Butterflies are some of nature’s most fascinating, intriguing, and colorful creatures, and the best place to see them in Indonesia is the Bali Butterfly Park.
At this lush and exceptionally well-manicured enclosure, visitors can walk through a netted area to see 15 different butterfly species in all phases of metamorphoses. It’s an educational visit for children—since the park staff discusses the transformation from caterpillar to cocoon to wings—and you hear about the efforts that are being made to preserve and research the butterflies. Since there are literally hundreds released every day, there’s a magical feel to strolling through gardens that flit and twinkle with color. You’ll also find spiders, scorpions, and beetles displayed inside of glass cases, and the Bali Butterfly Park is a convenient stop when traveling to the island’s north side.
Insider Tip: If possible, try to visit in either early morning or late afternoon when the butterflies are most active.
The Bali Butterfly Park is located 18 miles, or 45 minutes, north of Denpasar, and 20 miles, or just over an hour, from the city of Ubud.