Monday, December 6, 2010

Kuala Gandah, Temerloh Pahang Elephant Sanctuary

The new complex in front of the entrance and the elephant viewing area. I think they should expand the elephant shed and viewing area instead of a new building. There was no one selling food for the elephants. .....can get extra $$$$$ for the conservation program! A newly wed couple choose to have their wedding day photo with the elephants here. This is one friendly elephant! The Kuala Gandah elephant sanctuary is nestled in the middle of the Pahang jungle. This is the only centre in Malaysia for elephant conservation program and it was started by the Malaysian Department of Wildlife and National Park in 1989. Although, this sanctuary do not have that many elephants or as large scale operation as our neighbour, Thailand’s Elephant Camp, it is a good effort by the authority to protect this wonderful but endangered animals. Since it was a school holiday, we took the kid for an outdoor outing to this sanctuary. My little toddler kept on wanting to go near the elephants. Some of the elephants are tame but some are just caught from the wild. So, you better ask the caretaker before going near any one on them. Apart from getting a close look at the elephants, there are also other activities to do such as jungle walking and swimming. Entrance to this elephant camp is free. You will not find Kuala Gandah Elephant Camp in Google map. To go there, just follow the East Coast highway after Genting Sempah towards Kuantan. Turn out at the Lanchang exit. At the T junction turn right and drive towards the end of the road. The Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary is located here. We drop by in Deerland which is located before the Elephant sanctuary on our way back. Post to follow.

Map to Kuala Gandah Temerloh, Pahang Elephant Sanctuary

9 comments:

suituapui said...

Hmmmm...I hope you were not hoping to see me at that place? Muahahahaha!!!

Christine said...

what a lovely time spent with the family, you're a good dad, Pete.

Bananazஇ said...

Haathi Mere Saathi..a great place to visit for wedding shots..

Merryn said...

LoL at STP's comment! :P

Caroline Ng May Ling said...

WOW! never seen a black elephant before ler!

Xjion89 said...

wow, taking wedding photos wif elephant? really cool^^

Mei Teng said...

I have heard of this place but yet to visit. I wonder if it's similar to the one I visited in Phuket. If it is, I might just give this a miss.

Ayie said...

You visited a gentle giant?

Alice Law said...

I wish they have elephant riding facility with reasonable pricing! ^-^

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