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Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary, Pahang
(4/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web)
Admire the stoic and friendly Malaysian elephants at Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary. An endemic species, the elephants here are orphaned and many will be relocated to suitable habitats once rehabilitated and able to live in the wild. Watch the animals being washed and fed before getting the chance to ride one and swim in the river with them as they bathe. Due to the sanctuary's popularity, advance reservations are recommended. For Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary and beyond, use our Bentong tour planner to get the most from your Bentong vacation.
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  • After long drive from KL, we expected much. However we made a few mistakes and we had a bad luck. first, we arrived late around 3.30 PM. so we missed the show. the Elephant shower show and swimming we...  more »
  • Looking at the other reviews we decided to try this amazing sounding sanctuary for elephants. The driver that picked us up was wonderful and very friendly. The park is about 90 mins drive from the cit...  more »
  • This reserve is simply magical! She is very large, animals have space and they are not turned on a show. Admission is free (you can however if you wish to donate for the protection of elephants, but is not required) and can walk freely in the Park. A large pen is for convalescence or rehabilitation, animals animals you can not touch (for their own good and for our safety) but that can feed! And have a trunk of elephants in his hand it is quite an experience = D in the afternoon other animals are brought to the River to take their bath, activity at the what we can see from the shore which is both impressive, funny and really cute! Elephants are very affectionate between them and players with their trainers. The Center also offers a thirty minute video to raise awareness about the condition of life of elephants in Malaysia and actions for their protection, this highly educational video is more relevant. Finally concerning access to the Park, information on the internet are quite disparate and bleak (looks like we will have to do the obstacle course to access) but finally thanks to the Council of the employees of the Inn where we were (Sunshine Bedz, in Kuala Lumpur) everything was very easy! Just take the metro to Titiwangsa, then take the bus to Lachang (about 1 hour trip for 10 ringgit), and finally full of private car on-site will offer to drop you at the reserve (20 minute drive) for derisory sums (50 ringgit round-trip).
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  • Wooow!the perfect spot to watch elephant eat,bath and ride them if you happen to visit them in the month. What time please don't ask me I have no idea on that. Entrance fee is used to be cheap and I don't know what's the price now. Visit this place with my brother, sister in law, triambiga all. This is actually a great place to visit if you love to see elephant. Elephant also will do some tricks too and that is fun. Bring umbrella if not ....
  • Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary is located near Lanchang. This sactuary is meant to provide a place for elephants that are captured. Visitors, both local and foreigners, visit Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary especially during the weekends to observe how the staff take care of the elephants as well as take part in some of the activities held like bathing the elephants and feeding them.
  • A great experience for adults and children alike. Feeding the elephants is the highlight, however it is also interesting to understand their plight and what is being done to save and protect them. It's a lengthy 2 hour drive from Kuala Lumpur but the scenery along the way is nice. There are no entrance fees however donations are expected and appreciated.
  • I worked there ,obviously would saying good things about it. :-)
  • If you are an animal lover, you must go here. You will know the elephant's fact, the way they caught wild elephant. There also provide an activity with limited seats such as elephant bath. The admission is free but you can give donation if you want to support the sanctuary.