Lost World of Tambun Travel Guide

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Overview of Lost World of Tambun

Sunway Lost World of Tambun is a 40-acre adventure theme park, hotel and hot springs complex situated in Malaysia’s third largest city: Ipoh, in the state of Perak. Surrounded by 400 million year old limestone outcrops, Lost World of Tambun is the only theme park in Southeast Asia combined with natural hot springs. The theme park and hot springs are open both during the day and the night for a full day’s worth of adventurous fun. This environmentally conscious, action-packed wonderland, celebrates Perak’s rich natural surroundings and offers families and thrill-seekers a chance to learn about Ipoh’s tin-mining cultural heritage.  

Theme Park Opening Hours: Weekdays 11.00am - 6.00pm; Weekends, School & Public Holidays 10.00am - 6.00pm. Every Tuesday is closed except on Malaysian school and public holidays.  

Lost World Hot Springs Night Park: Open daily 6.00pm - 11.00pm; Crystal Spa Treatment 12.00pm - 11.00pm; Luminous Forest 8.00pm - 10.00pm. 

Address: No. 1, Persiaran Lagun Sunway 1, Sunway City Perak, Ipoh, 31150 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia. 

What to Do

Theme Parks 

The Lost World of Tambun park is divided into a variety of themed sections: Lost World Water Park, Lost World Amusement Park, Lost World Tin Valley, Lost World Tiger Valley, Lost World Petting Zoo and Lost World Adventure Park. From roller coasters and water slides, to amazing animal shows and adventures exploring the ancient Gua Datok Cave; there is something here for the whole family to enjoy.  

Take part in or watch the daily performances and shows across the theme park like the popular Awesome Pool Party with DJ or Flaming Percussions. 

As the sun goes down, watch the Lost World of Tambun Night Park come alive with a whole new set of attractions such as the Luminous Forest and Tarantula Valley.  

Culture  

Delve into Ipoh’s fascinating history in Lost World Tin Valley to learn about the city’s once mighty tin industry. Follow the Tin Trail and make your way to Dulang Washing to have a go at searching for the tin ore yourself using the original panning method – washing and sifting through soil.  

Ipoh Street is where you will find remnants of Malaysia’s colonial past, replicating a 1930s version of the many old shophouses found in the city.   

Hot Springs 

Experience the park’s 300 million litres of natural hot spring water and 40-foot geyser in a completely new way with the Lost World Hot Springs and Spa. Open in the evenings, relax and rejuvenate in any one of the 12 mineral-rich hot springs under the cool night’s sky. Pair it with a soothing traditional massage in the Crystal Spa for a truly unforgettable experience.  

When is the Best Time to Visit Lost World of Tambun

Lost World of Tambun is open to visit all year round. Temperatures in Ipoh vary between 30°C - 33°C during the day and may drop to 25°C in the evenings. The months of January - February and May - September tend to experience warmer weather and less rainfall. 

How to Get to Lost World of Tambun

By Car 

Lost World of Tambun is approximately 2 hours drive from Kuala Lumpur as well as Penang using the North-South Expressway with Ipoh Exit Toll.  

Parking is available at the theme park with an entrance fee.  

By Bus 

There are a number of bus services that will take you directly to Ipoh city centre from around Peninsular Malaysia including: Plusliner, Konsortium, Sri Maju, Star Shuttle and Transnational. From Ipoh Bus Terminal Amanjaya it is only a 15 - 20 minute car/taxi ride to Lost World of Tambun.  

By Train 

You can use the daily KTM Electric Train Service (ETS) from Kuala Lumpur to Ipoh and is approximately a 2 hours 30 minutes journey.  

By Air 

You can book direct flights to Ipoh with various airlines including budget airlines such as Firefly and Scoot. From Sultan Azlan Shah Airport, it is approximately 20 minutes by car to Lost World of Tambun.

How to Get Around

On Foot 

It is possible to walk between the different attractions of Lost World of Tambun, however due to the large area of the theme park grounds, it may take a few hours to complete. Duration will also depend on individual fitness levels.  

By Train 

A small train service travels between the different regions of the park and can be boarded for free at any time during operating hours. 

What to Eat

Local Dishes

You can find favourite local Ipoh dishes and snacks such as Ipoh Hor Fun and Curry Mee, in Lost World Ipoh Street and Kukuntalu Hawkers.  

Lost World Coffee

Coffee and Afternoon Tea

Grab a cup of coffee in Lost World Coffee or for a traditional afternoon tea, head over to the Dulang Tea House in Lost World Tin Valley.  

Bars

For those planning to stay until the evening, treat yourself to a cocktail or mocktail in the Postcard Lounge – a 1960s themed bar.

Where to Stay

Lost World Hotel

You can choose to stay in the Lost World Hotel for a luxury hotel stay within walking distance of the park. All Lost World Hotel packages come with complimentary tickets to Lost World Hot Springs & Night Park.

Staycation Experience and Malayana Floating Villa

The Staycation Glamping Experience and Malayana Floating Villa lets you sleep right in the theme park grounds itself, under the starry sky.

Sunway City Ipoh

Alternatively, there are luxury and budget accommodation options further outside the theme park in the Sunway City Ipoh township or Ipoh city centre.

What to Bring

For long days out in the Malaysian sun, it is recommended to bring plenty of sunscreen, a hat and remember to stay hydrated. 

What to Wear

Appropriate swimwear, made from lycra or nylon material, is recommended to wear to when visiting the water park and hot spring pools. For women, bikinis are allowed.  

Malaysia is predominantly Muslim; therefore it is best to refrain from wearing overly provocative swimwear. Sunbathing or swimming naked is strictly prohibited.  

It is advised to bring a towel and change of clothes, as well as comfortable walking shoes when exploring the theme park on foot.

Things to Note

Lockers are available to rent and store belongings, however, may be limited in availability.  

Baby strollers and wheelchairs are available for rent inside the park.  

Pets are strictly prohibited from entering the park.  

An ATM cash machine is located outside the park near the main entrance. 

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