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Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary

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Address: 28500, Malaysia
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+603 9086 6800
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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You'll never forget the day you helped give an elephant a bath (additional...

You'll never forget the day you helped give an elephant a bath (additional request with the help of a guide). Currently elephant riding has been temporary stopped until further notice. Get up close and personal with the amazing semi-wild elephants at Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary. Be sure to book in advance because the center has strict daily visitor quotas.

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Up close and personal

Was a great chance to get up close and personal with the elephants. We helped feed and wash them and were rewarded by being dunked in the river ha ha

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our family had a lovely time at the elephant sanctuary, and our kids particularly enjoyed the experience. We opted to hire a car and drive ourselves there. The car cost us RM280 (approx $85 Australian), plus about RM100 ($30) in tolls and petrol, so it was a far cheaper trip than that organised through tour companies (approx $560 aud). The... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Was a great chance to get up close and personal with the elephants. We helped feed and wash them and were rewarded by being dunked in the river ha ha

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We vivisted this sanctuary yesterday. It is certainly not necessary to get a guide. We booked out own transport which was half of what the hotel could arrange it for. We also visited the Batu caves on the way. If you are interested in bathing with elephants it is worth phoning before hand as they told us the river was... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Avoid, do not support, like circus , caged animals, VERY SAD! Even the documentary seemed a bit one sided. Like why are the elephants now attacking the palm trees? In my view cause they removed habitat and planted palm trees. Very disturbed to see 5 caged elephants that beg for food. 2 of which were Juvenal. Many exhibit psychosis and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I pre-booked a solo visit to the elephant sanctuary through Viator and got a full day of one-on-one instruction in Malaysian culture from my very well informed and entertaining guide, Che Ai. I was picked up at my KL hotel and we traveled in a comfortable air conditioned minivan. Che tailored the trip to my interests (I’m a zoologist), and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice visit watching the elephants being washed in the river. Worth a visit but everything is outdoors and very hot to wander around for 3-4 hours. Kids enjoyed the visit.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not quite what I expected. There was no option of swimming with/bathing the elephants like the pictures show. I arrived at 10:30 and there were no activities taking place until 3 (according to the sign, there's about one an hour). Also, the entire place has no wifi/cell service which makes arranging transportation nearly impossible.. pretty location though, feeding the elephants... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited with two children aged 10 and 12. It was about an hour and a half from the city so be prepared for a long journey. In arrival we had to give passport numbers to register. Fortunately we booked a guide Zali who showed us around. We were fortunate to go behind the scenes with him, prepare the elephants food,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Kuala Gandah Elephant Conservation Centre is an elephant sanctuary located in Temerloh in the state of Pahang, Malaysia. within the Krau Game Reserve. 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They should put more effort to support this place. Although no admission fee (only by donation), this place could be better if it is developed ...

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