|Into the river for a bath|
|Riding the elephant|
As much as the kids enjoy the place so are the foreign tourists and locals. Located about 170km from Kuala Lumpur, it takes about one and half hour driving on the expressway and after exiting Lanchang, you have another 15km to get to the Sanctuary. Though the center opens from 9.00am to 5.00pm, the best time to be there is at 2pm as most activities will take place at that time. If you are coming in a big group, it would be better to call the center for reservation since only 150 visitors are allowed to ride and bathe the elephant each day. We came in the morning and had to wait until 2pm for the main activities to happen.
|The skin of an elephant's trunk|
There is no admission fee but you are encouraged to donate in the cause of the elephants. The center operates on government grants but maintaining the place and animals are not cheap. This place is a great place for kids!
|The 16 years old Abott|
|She prefers the nuts in the package|
|The elephant gets a real scrub|
|The elephant man working hard|
|Naughty elephants splashing their masters|
|The elephants took a bath before taking the visitors for a ride|
|She is playful!|
|Clean and ready for next activities|
|Visitors queuing for a ride in the afternoon|
|Observing the elephants bathing from the platform|
|Skin of a young elephant|