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Kenyir Elephant Conservation Village

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Jalan Pengkalan Gawi, Sungai Telemong | Tasik Kenyir, Kuala Berang 21700, Malaysia
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The best time to visit is at 9am or 2.30pm. It will starts with elephants riding, feeding... read more

Reviewed May 6, 2018
Lee C
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This is not a sanctuary

This is essentially a circus. The elephants are made to do a show which is put to loud music. They... read more

Reviewed April 25, 2018
Ellie C
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Gwalior, India
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Kenyir Elephant Conservation Village ( KECV ) is the latest addition to Tasik kenyir's vast attractions, it was built in 2012 and cover of 256 hectares of land, but only 20% of the area are developed and the rest of them remain untouched. The purpose of keeping the 80% area untouched is to protect the wild also the forest. The main concept of KECV is to educate public about the habitat and behaviour of the elephant and brighten up the nature atmosphere to the public. Additionally, Canopy walk are built for tourism to experience a majestic adventure with different viewing angle for the habitat of elephant and discover the scenic view of the nature forest. Overall, KECV is not only a calm and relaxing destination. It is a place to allow tourism to go wild and interact with the elephant and promising eco-adventure for the tourism.
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Jalan Pengkalan Gawi, Sungai Telemong | Tasik Kenyir, Kuala Berang 21700, Malaysia
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Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

The best time to visit is at 9am or 2.30pm. It will starts with elephants riding, feeding, interaction activities, bathing & presentation. A good place to learn elephants

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Reviewed April 25, 2018 via mobile

This is essentially a circus. The elephants are made to do a show which is put to loud music. They have to perform tricks. The keepers have sticks, some of them with sharp metal ends, I saw them poking and pulling at the elephants. People...More

Thank Ellie C
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

Painfully beautiful As a City dweller, you don’t normally come into contact with elephants unless you go to the zoo. So when we had the chance to visit an elephant sanctuary, whilst in Malaysia, we jumped at the opportunity to go and see the elephants...More

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Reviewed February 7, 2018

Whenever they read their books, E is always for Elephant. So we took our kids to experience and get to know the Elephant. Tickets - For locals and during an off peak period, the ticket is kinda pricey. For the fact that there are no...More

1  Thank AliaAMR
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Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

Since we are at Kuala Terengganu this weekend, we have two options - one day trip to Kapas Island or Kenyir Elephant Conservation Village. Due to monsoon season almost here, we choose this activity - Visit Elephant Village and our kid was really enjoy it....More

2  Thank amir271213
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Reviewed September 6, 2017

We went there this year after delaying the trip many years. The journey from Kuala Terengganu city is roughly around 45min to 1hr (used Waze). The place was clean, well look after, friendly staff and there is a mussallah/surau for those who wanted to pray....More

1  Thank Suriany J
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Reviewed August 2, 2017 via mobile

Part of the reason we went was actually the hotel we were staying in sold it as a sanctuary for Elephants, originally in 2012 this was the purpose but over time it's been turned into an awful attraction. The park/village sits on 256 Ha which...More

6  Thank -Travel-80s-Guy-
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Reviewed June 28, 2017

Going to an elephant conservation village you would expect to see them living a free life in open area and be able to do what they want, not here, they're either chained up (for their own benefit apparently) or performing for tourists. The "elephant education"...More

7  Thank Tobias L
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Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

We (group of four) visited the elephant sanctuary in July 2016 and we had a very good time. We had the opportunity to see the elephants up close and, in he interaction area, we could even feed the elephant babies. The staff was very friendly...More

4  Thank lorenzf
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Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

Drove there and was surprised to see how well organized the place is. The guides are lovely and well informed. The elephants healthy, happy and some cute. A nice outing, walking through the treetops and bathing these gentle giants.

2  Thank Diederik B
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