Finally, we arrived in Lanchang at 1200. Actually, we passed the deer park first but headed straight to the Elephant Sanctuary to register ourselves for all the activities, but unfortunately, the daily limit had exceeded and we only got the red passes which means observation only and not able to participate in the Elephant Rides. Hence, it was just 1210 and the activities at the Elephant Sanctuary only start at 1400, we headed back to the Deerland Park which is just on the same road but you would reach that place first before the Elephant Sanctuary. It was around 5 minutes away from this place.
Reached the Deerland at1220. I bought the entrance tickets, it cost me RM 5.00 per person. Please remember to mention that you are a Malaysian if you are one and mention that you come from a far away place and not from Kuala Lumpur, or else you would pay city dwellers price for the tickets. The tickets which we received had a price of RM 10.00 printed on it and I guess that must be the rate for foreigners.
This place is not just an ordinary Deer Park. We have to walk through the semi trekking kind of tracks and reach the various enclosures. They house many different animals here like deers, snakes, rabbits, Sun Bears and many more. Even some endangered birds are available here. In the deer variety itself, they have more than 4 variations of species. And the best part, you could feed these deers and it is a lifetime experience. Imagine an entire herd of deers surround you for food. Some even hop on you and if your footing is not stable, you may even fall back. Beware that sometimes these deers just to get your attention to feed them, may bight your clothes but they mean no harm. Once they see that the food in your hand is exhausted, they leave you. :)
Then, comes the next attraction of the snakes, birds, skunks, and the Sun Bear, another endangered species in the world. I do not think we could get any closer to that bear anywhere in the region touching it and patting their backs.
We left this place just in time for the activities at the elephant sanctuary at about 1315.
Below is a short write up on the place courtesy of Malaysia Central.com: Deerland Park Deer Sanctuary is located in Bukit Rengit, Lanchang about 140 KM from Kuantan, Pahang. It is a 2 hours drive from Kuala Lumpur or an hour from Genting Highlands. It is interesting and fascinating during the deer feeding sessions as you can touch the wild animals that have been tamed and trained to allow humans to go near the the deers and touch them. The parks animal world offers other attractions such as peacocks, ostriches and a sun bear. Across the deer sanctuary, Nature Garden is on al elevated walkway and an awesome sight with its variety of herbs and plants such as Tongkat Ali (local Viagra), Kacip Fatima and 40 other medicinal herbs which can be found in rain forests. Visitors can also go camping or join a guided tour to learn basic jungle survival skills. Deerland Park is situated within the Kuala Krau Wildlife Reserve, which overlaps across Raub, Jerantut and Temerloh. Animal World opening hours are from 1030 to 1730 (Saturday to Thursday). The park is closed on Fridays. Visits to Nature Garden are by appointment only. Entrance Rates are RM 5.00 for Adults and RM 3.00 for Children. Foreigners pay double the rate. Group rates are also available on special requests. For Accommodation and Meals, Bukit Rengit Institute Conservation Biodiversity is 2KM's from Deer Park. Room rates are RM 70 for an air conditioned room and catered meals are available upon requests. Please book ahead as there are limited rooms available. The contact number for bookings is +6(09) 276 2009Contact Person: En Abdullah at +6013 967 6242 or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com