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.


South of Luang Prabang.

Dock Location

Ban Sing

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 and short informational talk on the stages of the butterfly life.

Hour of Operation

10.00am – 4.30pm Daily



Nearby Attractions

Kuang Si Waterfalls
A short 300m from Butterfly Park is the entrance to the largest and most breath-taking of Luang Prabang’s waterfalls. Tad Kuang Si boasts an impressive three tiers of falls. If considering a moderate trek to the very top of the falls, there is a trail to take you there. Bring along your swim gear if planning a swim in the refreshing turquoise pools.
Hours of Operation: 8.00am – 5.30pm daily.

Free the Bears Rescue Center
Free the Bears Rescue center is located inside Kuang Si waterfalls and is free with your entrance to the falls. It’s worth noting that they do not receive any funds from the park itself. Thus, if you want to support them, there is a donation box or better yet, buy yourself a souvenir to take home with you. They do amazing work for these bears.
Hours of Operation: 8.00am – 5.30pm daily.

Lao Buffalo Dairy Farm
On the drive to Kuang Si waterfalls, you will come upon Lao’s first Buffalo Dairy farm. This is a new socially responsible enterprise located in Ban Muang Khay, 4 km. away from Ban Sing and 7 km. from Kuang Si.
Hours of Operation: 9.30am – 5.30pm daily.
Same day booking – 1 hour advance notice preferred.

Cruising Time

Departing LP: 1hr downriver.
Return to LP: 1hr 30 mins upriver.

Land Transportation

Ban Sing village to Kuang Si Butterfly Park is 11 km. Approx. 15 minutes.
Note: Transportation should be arranged prior to arriving in Ban Sing. Local drivers don’t wait to pick-up visitors up at this location.