle of the butterflies whilst being submerged in their environment. I would thoroughly recommend it
Written December 31, 2023
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Beth L
Aberdeen, UK89 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
The butterfly farm is worth a visit. Our guide Phem was very knowledgeable and the butterflies were beautiful in a natural setting. Our visit took about 30 mins and is a great stop off on the way back to Siem Reap from the ACCB animal sanctuary or walk at Kbal Spean. Well worth the $6 entrance fee.
Written December 26, 2023
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KJA3
Washington, DC437 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
This is a small center where you can learn a lot about butterfly life cycles and the techniques being used to ensure their conservation. The small and very pleasant garden supports a number of different butterfly species, but whether (which) you see will depend on the season - I saw two gorgeous species. For me, stopping at the center (about 45", including the tour) was worth it.
Written December 22, 2023
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zenozdudes
Sydney, Australia129 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
The Butterfly Centre was another highlight of a terrific day in the countryside to visit the Landmine Museum and Pink Temple. Staff give a guided tour of their netted garden and have cages at the back to show the stages of growth. The variety is colours is incredible. Tourist dollars are shared with the local community to alleviate poverty and other conservation projects. Well worth a visit.
Written November 2, 2023
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squam p
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We’re so glad we happened across this place. Breeding and releasing butterflies, teaching about lifecycles and ecology and providing employment for locals, they’re exceptional, and doing it on a shoestring. The very knowledgeable project manager Lux Phem showed us around, with the result that we stayed waaay longer than our Tuktuk driver wanted.
Written September 13, 2023
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