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Address: Cherating, Malaysia
Phone Number: +609-581-9087
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Nice little evening distraction in Cherating. We got too see a leatherback hatching, took the eggs back to the sanctuary and then released newly hatched babies into the sea... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2016
Tony_le_Blanc
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Killarney, Ireland

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Killarney, Ireland
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92 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Nice little evening distraction in Cherating. We got too see a leatherback hatching, took the eggs back to the sanctuary and then released newly hatched babies into the sea. Alas we were told that 1 in 1,000 actually make it to adulthood.

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Újezd
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104 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

It was amazing experience for me as I got to release a baby turtle in the sea. They take a good care of them and helping them to survive. Good job!

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Thank Marybee_DD
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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71 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Very small museum with displays about types of turtles. They have a hatchery when it is turtle laying season (May-August) so you can sometimes see baby turtles coming out of the nests before they are released. Better for school kids as you can be done here in less than an hour. Call and check opening times though, they don't always... More 

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Thank Mazran Z
Singapore
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292 reviews
148 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

I would call this mini turtle sanctuary. Surprisingly it is so small and you can finish your tour by 3 minute without reading the text the publicity. More improvement need to be done... else will close down soon.

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Thank Jcyk
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53 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

I just love the sound of the strong waves, the view the smell of the wind. It simply stunning and soothing.

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Thank Emma E
Malaysia
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74 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Located next to Club Med, this place is basically a small information center complete with turtle hatchery place. There's no fee charged to visitor, however you can give donation for the maintenance of the center. The center provides some information on sea creatures especially turtle, and you can watch few turtles and terrapins kept in pond behind. If you're interested... More 

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1 Thank Hana-ssi
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45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

the sanctuary is located right beside club med . its small so you can finish it in say 20 min . the turtles are all inside little swimming pools and they look pretty miserable. the place is clean and pretty well kept . quite informative in regard to turtles. rm 50 donation will allow you to release a few baby... More 

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1 Thank jameskwl
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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66 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Good education place. Know more about turtles. There are turtles in the pool for you to see. No need payment. Next to Club Med

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Thank ChristieYap
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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66 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

A must stop to see turtles and baby turtles up close. Other than that the attraction does not offer anything much. Expect a 10 min stop and nothing more.

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Brisbane, Australia
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23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

I wouldn't say this is spectacular place to visit but still worth to visit if one is nearby Cherating. This is especially worth for family with children who never seen real life baby turtles and grown-up turtles. Of course there was a small gallery explaining the types of turtles and other information on turtles. It is easy to get there,... More 

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