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Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary

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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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“baby elephants” (178 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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28500, Malaysia
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+60 3-9086 6800
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Reviewed 5 days ago

So glad we visited here. The elephants appear to be be well looked after, and the centre is focused on elephant conservation. This is not an amusement park or zoo. It is a working rehabilitation facility. Do the bath the baby elephant option, it was...More

Thank SerpicoOz
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My beautiful wife and I booked this sanctuary and so glad we did. Once you get past the elephant in captivity questions you begin to understand and realize these magnificent creatures get sick as well. They come to this establishment to get better and in...More

Thank robmaizels
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Truly magical day. We followed the advice on TripAdvisor and went from KL with Zali, who was one of the original founders of this place and has volunteered there since 1989. Consequently we went not as part of a tour group, but as a volunteer...More

6  Thank Charlie H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to the elephant sanctuary to learn about the plight of the Asian elephants in Malaysia. Not only did I learn a lot about these magnificent animals, I was able to go in the river with baby elephants. What an amazing experience.

1  Thank GLumps
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an incredible place that does so much for elephants that you won't know about unless you take a visit with Zali. I have put on a photo of his card. I found him by chance on someone else's review and was lucky enough to...More

2  Thank emziza
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Plenty to see and do here. Even a decent food cafeteria. Feed the baby elephants! Watch the washing of the adult elephants, feed the adults and the pay the extra to wash the baby elephants! So much fun!

1  Thank Ilogjr
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a conservation sanctuary, rescuing sick & injured elephants but do go expecting they will show you what the elephants can do. Some will not agree with it, but where else can you get close to these animals in a safe way that does...More

3  Thank Fiona C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to go to the elephant sanctuary after debating if it was good or not. We’re sad we went and thought it was a waste, all the elephants are in small pens. We went when it was washing time, we are so happy we...More

6  Thank kerry_hulton
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the sanctuary as part of a Han Travel tour booked through the Malaysian Tourist Office. The sanctuary is over 100kms outside KL and definitely worth a visit. The visit starts with a film about translocation of wild elephants which is distressing as it...More

Thank Linda0615
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Malaysia Elephant Sanctuary tour, no more Elephants rides and bathing with Elephants. Find why Malaysia Elephants Conservation Center remove the activity?

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cpritchard88
6 July 2018|
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Response from EffJayHaych | Reviewed this property |
Hi. It's a great day out. But quite far from KL. the walk around the sanctuary doesn't take long. If you want to wash the elephants you need to book a guide at reception. Entry at the sanctuary is free but charity is... More
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Julita J
3 June 2018|
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Response from maarjajohaness |
Our guide told us work begins 8am and ends 5pm for the staff working there. According to our guide visitors should ideally arrive after 10am so as not to disturb the staff doing their daily work of clearing and cleaning the... More
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happygotravel18
24 May 2018|
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Response from Adam H | Reviewed this property |
a tour is far better option
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