Cherating Turtle Sanctuary, Cherating

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To get your share of the adorable during your trip, visit Cherating Turtle Sanctuary. Baby turles inhabit little pools in this sanctuary until they are old enough to be released into the wild. Entry is free and the center provides information on the local turtles and conservation efforts. Adult green turtles also make their home here, and if you wish, you can pay a fee for a chance to release ten baby turtles into the sea. Work out when and for how long to visit Cherating Turtle Sanctuary and other Cherating attractions using our handy Cherating tour itinerary maker app .
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  • Not many turtles. Also the pools in which the turtles were kept were not constructed to mimic their natural habitat. There was no guide at all during our visit. However, we visited the sanctuary in Ma...  more »
  • Just a few turtles in small area. No tour guide unless you join the Clubmed turtle mini tour. Uneven cement floors are slippery when it rains/wet. Cute turtle souvenirs are sold here. Snacks are half ...  more »
  • I visited as part of a school trip in March 2018. The sanctuary is about an hour's drive from Kuantan. There is a simple museum with information and exhibits on sea turtles and other marine life. Ther...  more »
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  • Good place to visit if you have kids. They can see a real baby turtle swimming in the pool. Anyway, gov should upgrade this place for your further generation.
  • There's a mini museum showcasing the turtle stuff. There's also 3 pools with different species. Good for education.
  • Probably under-funded, not well maintained and pretty much a look,see and leave kind of information centre. Nothing interactive and no one to help guide/educate visitors. Effort is honourable but I just cannot believe that this cannot be improved. The actual conservation efforts might be doing ok but even then, I did not get to know how many eggs were hatched from the place and since when nor other info on efforts spearheaded by the centre... Sometimes, it just takes a gathering of passionate minds to make great things happen. Sad...
  • It's free...and I know the reason why. There's nothing much to see and read. But at least we get to see live turtles..
  • Must preserve endangered turtles. For our future generation. For the.ecosystem. Very informative place. The baby turtles are so.cute.

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