Kupu-Kupu Garden (Taman Kupu-Kupu) in Parongpong Sub-Ditrict, West Bandung Regency - Indonesia
It seems West Bandung Regency has an unlimited option of vacation destinations for everyone to explore. Here is one of them. The name is Taman Kupu-Kupu resides in Cihanjuang Village, Parongpong Sub-District. The government built this site as a recreation facility for tourists. In terms of name, “Kupu-Kupu” means butterflies and Taman means garden. Why is that? As the name suggests, the garden becomes a captive breeding site for such beautiful creatures! Visitors can even learn many species of butterflies during the visit. This also explains why many local families often come to this place with their kids, teaching them about butterflies.
In terms of nuance, Kupu-Kupu Garden is both neat and serene. It has the width of 1.7 hectare and tourists can find more than 300 butterflies, belonging to 35 different species. Have no worries. They won’t fly out the garden as the keepers have installed nets to keep them inside the captive breeding site. The next feature of the garden is grassy land with some flowers and trees on it. No wonder, the ambiance feels so comfortable and looks beautiful there.
Exploring Kupu-Kupu Garden
The first allure of Kupu-Kupu Garden is its educational value. Visitors are able to learn various types of beautiful butterflies and how to breed them. On the site, they can even watch the metamorphosis process directly. This kind of education is indeed quite worthy for kids! No wonder, most visitors are local families who often come with their children. Have no worries. The staff would guide everyone and tell information clearly. Don’t feel afraid to ask something, therefore. For lucky guests, they can even join the keepers to take care those butterflies!
The next recommended activity to do in this garden is to buy several unique souvenirs. It is true the site offers cute accessories related to butterflies. Not only it has many options, but it also comes at a good price. What is next? The site is popular among those who love photography. These people often come to the garden and take pictures of both the nuance and such stunning creatures. One thing, it costs some money sometimes as the keepers would either allow or prohibit the guests to use their camera freely on the site.
Another reason why Kupu-Kupu Garden becomes popular is the demand for a unique wedding venue among locals. The fact is that the garden features a multipurpose room, used for numerous occasions like weddings. The size is big and it comes with excellent facilities. Here is the thing. Make sure to book the room long before the D-day.
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How to Get There
From Bandung City, travelers can take any local transportation service to Parongpong Sub-District and head to Cihanjuang Village afterward. The best route to take is Layang Pasupati Street and the distance is 15.km. That means the trip would take about 45 minutes to get to the garden. No need to hire a guide, though.
Where to Stay
- Gegerkalong Asri Hotel
- Anugrah Hotel
- Moscato Hotel
- Pilatus Hotel