Some of these colourful creatures feature dark hues while some graciously flit in their soft tones that sometimes blend in with the colorful atmosphere. The butterflies that are bred in the farm can number up to eight thousand a month and are from approximately thirty different varieties of the butterfly and moth species.
The tropical gardens are a befitting and vibrantly hued home for these flying insects who also add versatility to the venue. The process of an unassuming caterpillar turning into a beautifully winged butterfly, known as ‘metamorphosis’ can be learnt soon after you enter the farm. The premises also boast a well-outfitted ‘Insectarium’ where several other species of insects and their life cycles are depicted. Tarantulas, scorpions and stick insects are displayed along with the caterpillars, but in segments of their own.
The plants and trees are in perpetual bloom to please the most important inmates of the farm, the butterflies. Lavender-coloured butterflies perch themselves on pink roses, bright yellow ones stick to the orange blossoms and the dull moths are mostly seen on the barks of the trees. The authorities advise that visitors choose a sunny summer day to visit the farm as that is when most of the butterflies appear out in the free fly zone created especially for them.
If you’ve ever draped on a silk scarf over your shoulders or wore a silk evening dress and wondered how they were brought to life, a visit to the section dedicated to the silk worms, would be useful. This museum clearly portrays the local traditions of weaving and dyeing that helps make strands from a cocoon a priceless fabric that is loved by females the world over. The gift shop contains tiny trinkets such as butterflies in boxes, key chains and butterfly-shaped jewellery.
Those who have seen and explored the length and breadth of the celebrated Phuket beaches can take a stroll towards the town, leaving behind their Phuket resort by the shore and enjoy a day at the farm. A Phuket beach resort is the best option when it comes to accommodation in the area as has been discovered by dwellers at the Anantara Phuket Resort Thailand.
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