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Annapurna Butterfly Museum

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Address: Bhim Kali Patan Marga | Prithivi Narayan Campus, Pokhara 33700, Nepal
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+977 61-541006

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lovely collection

Lovely collection of butterflies for insect lovers. Museum though is not very well kept and far from Lakeside.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Paris, France
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New Delhi, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Annapurna Butterfly Museum is part of the university research centre. Most of the locals are not aware of the same, however usually cabs drivers are aware of ti.

Thank nik_0107
Paris, France
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely collection of butterflies for insect lovers. Museum though is not very well kept and far from Lakeside.

Thank palazzonavale
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Reviewed 27 January 2017

Its an amazing place where you get to see & learn about butterflies of different species. The first time I went there was about 23 years ago. The old foreign "Butterfly Man" is still there!

Thank Kãpil S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

I visited this museum after nearly 20 years and It still free to visit!! It's well maintained and is very informative. The butterfly collection is the gem of this museum. You can spend whole day looking at different types of butterflies found in Nepal. Hats off to Mr Colin Smith (aka Mr Butterfly and Butterfly Baje in Nepali) who dedicated... More 

Thank Tharan G
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Not sure why this is classified as just the butterfly museum, it is the Annapurna Natural History Museum. We arrived by public transport from the lakeside, walked around the area a bit and then the university grounds before going into the museum. I totally dug it - this is like a Portlandia skit, but in a really good way. The... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 13 June 2016

Located inside the biggest university of the city. There is a large cooection of butterflies and also other insects. They are well preserved, unlike so many other artifacts in Pokhara Regional Museum!

Thank Isabel N
Pokhara, Nepal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2016

It is located inside the Prithivi Narayan Campus, Pokhara. A large collection of butterfly can be found in this museum. It is very interesting place in Pokhara.

Thank Rajesh T
Kathmandu, Nepal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2016

while I do leading British visitor, some of they are so passion to watch different beautiful butterfly in the mountain.

Thank Chandra K
Pokhara, Nepal
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 25 October 2015

Nepal's butterflies are huge and they have a wide variety of amazing colors. Though I have not been to the museum itself, I had the rare opportunity to travel on bus with one of the founders/contributors to the museum, a foreign expat expert on butterflies. Unfortunately I forgot his name, but he was a very charming old lad with amazing... More 

Thank Western S
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Reviewed 1 October 2015

really good museum with nature all around , little time to find it but should have done from our hotel, impressive

Thank Anurag S

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