Tour to a distant country is not such a big deal today. Many travel and tourism firms provide package tours to almost all countries you can think of. All you have to do, according to them, is to choose from the international tour package, pay the price and get ready for a comfortable journey.
But if you have traveled abroad, you know it is not as simple as it sounds. International travel is a rush. You only have a couple of days and a whole country to see. Each day will be crammed with maximum tourist spots. If you have paid for an international holiday package and traveled to a foreign country, you know what we are talking about.
Unfortunately, during such short visits, you are not able to learn about the culture and lifestyle of the people in the country. Worse still, you will miss out on some of the spectacular sights in the country just because they are not so famous.
The Butterfly Park in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is such a destination.
A park in the center of the tourist city
Kuala Lumpur is a famous tourist destination in Malaysia. International travelers enjoy a wonderful time in the cosmopolitan city. The travel packages to the land seldom miss out on a visit to the majestic Petronas Twin Towers, Sultan Abdul Samad Building, or the Batu caves. But even the best holiday packages to Malaysia sometimes ignore the Melaka Butterfly and Reptile Sanctuary.
Located adjacent to the Lake Gardens and the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park, the destination is arguably the most beautiful of all. As the name indicates, it is a place where you can find the butterfly population in Tour Activities. But the park also has an impressive collection of crawlers of various sizes and shapes.
Great care has been taken to leave no indigenous species of insects out. If you love to learn more about mother nature, this world of insects should not be missed on your tour package.
An Abode for the Butterflies
A landscape spanning over an area of 80,000 square feet, the garden is one of the largest among such parks in the world. It is a place where you can see almost 120 species of butterflies happily dancing around the flowers. You get a chance to take a close look at them drinking nectar, mating, and fluttering around.
It is estimated that there are more than 5000 butterflies in the park. Their vivid colors and curious life cycle will intrigue anyone. Some have bright tones and are eye candy to the observer. Others are less attractive with dull shades. Many others have adapted to their environment. The camouflage helps them to escape from predators unnoticed. Yet another group of butterflies has designs like big eyes to scare the hunters away.
You can also find butterflies in different sizes. Some are unbelievably huge, others unnoticeably minute.
There is an impeccable insect museum in the park. It contains a wide variety of insects including praying mantis’, bugs, hoppers, and different types of beetles. The camouflaged stick insects and massive beetles attract anyone’s attention.
There is also an aquarium with bright colored fishes. You can find many aquatic species that are not familiar to the foreign eye. Watching them swim around is so engaging that you will lose your sense of time.
Apart from these, there are many rare plants and trees in the thicket that will attract your attention. You can rest and recuperate near the manmade cascade after a long walk in the park. There is also a souvenir shop where you may find some interesting specimens.
Ask for it
You don't need to be an Entomologist to enjoy the sights in the butterfly park. But many have testified that the visit has fuelled their interest in the study of insects. The place had such a long-lasting impression on them.
The garden, Taman Rama Rama Kuala Lumpur in Malay, is a place not to be missed in your international tour package to Malaysia.
Make sure that your tour operator has included the destination in the itinerary. If not, do ask for it. Else you will miss out on one of the best sights in Malaysia. You may end up regretting it.