[Insider Guide] Lost World of Tambun, Ipoh
13 Jul 2018
Located in the small town of Ipoh, 2 hours-drive away from Kuala Lumpur, the Lost World of Tambun is a theme park unlike any other. Situated at the foot of ancient limestone hill, the theme park is actually surrounded by one massive piece of limestone that is 400 million years old.
Considered more as a natural park, Lost World of Tambun offers visitors fun water park attractions, healing hot spring baths, exciting animal encounters and many more. Whether it’s day or night, there’s something for everyone!
Lost World of Tambun Theme Park & Lost World Hot Springs Night Park
During the day, the Lost World of Tambun Theme Park is full of attractions from the water park to the dry park, petting zoo, hot springs, spa and more. Visitors who purchase the day theme park ticket have full access to the park with the exception of Luminous Forest and pay-per-ride activities in Adventure Park.
If you stay till after the closure of the theme park at 6pm, you can enjoy the hot spring and spa at night. However, if you’ve exited and wish to re-enter the park for the hot spring and spa at night, you’re required to purchase a Lost World Hot Springs Night Park ticket.
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After sunset, the action and adventure continues at the Lost World Hot Springs Night Park. While many of the day activities are closed for the evening, you can still enjoy a myriad of attractions. The hot springs are the main draw but there are also other exciting offerings like a fireshow and the night-exclusive Luminous Forest.
If you have exited the theme park and wish to re-enter to enjoy the hot springs at night or if you’re interested in entering only in the evening, you can purchase a Lost World Hot Springs Night Park ticket.
Lost World of Tambun Theme Park (Day) Monday to Friday 11am to 6pm
Saturday and Sunday 10am to 6pm
School and public holidays 10am to 6pm
Lost World of Tambun Theme Park is closed every Tuesday, except during Malaysian school and public holidays
Lost World Hot Springs Night Park Daily 6pm to 11pm
Crystal Spa Treatment 12pm to 11pm
Luminous Forest 8pm to 10pm
Tickets to Lost World of Tambun theme park and night park can be purchased from their official website or at the door. For convenience, you can get your tickets from Klook. With instant confirmation, booking your Lost World of Tambun ticket is straightforward and hassle-free.
Besides that, you get to enjoy some Klook-exclusive savings. If you bought your tickets from Klook, you can redeem your wristband at the main entrance. Look out for online purchase counter by the right side of the entrance.
Types of Lost World of Tambun tickets
Lost World of Tambun Theme Park day attractions
What sets Lost World of Tambun apart from many other theme parks is the fact that it’s home to many natural mineral hot springs. Yes that’s right, hot springs in a theme park! You can find 12 hot spring pools throughout the park, each flowing at a different temperature.
You can swim in the healing waters of the hot spring in the Infinity Pool, be served some light refreshments while soaking in the water at Saphira’s Bistro, or get the true spa experience at the Steam Cave. It surely beats any jacuzzi or sauna at the hotels!
Do note that you shouldn’t stay in the hot spring for too long especially if it brings any discomfort. So, make sure to come up and dip into the cool waters every now and then.
If you want to make take your self-pamper up a notch, there’s also the Crystal Spa where you can treat yourself to an invigorating massage. Available as an odd-on on Klook, you’ll guaranteed to be walking out rejuvenated and relaxed.
Amidst the heat on hot afternoon days, you can also seek refuge in the Lost World Water Park. Have a splashing fun time slipping and sliding down the water rides like Tube Raider and Cliff Racer.
Feeling like a lil chill time? Opt for the Adventure River where you can drift away lounging on a rubber tube down Malaysia’s longest manmade adventure river! There’s also Sandy Bay and Kids Explorabay, perfect for the little ones and families.
Aside from hot springs water slides, pools, Lost World of Tambun also has a selection rides and attractions in the amusement park. You can find several family-friendly rotating swing rides Dragon Flights and Giddy Galleon, suitable for kids and adults.
For those seeking more thrill, there’s also Lupe’s Adventure, Perak’s first-ever roller coaster, and Stormrider, a 180-degree-swinging pirate ship! There’s even a haunted house, Haunted Chambers, if you’re up for a some spooky adventures. But of course, no amusement park is complete without a merry-go-round!
While many visitors might know the Lost World of Tambun Theme Park only for its hot springs and water park, it’s actually home to a wide variety of animal species as well. From exotic wildlife animals like hyenas and tigers to gently furry friends like giraffes, rabbits and more.
A must-visit is the Hippo Kingdom, where you can witness the larger-than-life Juwita the Hippo taking a snooze! At the Petting Zoo, you can also feed carrots to Rain the Giraffe as well as his camel and zebra friends.
There are plenty more of animal counters in Lost World of Tambun from feeding the cheeky Ruby the Raccoon, be surrounded by feathered friends at Bird Paradise, have a snake coil around you, and many more!
This adrenaline-filled section of the park is reserved for those in groups looking for some fun team outing activities. All round entertaining yet competitive, these pay-per-ride activities are geared to encourage team spirit.
From the rope courses to kayak challenges, cave tunnel exploration, and camping, it surely takes you out of your comfort zone. However, for those who want just a small taste of the outdoors without going all out, there’s even glamping on-site and a paddle boat ride at Swan Lake!
As an homage to the prominent tin mining history of Ipoh, the park has dedicated a section to educate and demonstrate the craft of the past to visitors. You can learn how tin was gathered amongst all the gravel, see artifacts from the past, and more in Ipoh, “The City that Tin Built”.
If hunger strikes you, can also dine at Dulang Tea House, a picturesque cafe taking shade beneath the limestone, serving local fares that tin workers used to enjoy!
Lost World Hot Springs Night Park attractions
All of the hot spring pools in the theme park that are open during the day continues to be open throughout the evening. Since it can be too hot in the afternoon, many visitors tend to favour visiting the hot springs after sunset.
Who needs a hot tub when you can have a whole pool of natural healing waters. Why not cap off the night with a relaxing massage at Crystal Spa? You’ll definitely be sleeping like a baby by the end of the night!
The latest addition to the Lost World Hot Springs Night Park, Luminous Forest lets you enter the mysterious and mystical realm the Malayana tribe. You first enter by crossing the stunning Bridge of Luminosa and soon you’ll be amazed by the glowing flowers, magical creatures and mythical wonders!
During evening time, you will get to see different kinds of animals at the petting zoo compared to daytime. Say hi to the nocturnal buddies and other creatures that you don’t get to see very often in the likes of bearcats, crocodiles and other forest friends.
If you don’t get squeamish easily, Tarantula Alley also promises a fun experience. Check out every single chamber and look at the different types of large, hairy tarantulas that would make any spider hater skin crawl.
Every night (except Tuesdays) at 9pm, visitors can gather around the stage to catch the fiery, exciting flaming percussions performance. Watch as fire eaters, jugglers and percussionists put together a daring show of fire stunts and tricks to wow the audience. As your heart thumps with the medley of beats, make sure not to look away or you’ll miss all the action!
Lost World of Tambun facilities
There are Multiple Time Usage lockers for rental with various sizes to keep your bags and personal belongings since they aren’t allowed on majority of the rides and attractions within the park. Plus, it’s a hassle to be carrying your belongings if you plan on dipping into the pools. Hence, it’s better to keep your things in the locker if you don’t have someone watching your things.
If you want to take a break from all the water, feel free to hop aboard the Adventure Express, a train which takes you around the park. A great way to get yourself from one end of the park to the other far end, it’s also the best way to get a quick tour of all the attractions you can find in Lost World of Tambun!
There are tubes up for rental in Lost World of Tambun, mainly to be used on the Adventure River. The water slides and rides come with their own tubes, so renting one isn’t necessary if you have no need for it.
If you do choose to rent a tube, do keep in mind that you will have to carry it with you for the day. You won’t be able to get your deposit back if you lose or misplace your tubes.
Just a few steps away from the theme park is the Lost World Hotel. The closest and most convenient accommodation option, it comes with all your usual amenities, free WiFi, and complimentary breakfast at the Garden Terrace. Guests at the hotel are also provided with a set of discount vouchers to be redeemed on that night and the day after with walk-in purchases.
Aside from that, there are also plenty of accommodation options nearby or in the town area, 20-min drive away. From budget to mid-range, you can take your pick from hostels to boutique hotels and more.
No outside food are allowed inside the park aside from those for infants or special medical needs. Visitors, however, won’t have to worry about being thirsty and hungry in the park. You can choose to dine at the Dulang Tea House (open during the day) for some local favourites that tin workers used to enjoy. The old fashioned breakfast and famous locally-roasted coffee are must-try!
For more food options, Kukuntalu Hawkers (open during the day) and Ipoh Street (open day and night) have got you covered. They have all your favourite street food and snacks. Since many visitors also come to Ipoh for its amazing food, you won’t miss out on any in the theme park. Ipoh Street is also especially pretty at night with the lanterns lit up!
There are other dining options in Lost World of Tambun including a cocktail lounge! For those who purchased the Lost World Super Saver and Lost World Trail package, you can redeem your complimentary set lunch from Kukuntalu Hawkers.
Since it’s a family-friendly park, it’s best to dress modestly, mainly for comfort and convenience. Although there are no restrictions against bikinis and speedos, you might stand out from other patrons and get the few odd stares here and there.
For those getting on water slides and attractions there is a Lost World of Tambun swimwear dress code that you have to comply to. As for footwear, slippers and sandals are the most convenient. You’ll be required to remove your footwear before going on the water slides and they’re usually kept at a designated area.