Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary

June 4, 2008 at 2:38 pm 1 comment

The school is having a 2 weeks holiday. This means traffic will be lighter on the road. This also means the family is going somewhere for a short trip. I have chosen Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary after hearing and reading so much about it. The journey took 1.5 hours and we reached our destination by 12.00pm. It is important to arrive early if you want to participate in the activities. We registered ourselves and gotten a yellow sticker which indicated we could participate in all activities. The yellow sticker is only limited to 120 persons per day.
Since we were early, we took the opportunity to visit the Deer Park nearby. There is nothing much to talk about the Deer Park. So let’s go back to the Elephant Sanctuary. The video about the elephant relocation started at 1pm. The video lasted for 30 minutes inside a hot room. Basically, the entire sanctuary is hot and humid. The rangers bought the elephants out for a bath at a river nearby at 2pm.

The first activity was the elephant feeding. Some tourist brought some bananas and fruits were also provided at the feeding area. Everyone could feed the elephants as this activitiy is not limited to the yellow sticker holders only.

The elephants only liked to eat papaya and bananas. They were not too fond of the watermelons. 

The next activity was elephant riding. This activity was divided into two groups, adult and children and this activity is confined to the yellow sticker holders only.

The final activity is swimming with the elephants. Now I didn’t allow the kids to swim with the elephants as the river looks too filthy to me. This didn’t stop the foreign tourists of course. I guess this is the main highlight of their trip to this sanctuary. We didn’t stay to watch the final activity as I wanted to reach home for dinner.

Overall, it was a nice trip. I think the sanctuary should charge some entrance fee. Not too sure how many visitors would actually donate after all the activities. This is definitely the place to visit if you would like get close to elephants.

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  • 1. Family Holiday « Let’s snook ‘em  |  December 27, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    […] the end of our holidays this year. Besides Port Dickson and Langkawi Island, we have also visited Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary, Sg Klah Hot Springs, Sunway Lagoon, National Science Centre and Petrosains in KLCC. Wow, it has […]

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