Lost World of Tambun is a breathtaking adventure destination set in the magnetizing scenery on the outskirts of Ipoh. This premium Malaysian theme park was restored from a tin-mining wasteland, and today it holds the most prominent mark in the world map as a popular tourist attraction.
It is cocooned by 400 years old limestone features, hot springs, and lush tropical jungle. It consists of seven adrenaline rushing adventure parks that offer a splendid eco-adventure excursion opportunity to the visitors. This theme park offers world-class roller coaster rides and land-based thrilling amusement rides that will give you a punch of heart-racing adventure and fun.
It is the only theme park in Southeast Asia having natural hot springs along with a wide array of rides and attractions. The water in these hot springs have healing properties and therefore, a huge number of visitors regularly visit these sacred healing sites.
The temperature of the water in these pools exceeds beyond forty-degree Centigrade in the afternoon, but it cools down a bit in the evening. You can, therefore, appreciate the beauty of these hot springs only in the evening. Attached to these hot springs are some of the most rejuvenating massage facilities where you can indulge in a relaxing spa experience.
There are endless spills and thrills for each one of you in this theme park. It is an ideal spot where you can indulge into a fun filled adventure with your family and friends. From the biggest wave pools to the kids Explorabay, cliff raiser and tube raider this theme park offers multiple surfs and slides to keep you entertained while you visit this theme park.
Highlights: Pallong Tin mining gallery museum that depicts the artefacts and pictures of tin mining custom, the original business of the city; varieties of food stalls, cafés, rental cycle shops, portrait centres etc.
Location: Jalang Lim Bo Sen,
Ipoh Price: N/A
Opens at: Everyday
Best Season: Except for rainy season, any season is perfect
Highlights: Hang out at the park surrounding the Rhythmic Water Fountain and enjoy the stunning colourful fountain at night. Within the complex, you can find the Majestic Station Hotel, which is a great place to stay for travellers.
Location: The Ipoh railway station is located on the south-west of Ipoh.
Highlights: The Japanese Zen Garden is one of the important features of the park with an artificial carp pond. You can also try bike riding at the bike part. If you do not have your own bike, you can rent bikes at a nominal rate.
Location: The Park is located in the centre of Ipoh city.
Highlights: Enjoy the beautiful view of the surrounding area from one of the pavilions, situated outside the temple and can be reached through an opening in the alcove behind the main altar. You can easily see the surrounding limestone hills bordering the city.
Location: The temple is located near Taman Loke Lim and Taman Permai on the northern edge of Ipoh on the foothill of Gunung Tasek.
Timing: 9:30 am - 04:00 pm
With 6 thematic zones and 40 attractions, Movie Animation Park Studios is an indoor park. It is fully air conditioned or under covered, thereby shielding the guests from the hot, humid and wet weather of Malaysia. The park features the Malaysia’s tallest drop tower along with a thrilling and a fun packed live car stunt show. There are also a number of beverage and food stalls and retail outlets spread across the 52 acre site. One significant highlight of the park is the appearance of Smurfs. Smurfs have been around for past 57 years and will be a part of the Movie Animation Park Studios in the merchandising, shows and Priceumes characters.
Location: Movie Animation Park Studios is located at 3, Jalan Meru Impian 4, Halaman Meru Impian, 30020 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia.
Adult: RM 155.00
Child: RM 125.00
Weekdays: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
On weekends as well as public holidays: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
The park remains closed on Wednesday.
Highlights: Enjoy the quaint beauty of Old Town and learn more about the heritage and history of the place while taking a walking tour to discover all the murals.
Location: The murals can be found on taking the Jalan Dato Maharajalela, Jalan Tun Sambathan, Jalan Panglima, Jalan Bijeh Timah and Jalan Bandar Timah roads.
Highlights: A great place to enjoy with your family and friends and to click a lot of photographs to post on your social networking sites.
Location: The Trick Art Gallery is located at the centre of Old Town at Jalan Pasar.
Timing: 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
Price: RM 19 for adults and RM 10 for children and senior citizens.
Highlights: The area is nice to take a walk after breakfast or lunch and click photographs. You can also visit the nearby attractions like Rose Centre.
Location: The clock tower is located in Kinta District, Ipoh, just about half kilometres away from the Ipoh Railway Station.
Highlights: There are a large number of golden Buddha statues of all sizes. When the natural sunlight falls on them, they shine and shimmer providing a majestic view.
Location: The temple is located at the side of a limestone hill at Gunung Rapat.
Highlights: The boat ride to reach the park can be a quite pleasant experience amidst the surrounding beauty. You can also enjoy feeding the fishes while you ride through the lake to the park.
Location: The Park is located at Jalan Kuala Kangsar next to the North South Highway.
Timing: 08:00 am - 06:30 pm
The first zone has displays related to the history of the museum and earth as well as murals depicting geological structures. Going ahead you can see amazing displays of dinosaur fossils, crystals and minerals. You will also find exhibits showcasing mining activities.
Highlights: You can get a tour guide who can take you through each zones and inform you about each and every specimen and exhibits in detail.
Location: Along Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah.
Timing: 08:30 am - 05:00 pm
The front of the temple is adorned with a beautiful garden surrounding a pond. The garden itself is beautifully decorated with pagodas and stone lanterns.
Highlights: A pathway behind the main altar takes you to the turtle pond. The locals believe that releasing tortoises in the pond will harmonize their karma. There are five species of turtles in the pond.
Location: The temple is located in Gunung Rapat, five kilometres south of Ipoh. You can take a bus from Ipoh bus station to reach the temple.
Timing: 9:30 am - 04:00 pm
Highlights: Clearwater Sanctuary is amidst lakes and woodland and is perfect for family picnics. Damai Laut is set in a natural seaside resort and undulating terrain, and is a hatchery for green turtles. Meru Valley golf club is set among hilly terrain and additionally includes few residential properties.
Holes: 18 (first two) and 27 (Merry Valley)
Location: South West of Ipoh; Northwest of Ipoh (Merru Valley)
Price: Starts at 90 RM (Merru), RM 157 (Dalai Laut) and RM 140 (clear water)
Opens at: On weekdays visitors are allowed; Weekends restricted to members alone
Other attractions include the underground stream and waterfalls. Made of five large and very ancient dooms, it is an astonishing exhibit of beautiful natural rock formations.
Highlights: The four tours namely, Golden Flowstone, Top of The World, Top of The World & Short River Adventure and Grand Tour. Each of these tours has specific requirements, so make sure that you have prepared for them well in advance.
Location: The cave is located in Gopeng and is 24 Km from Ipoh.
Timing: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm
Price: Fees depends upon the type of tour.
Highlights: The backyard which is now the town square is a great place for clicking photographs. The exhibitions that explain the early history of immigrated Chinese people to the city.
Location: The museum is located on the border of Ipoh's Old Town near Kinta River.
Timings: 09:30 AM - 03:30 PM
Highlights: The kek Lok Tong is the newest among all and is unique from the others because of its golden statues and tiny ponds strewn around the caves. One of the greatest temples is the Perak Tong, built by a Chinese Monk in 1926. There are 40 Buddha statues inside the temple, one of which is scaling up to 12.8 metre high. Try desserts, and white coffee which is a speciality of Malay at the temple stalls.
Hours: Everyday between 9 amd to 6 pm
Price: starts at 1.5 RM
Highlights: Bycycle and trishaw rides around the cultural village, Ba zhi (Chinese fortune telling),
Fish feeding; Vintage stalls and museums, a chance to go through the ancient tradition of the malay heritage; open cooking counter stalls, nature walk in the jungle; heart-warming sit outs at the pandok (summerhouses); cave exploration and trekking up the hill.
Price: Starts at 4.00 RM
Best Season: Sep – Feb Hours: 9 – 6 pm
Highlights: Follow the path that leads you to a picturesque garden with a beautiful pond at the centre. Beautiful and majestic dragons adorn the temple. From the top of the roof you can enjoy the surrounding beauty.
Location: The temple is located on the southern edge of Ipoh near Nam Thean Tong and Sam Poh Tong.
Timing: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm
Highlights: Inside the temple, go to the Zen Garden, a place of amazing view and tranquillity. Take a walk on the reflexology footpath, which is one of the longest in the city.
Location: The temple is located 5 Km from south of Ipoh, within the area of Gunung Rapat.
Timing: 07:00 am - 06:00 pm
Since its inception, the organization has produced and ran a number of exhibitions to promote awareness the rich legacy. Their first public exhibition was titled “The Story of Ipoh: From Feet to Flight”, in the year 2006.
Highlights: Book a special tour to Han Chin Pet Soo Museum, which tells in great details about the life of Hakka miners, who migrated from China to Ipoh. The exhibition provides useful information about the life of early Chinese people in Ipoh.
Location: The Ipoh World is located at Jalan Bijeh Timah.
Highlights – The resort cum theme park has six distinct areas of unlimited fun and adventure namely Water Park, Amusement Park, Petting Zoo, Tiger Valley, Tin Valley, Adventure Park.
Location – Sunway City Ipoh, Perak Darul Ridzuan, Malaysia.
Activities – Jungle Wave Pool, Kids Explora Bay, Tube Raiders, Cliff Racer, Adventure Express, Rabbit Wonderland, Ruby (nocturnal mammal) and friends, Tortoise Kingdom, Sepentarium, Rock Canopy, Rain Forest Trail, Marmoset Tree House, close-up views of tigers, Tin Mining Tours,13 High Rope Course, 6th Mile Tunnel, Zip Line, Kayaking, Zorbing etc.
Price – RM43.30 to RM49.25
Timings – 11AM to 6PM on all days of the week. Closed on Tuesdays except on public holidays.