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Kuala Gandah is in Pahang.


This centre was established in 1989 by the Department of Wildlife and National Parks. A base for the Elephant Relocation Team which started in 1974.

Being the only centre in Malaysia, the team is dedicated to locating, subduing, translucent problem elephants from areas where their habitats are constantly being encroached by plantations, to Malaysia's National Parks such as Taman Negara.

Over the past 25 years the strong team has helped to prevent the further decline of the elephant population by relocating more than 300 wild elephants!

Kuala Gandah also aims to promote public awareness of the elephant's plight in Malaysia and to support research into elephant translocation and conservation. It also aims to educate the public about the importance of habitat and environmental preservation.



Flora and fauna[edit]


Get in[edit]

Kuala Gandah in Lanchang, Pahang is about 200 km from Kuala Lumpur.

By car[edit]

From Kuala Lumpur, take the (E8) East Coast Expressway (Exit 819), turn left into Lanchang and turn right into Kuala Gandah Elephant Conservation Centre.

By train[edit]

KTM Bhd provides service to Bandar Jengka and Jerantut.

By bus[edit]

A Sri Jengka Express - Kuala Lumpur (Titiwangsa bus station nearby Titiwangsa LRT/Monorail) to Bandar Jengka, Kuantan to Bandar Jengka, Kota Baru to Bandar Jengka, Alor Star to Bandar Jengka.


NKS Hotel & Travel and Hotel Sri Emas also organize bus or transit to Kuala Gandah Tel: +609 2601773 / 2664488

Fees and permits[edit]

Thete are no fees to enter the Kuala Gandah area.

Get around[edit]



  • Ride an elephant
  • Feed elephants
  • Bathe with elephants









Stay safe[edit]

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