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Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary

#7 of 149 things to do in Pahang Features Animals
28500, Malaysia
+60 3-9086 6800
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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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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
28500, Malaysia
+60 3-9086 6800

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Long drive from KL , the driver kept us entertained, with stories and was knowledgeable about his country. Was given a lunch of rice and chicken with a drink of your choice , surprised how small restaurant was for the size of the place ....More

Thank julie f
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have never been to a zoo in my life and was not planning on going to one in Malaysia. However after I read some reviews about this sanctuary I decided to give it a go. How to get there on a budget: Take a...More

3  Thank Chadi H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From KL it's about a two hours drive. During the trip you can observate how the rain forest is replaced by palm oil trees. Which means elimination of the natural habitat of many species also for elephants. At the center you will watch a movie...More

Thank drbertram
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went just before closing time so we missed most of the elephants but we got to feed them and pat them and take photos with them. Great place for them.

Thank Karavini J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I will start by saying that this was expencive, as you have "free entry" but you are expected to make a donation. Then you need to have cash on you to buy the sugar canes/peanuts to feed the elephants, and if you decide to partake...More

Thank Cara666
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I would not recommend going to this sanctuary. The elephants were clearly very distressed screaming and making such loud distressing noises. The elephants kept circling around their concrete pens, swinging their tails and trunks around showing their stress. The area where they are kept for...More

1  Thank KT_x8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are a lot of things built for visitors, not so much for elephants. Entrance is free but you are strongly requested to provide donation. Baby elephants are stressed and they have to participate on "show" for whole day. Almost all activities take place during...More

1  Thank D S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A bit of a drive from KL but the elephants are wonderful and seem happy and well cared for. It's great to be able to feed them. Currently you cannot swim with them as before. Not a big deal for us as the water does...More

3  Thank heidi317
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I like this sanctuary mostly as the attraction here is seeing and maybe feeding/touching the elephants. And not riding them. From memory most of the elephants spend the day in the jungle which is great. Not in concrete enclosures or chained up. There is a...More

2  Thank John C
Reviewed 21 June 2017

This was a nice day out. The elephants were gorgeous and you could buy peanuts, sugar cain and bananas there to feed them. We then watched them be bathed in a river which they were clearly enjoying. We also saw a baby elephant orphan being...More

1  Thank Charlotte G
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Shoma S
14 July 2017|
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Response from elephantman69 | Reviewed this property |
The sanctuary is back up & running although there is still some civil and structural engineering work still needs to be done. Bravo to the staff and the unpaid volunteers from Kuala Lumpur that came to help out including... More
21 May 2017|
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Response from elephantman69 | Reviewed this property |
Just go thro the reviews and you will find his contact email and even whatsapp number.
12 April 2017|
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Response from Tassie D | Reviewed this property |
It's free to enter, yes. But if you want to participate in the water activities they charge a small fee. In general they have activities every day. But if you're planning to go, give them a call to check how the river is... More