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Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary

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Address: 28500, Malaysia
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+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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A great chance to get close to elephants

A free attraction that lets you see adult elephants being bathed in the river (if the river is low enough you can wash the young elephants). They then get the elephants to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Pleasantly surprised to see the nice condition of this elephant sanctuary in Malaysia. A nice leisurely drive to Kuala Gandah from KL takes 2 hours. Wonderful experience and so nice to see the elephants bathing in the river.

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Staffordshire
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A free attraction that lets you see adult elephants being bathed in the river (if the river is low enough you can wash the young elephants). They then get the elephants to demonstrate various work skills and let you feed them pieces of watermelon. You can also feed the young elephants pieces of sugar cane. Free to enter, they encourage... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The sanctuary offers education, nature, pleasure and comfort. You get to be in touch with both adult and young elephants. I personally really really enjoyed being in the river with the baby elephant. It's good to bring dry clothes and a towel, since the sanctuary doesn't provide those. Also, be sure to take enough water with you, because you'll be... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

..simply because they are doing things right! You have to come here and compare, experience for yourselves. Most of the babies were rescued when the herd abandoned/have to abandon them. These human families showed they have a big heart and big love to give to the babies, and I've seen them lullaby while feeding milk to the babies. No such... More 

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Thank Michii F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not too bad a day. It's a 2 hour drive by bus each way and you really only spend 30 mins or so with the elephants . It's a sanctuary so not really designed to be a tourist show anyway. Our guide was very good, entertaining and informative (Simon). We arrived and had lunch at the sanctuary which was included,... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place is not so big but its a good place if you are bored over the weekend. Around 2 hours drive from KL. Please visit the place to donate for elephant care. They do not have any entrace fee but politely ask for donations. Do visit this place (Y)

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Elephants here have been rescued from horrid conditions. The staff look after the elephants so well and they all seem to be cared for really well. Got to feed the elephants with peanuts, fruit and great experience.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Free entrance to enter this place. There are 2 'division' here; one for adult elephant and another one for baby elephant. You can see the elephant take a bath in the river near by. In baby elephant area, you able to feed them on your own. You also can have an experience to shower the baby elephant in the river... More 

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1 Thank Suhana S
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited this place before this with my students for education trip. When we first arrived I straight away went to the entrance to seek some information and also guide. However, they were running out of brochure. We were informed that the sanctuary are run based on donation and so we made some donations. As we enter the centre, we... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed March 17, 2017

Really good value day out! You can feed the elephants and if you are lucky get in the river with a baby!!! Educational video is available before you go into the elephants.

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