The entire Butterfly Farm spans a total of 1,460 square meters (equivalent to 5 hectares) land area. It composes of a botanical garden as huge as entire space. It houses 102 species (as per record) of butterflies and moths that feed from the garden itself. This attraction is believed to hold the record of having a butterfly with the largest wingspan in Asia.
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We continue our Siquijor motorbiking adventure by visiting Kiwi Beach before heading to the island's interior and seeing the Butterfly Sanctuary and Mt Bandilaan. Click on the chapter below to skip directly to it.
Every tourist wants to take a look at the enchanting beauty of this very magnificent Southeast Asian territory. This fruitful hobby of theirs, will bring them much closer to the Philippines, most specially if they will be able to see the endless splendor of Siquijor Island. The serene Province of Siquijor was previously known as Islas del Fuego. Over the years, the bewitching Siquijor Island was made even more beautiful by the precious and sky scraping Mount of Bandila-aan.
Due to its unmatched topographical landscape, this was adjudged as the the highest summit of Siquijor. Paranormally, t ...
The Spaniards named this small island in the Visayas, Siquijor or Isla del Fuego. Stories told that the name was given due to the intensity of fireflies that lie some 22 km east of Southern Negros. It was said that Siquijor rose from the sea during one of the tremendous thunderstorms as evidenced by fossils and shells which can still be found in Mount Bandila-an, the highest point of Siquijor. The small island boasts of a white sand beach coastline and a mountainous interior.
Apart from the beauty of the island, Siquijor has become known for the existence of witches and the practice of witc ...
Siquijor is an island province of the Philippines located in the Central Visayas region. Its capital is the municipality also named Siquijor. To the northwest of Siquijor are Cebu and Negros, to the northeast is Bohol and to the south, across the Bohol Sea, is Mindanao.
Siquijor is the third smallest province in the country, in terms of population as well as land area (after Camiguin and Batanes). For a time it was part of Negros Oriental.
Called Isla del Fuego or the "Island of Fire" during the Spanish colonial period, Siquijor is commonly associated with mystic traditions that the isla ...
After seeing Lugnason Falls, we headed to Mt. Bandilaan National Park. This man-made forest has a shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes, the Way of the Cross, five natural springs, caves, a butterfly sanctuary and is home to endemic flora and fauna.
Yen and I originally planned to go trekking here but she sprained her foot and I myself was not feeling particularly up to it as my legs were throbbing from all the walking the day before and so we did not go trekking but just drove by the park.
Still, there were areas where the road going down was too slippery as it just rained or the one going up ...
A butterfly sanctuary has been launched in the island province of Siquijor, an online news site reported Friday.
Visayan Daily Star (www.visayandailystar.com) said the sanctuary at Cabilao village in Larena town is an approximately 200-square meter enclosure that houses 20 to 25 species of butterflies.
The site of the sanctuary is owned by Dante Jumapit at the junction leading to the towns of Lazi and Maria and Camp Bandilaan, said the report.
It serves as a showcase of pupa, larva and live butterflies produced from Jumapit's butterfly garden in Cang-agong, Siquijor.
The sanctuary ...