Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary – Pahang

So after a morning at Chamang Falls we headed off to our main destination, Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary!

It’s about 20km or so from Chamang and we were to get there by 1pm to make sure we got the activity passes so we could play with the elephants..unfortunately as it was a public holiday the passes were finished – so we didn’t get to play!

There was a huge ass elephant skull though.

Elephant Skull

There were nice murals and paintings around the place.

Elephant Mural

Just as we entered there were 2 juvenile elephants, which were quite playful.

Juvenile Elephant

And a very cute kid!

Cute Kid

There were already quite a lot of people playing in the water when we got there.

Playing in the river

We went to check out the big guys then..they were messing around in the water and mud and just generally chilling.

Fully Grown

I think this one was a female.

Female Elephant

This one is a special breed of Tocklet Starfish fascinated by a Gorillapod.

Gorillapod Power

We hung around there for a while on the viewing platform, took some elephant portraits 😀

Elephant Portrait

And this one was fascinated by this piece of wood.

Weird Elephant

It managed to balance on it’s head and run around in front of us…quite odd.

Balancing Act

This was one of the largest males cooling off in the water pool.

Water Pool

After that we made a fairly rapid exit, after hanging around at the shop for a while…which included some people dropping their ice creams on the floor.

It was a little disappointing, but I guess we got there a bit late for a public holiday. What followed was better..so you better wait for that 😀

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12 Responses to Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary – Pahang

  1. chris tock May 21, 2008 at 8:29 am #

    jibaokaiii!! ST u haven’t died before!! urgh.

    yes ladies and gentlemen… I’m Tocko Starfish and I <3 having the gorillapod up my… camera so that I can take bootiful group pictures that ST cannot do 😛

  2. kevin May 21, 2008 at 9:35 am #

    oh i love the pic of the kid.

    if i’m not mistakened there’s another fall a distance away from chamang’s.

  3. KY May 21, 2008 at 9:38 am #

    tocklet starfish. LOL

  4. Kim Ong May 21, 2008 at 1:54 pm #

    This is really nature at its best… now I remember that statement you made when we past that Indian temple here… remember we were in the car with Kim and I was just saying how I dun appreciate Malaysia’s touristy spots enough.. 😛

  5. Xander May 21, 2008 at 4:43 pm #

    pic with the elephant balancing wood is my favorite…one of a kind shot there…cheerz mate!

  6. wei May 22, 2008 at 4:03 pm #

    the skull is huge

  7. Matthew May 22, 2008 at 4:46 pm #

    the elephant skull at Zoo Negara’s veterinary hospital is even bigger 🙂

  8. Wannabe Economist May 22, 2008 at 5:09 pm #

    They give you one whack on the butt and you can fly, lol

  9. Dabido May 22, 2008 at 9:03 pm #

    Oh NO! Skull of CTHULU!!!! Run for the hills!
    [No, I haven’t been reading HP Lovecraft lately. Why do you ask?]

  10. ShaolinTiger May 26, 2008 at 3:24 pm #

    chris tock: Yah yah your camho style too pro already.

    kevin: Yeah heard there’s another one around that area, might check it out next time.

    KY: pwned!

    Kim Ong: Malaysians really need to get out and explore their own country more, stop looking overseas. Support the local economy!

    Xander: Very cute right 🙂 Thanks!

    wei: Truly massive!

    Matthew: Interesting, still haven’t been there yet.