KL Butterfly Park

Lake Gardens, Brickfields & Bangsar

This is a great place to get up close with a hundred or so of the 1100-plus butterfly species found in Malaysia, including the enormous and well-named birdwings, the elegant swallowtails, and the colourful tigers and Jezebels. There’s also a bug gallery where you can shudder at the size of Malaysia’s giant centipedes and spiders.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Lake Gardens, Brickfields & Bangsar attractions

1. Hibiscus Garden

0.15 MILES

This lovely garden is dedicated to Malaysia’s national flower and surrounds a small colonial-era house (closed to the public).

2. Orchid Garden

0.18 MILES

There are many different species of orchid on display here and the gardens are a pleasant place to walk around and admire them; unfortunately there is…

4. KL Bird Park

0.28 MILES

More than 3000 birds flutter and soar through this 21-hectare aviary. Some 200 species of (mostly) Asian birds can be spotted here, from strutting…

5. Deer Park

0.29 MILES

This cluster of small open-air enclosures is home to a collection of tame deer including the tiny Tragulus kanchil (lesser mouse deer), the world’s…

6. Memorial Tun Abdul Razak


The house where Tun Abdul Razak lived while serving as Malaysia's second prime minister has been turned into a memorial museum displaying his personal…

7. Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia

0.32 MILES

Inhabiting a building that's nearly as impressive as its collection, this museum showcases Islamic decorative arts from around the globe. Scale models of…

8. Perdana Botanical Garden

0.32 MILES

Strolling around KL's oldest public park, established in the 1880s, you'll admire native and introduced flora, including 800 species of orchid, mahogany…