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Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary

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Address: 28500, Malaysia
Phone Number: +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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An amazing experience, however we have been left with a lot of questions

Having read other reviews about the sanctuary we decided it would be an experience to try, given we have never seen elephants before, and it sounded quite ethical being a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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 city centre. However, upon arriving they show you a 30 minute video on how they relocate elephants. It's quite a disturbing video showing them tranquilising... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Become a volunteer for a day and understand the meaning of selflessness. If you visit the sanctuary with Zali, you will feed, clean out, care for and live close to these amazing animals. His knowledge and love for elephants as well as his desire to help them mean that this is the most rewarding way to visit the sanctuary and... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Place is where the orphaned or injured elephants are nurtured and trained. Entry is free. Subject to water levels one may get a opportunity to bath the elephants. one can also feed them and feel their proximity. a great stress buster

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having read other reviews about the sanctuary we decided it would be an experience to try, given we have never seen elephants before, and it sounded quite ethical being a conservation place. In summary it was a great experience. You definitely don't need a tour guide, it's free entry, and staff there can answer your questions. We managed to negotiate... More 

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to be with the elephants plus with the nature surrounding it. Get close with them and play with them by feeding. A not to be missed place whether for kids or adults

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

we booked through my travel lane malaysia and it cost about £80 which included private transfer, a trip to batu caves, a couple of stops to look at some interesting plants on the way there and a fruit stall including tasting on the way back. all very good and very nice, knowledgeable guide. the sanctuary itself is well worth the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is fantastic day trip if you want to have a break from shopping. Visiting the elephant sanctuary is not a main stream touristy place to visit. It is a little off the beaten track and well worth the visit. You can hire a private taxi or fixed price Uber to take you there. You do not need a guide.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited here as part of a day tour and we were so glad we did. It was interesting to hear all about the elephants and how they came to be here and how they are looked after. We got to feed them fruit, and nuts. (You can buy these in the park) and then afterwards we... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we spent less than 1 hour there because none of us wanted to book any jungle ride tour or elephant bathing session there, since the ticket is for free we thought it's enough just to feed the elephants from the bars. there was a very interesting documentary after entrance, dedicating how they rescued the elephants, was very nice but the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went on my own in a taxi from KL. Totally possible. The journey there and back was pretty long but the scenery was good. The sanctuary itself was nice, remote area. There is no set entrance fee but by donation. After a short video you could go through to feed the young elephants. They were inside shaded stalls, but... More 

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