If you love elephants or you are simply bored at home, then you must visit the Elephant orphanage and sanctuary in Kuala Gandah. Depending on traffic it is a minimum 1 hour 45 minute drive outside of Kuala Lumpur. If you don't have a car and satellite navigation/map then join any of the tours that go out there. We drove up with friends and it was an excellent day out involving elephant rides, elephant feeding and swimming with the elephants!! Very suitable for children as well.
Please note that there is a limit of 150 people per day who can ride the elephants. So get there early before the tickets run out. Tickets are obtained in exchange for a donation.
To drive from Kuala Lumpur follow this route:
East Coast Express way
Lanchang-Lebuhraya Pantai Timur
Karak Highway/Karak Village
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