This Enchanting Butterfly Sanctuary In Malaysia Looks Like It Came Straight Out Of Avatar

So magical.

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Travelling to Pandora may be wishful thinking, but have you ever heard of Malaysia's very own enchanting garden filled with thousands of fluttering butterflies?

Step into Entopia, one of Malaysia's largest butterfly sanctuaries located in Penang, with over 15,000 free-flying butterflies

The Penang Butterfly Farm was originally founded by self-taught entomologist David Goh in 1986 before it underwent a massive transformation.

It was later reopened to the public in 2016 by his son, Joseph Goh.

Although its main attraction are the butterflies, Entopia is also filled with other insects and reptiles, like scorpions, iguanas, and stick insects

There are educational sections for both kids and adults where you can watch how caterpillars turn into butterflies and other fun activities. 

You can even adopt your own pupa and bring it home!

The surrounding greenery, waterfalls, and ponds also make for a picturesque moment

Entopia is located at Teluk Bahang, Penang. Entrance fees are as follows:

Adult: RM49
Children (4 to 12 years old): RM29
Children (below 3 years old): Free

Adult: RM69
Children (4 to 12 years old): RM49
Children (below 3 years old): Free

They also have several family packages available. You can check out the full rates here.

It opens daily, from 9am to 6pm, except for Wednesdays.

You can get tickets here.

About a three-minute walk from Entopia is this water theme park, which has the world's longest slide:

If you're making a trip to Penang, add these other cool places to your itinerary:

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