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Thailand - Koh Samui - Butterfly Garden
The Butterfly Garden on Koh Samui is situated in the south eastern area of the island between Bang Kao Bay and Hua Thanon, close to Central Samui Village and the Buddha Footprint Monastery at 111 Moo 2 Thambon Maret
The Butterfly Garden is well laid out on a steep hillside overlooking the sea. The garden should only be tackled by those fit enough to climb steep paths and stairs. The entrance building (above) and restaurant is a modern building with car parking shared with other businesses over the road. Entrance includes The Butterfly Garden, Bee House and a complimentary glass of their signature drink at the Butterfly Terrace.
There are flowering shrubs, trees and bushes, that attract the butterflies, planted out under a netting enclosure. With water (created) features all the way through the garden areas.
The garden is signed throughout with the names of the butterflies in that area. There are also hatching cages with pupae and newly hatched butterflies.
Occasionally through the garden close to the pathways there are feeding stations for the free flying butterflies. The sweet pineapple at the feeding table attracts not only butterflies but the local snail population as well!
Near the top of the site there is an apiary display with three captive swarms (below) in various stages of development. The bees have exits to the outside world.
There are displays and a sales point for framed and mounted butterfly and moth specimens in a building at the very highest point of the butterfly garden. The photo (left) shows the pupae cases of the huge Atlas Moth.
One of the Table top displays shows the life cycle of the butterfly. (below) Butterfly eggs, Caterpillars, Pupae and Butterfly.
Big Buddha Statue and Monastery
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