Visiting Kuang Si Butterfly Park

Kuang Si Butterfly Park opened their gates in 2014 to become the first butterfly park in Laos. This fantastic eco-attraction was founded by, Olaf and Ineke, a couple from the Netherlands who sold everything to move to Laos and begin a dream. In the course of four years, their hard work and vision has re-shaped the jungle around them. Everyone is welcome and anyone who appreciates the beauty and grace of nature will appreciate a stop.

Given that education is a priority for Butterfly Park, they are driven to raising awareness about the vulnerability of Laos’ ecosystem and the values of preservation. They are focusing on educating local schools and children about Laos’ amazing biodiversity. Biologists, botanists and entomologists visit the park to train their local staff and volunteers help them with guiding visitors and promoting the park.

The park hosts a nice café and sitting area over the pond offering baguette sandwiches and fresh salads. They also make a great latte and delicious homemade cake.

Cruising Time

Departing from Luang Prabang: 1hr downriver.

Returning to Luang Prabang: 1hr 30m upriver.


Ban Sing – 11km from Kuang Si Butterfly Park.

Ban Muang Khay – 7km from Kuang Si Butterfly Park

Dock location is dependent on the boat.

Land Transportation

Transportation is arranged prior to arriving in either Ban Sing or Ban Muang Khay. Local drivers are not normally waiting to pick up visitors at these locations. Given they are off the main road and inland slightly.

Butterfly Park Activities

Orientation at front reception. Self-guided tour through the park. Once inside the butterfly house, a friendly Butterfly Park team member will offer a short informational talk on the stages of the butterfly life.

Privately guided tours by owners Ineke & Olaf, available upon request.

Butterfly Park Facilities

Terrace Cafe.

Clean toilets and wash area.

Hours of Operation

Everyday: 10am – 4:30pm

Note: Closed. Re-opening 1st of July 2019.

Nearby Attractions

Lao Buffalo Dairy Farm

Free the Bears

Kuang Si Waterfalls