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Pulau Kapas

Pulau Kapas is a small island located only about 6km off Marang in the east coast state of Terengganu (about 1h north of Kuala Terengganu). It has quite and relaxed atmosphere because it is bypassed by the majority of the backpacker circuit looking for a more remote place like the Perhentian Islands. Pulau Kapas only get fairly busy on the weekends when locals come to island. There are a few good snorkeling spots around the island. All accommodations and beach are on the west coast facing the mainland. The west coast is the weather side has no sand beach, only rocks - it can be reached after a short walk through the jungle. Pulau Kapas shuts down during the monsoon season between November and February.

Kuantan

Kuantan is the largest city of the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia with a population of about half a million. It is also the capital of the state of Pahang.

Kuantan is located about halfway between Singapore (to the south) and Kota Bahru (to the north). The city is situated at the coast of the South China Sea near the mouth of the Kuantan River. The city is not a major tourist destination, rather a stopover point for island destinations (Tioman, Redang, Perhentians, etc.) along the East Coast. From Kuantan you can also also reach the popular beach in Cherating in less than an hour with the local Bus.

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Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary

address: Kuala Gandah, Lanchang, Pahang, 28500, Lanchang, Pahang, Malaysia - Tel: +60 9-279 0391
Kuala-Gandah-Elephant-Sanctuary.jpg, Elephant Orphanage Sanctuary about 100km (2 hours driving time) east of Kuala Lumpur has been translocating elephants since the 1980s. The sanctuary is open to public.
Elephant Orphanage Sanctuary about 100km (2 hours driving time) east of Kuala Lumpur has been translocating elephants since the 1980s. The sanctuary is open to public.

Opening hours
9am - 4.45pm




No more elephant rides and bathing with elephants

The main attraction used to be riding on the elephant and bathing with the elephants on the river. As of October 2012, these activities have been put on hold as the Wildlife Protaction Act 2010 is enforced. Read more:
Elephant conservation centre suffering after new wildlife Act enforced

Links:

official website


swimming with elephants
swimming with the elephants in the river

 

How to get to Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary
There is no public transport to the sanctuary so you depend on your own car or book a tour.


busy on weekends & holiday
the Elephant Sanctuary can get very busy on weekends or public holidays (like on this picture)


feeding the elephant
feeding the elephant


Elephant show

Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary Tours:

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3 days 2 nights tour to Taman Negara (from Kuala Lumpur) with a stop at the Elephant Sanctuary in Kuala Gandah

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price from:
RM970
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day trip to Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary, includes return transfer from Kuala Lumpur

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price from:
RM220
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This daytrip includes a visit to Batu Caves, the Elephant Conservation Centre and the Fireflies Tour

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price from:
RM420


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