If there is one time where advertising has done its work on me, it is definitely with visiting the Lost World Tambun Ipoh. I went from having no idea what this theme park was to firmly planting it on my bucket list. Thank you AirAsia flight magazines and seat back advertising!
It took a few years before I was able to tick off this item though and write this Sunway Lost World of Tambun blog. But as soon as I could get to Ipoh, I was straight to this park so I could write this Sunway the Lost World of Tambun review!
And I am glad I did. This is a stunningly beautiful theme park where it is well worth a day of your precious holiday time.
Below, I am going to walk you through all the Lost World of Tambun activities, attractions and things to do. I’m also going to give you tips for visiting, the cheapest Lost World Tambun ticket promotion, where to stay and all my thoughts in this Lost World Tambun review.
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Sunway The Lost World Of Tambun Review 2019
The Lost World of Tambun theme park is split into six different lands as well as having a night experience. I have split up this Tambun Lost World review to go through them one by one to help you plan your visit and understand why you should consider visiting this theme park.
Six lands may seem like a lot, but they are generally quite small so you can visit them all in a day. None of them are amazing individually but add them together and it makes for a lot of fun.
The Lost World Of Tambun, Ipoh, Perak Essential Information
Lost World of Tambun Address: 1, Persiaran Lagun Sunway 1, Sunway City Ipoh
Lost World Of Tambun Opening Hours: 10am-6pm weekends, public holidays and school holidays. Closed Tuesdays (except during school and public holidays). 11am-6pm other days.
The Lost World Hot Springs Night Park is open daily 6-11pm.
Lost World Of Tambun Amusement Park
If there is one thing disappointing in my Lost World of Tambun theme park review, it’s that the Amusement Park area is very small. The rides are all very low key and for kids.
There are flying boats, swings, a train, pirate ship and the carousel pictured above. There is one Lost World of Tambun roller coaster and it’s not at all scary. The scariest part is the Haunted Chambers – a haunted house. Unfortunately, this costs an extra fee to enter.
If you are someone after a huge Lost World of Tambun attraction ride, you will be disappointed. However, we didn’t find the lack of thrilling rides an issue as there are plenty of other things to do here – keep reading!
Lost World Of Tambun Tin Valley
In this area, you will get a Lost World of Tambun history lesson!
Ipoh had a booming tin industry in the 19th century and in Tin Valley, you can learn about this on information boards and by looking for tin yourself. This is a fun activity for kids and it’s interesting seeing old items and learning how elephants were used in the industry in the past. There is not much else here.
Lost World Of Tambun Adventure Park
If you are looking for adrenaline in your Ipoh Lost World Tambun Theme Park visit, this is the land to head to!
In the Adventure Park, you can zip line, sludge through water-filled, dark caves, climb up high ropes, kayak and more. There are many challenging activities but unfortunately, they are at an extra cost.
Lost World Of Tambun Petting Zoo
I didn’t expect much for the Petting Zoo Lost World of Tambun and I had a very pleasant surprise when it turned out to be one of our favourite parts of the Tambun Lost World Ipoh. It’s not like other petting zoos!
Our first favourite part was the hamster enclosure pictured above. It’s so cool with so much for them to do and it’s fun to watch the hamsters play. We also got to meet some hamsters up close.
There are also many other creatures with 55 species represented.
We enjoyed meeting rabbits and raccoons and trying to catch fish! There are buckets and nets next to a long water area where you can catch fish before letting them go – assuming you can. They were way too clever for us!
There are also many birds and reptiles. We also enjoyed being creeped out in Tarantula Alley. This is built into the surrounding limestone hills and there are many types of tarantulas on display.
You can find giraffes, zebras and even a cat enclosure.
Even if you don’t enjoy animal attractions, this is a very scenic area which is beautiful to walk around.
Lost World Of Tambun Tiger Valley
Tiger Valley is home to some big Siberian tigers which you can watch. There is also a tiger feeding show where you can learn more about these magnificent creatures.
Lost World Of Tambun Water Park
The Lost World Tambun Water Park was our favourite area in our review Lost World of Tambun.
It’s a lower key water park compared to somewhere like Sunway Lagoon, but it has everything you need for tons of fun.
There are water slides, a kids’ water playground area, a lazy river, a wave pool and a beach area. Again, it’s not thrilling but it is fun.
For younger kids, the playground area is just fabulous and I appreciated how there are many shady areas to sit.
However, the big wave pool complete with a daily pool party with music and live dancing is definitely my highlight. It was fun to float around watching the show surrounded by some of the best scenery I have seen anywhere. The surrounding limestone cliffs are amazing.
My one disappointment of this area was the lazy river. It costs RM28 to hire a tube (you get RM10 back, but still, very expensive) and the worst part was all the mucking around paying to hire this and then finding it wasn’t actually a lazy river ride as it wasn’t lazy at all. There is no current so you have to push yourself along and it wasn’t clean either.
The water slides at the Tambun water theme park were problematic for us too with most requiring two riders on a double tube. As I visited with two younger kids, I couldn’t leave one to do it with the other so we had to skip them.
Thankfully, the fun pool party made up for our disappointment and it really is hard not to have an awesome time when surrounded by so much beauty.
Lost World Hot Springs Night Park
If you are looking for a truly unique experience, you should definitely consider visiting the Lost World Hot Springs Night Park. Open in the evening, you can see what this theme park is like after dark!
Requiring a separate ticket, you get access to:
- Lost World Hot Springs and Spa – there are 12 hot spring pools to relax in! You can also have a massage at the Lost World of Tambun Spa (extra cost) and there is a fire show you can watch from some of the pools.
- Luminous Forest – learn the story of the Malayana Tribe as you walk through glowing forests and hear music. It’s quite an experience!
- Lost World Petting Zoo By Night – the petting zoo has a whole different look in the evening and you can watch nocturnal animals in action including a special walk through Tarantula Alley.
- Ipoh Street – this replica of Ipoh Old Town comes alive in the evening with some great food options and various cuisines on offer.
Tambun Lost World Ticket Promotion 2019
It’s easy to buy tickets on arrival but for the best prices in the Lost World of Tambun promotion, I highly recommend you buy tickets in advance here.
We always use Klook to buy our tickets in advance as they are completely trustworthy, easy to use and save us a lot of money.
If you wish to visit the Night Park as well (I recommend you do!), you can also buy a discount Ipoh Tambun Lost World ticket here.
Food In Tambun Ipoh
There are some great food options at the Lost World of Tambun. Malaysia. They are reasonable prices too and not the usual theme park rip off. We had some great dishes in the hawker centre area and tasted some great local food.
There are quite a few food stalls throughout the park and you won’t have problems finding something to eat. Ipoh Street is also open during the day and a great place to head.
Hotels Near The Lost World Of Tambun
While it is easy to visit this park from Ipoh, it’s even more fun to stay on site, especially if you want to visit the Night Park.
The Sunway Lost World Hotel is the place to do this.
Located right next to the theme park, you can easily access all facilities. There are a range of room types from standard hotel rooms to executive suites. There is also the option to go glamping by staying in tents.
How To Get To The Lost World Of Tambun Ipoh
The Lost World of Tambun location is just outside of Ipoh and it’s easy to get here if you are in Ipoh, although it is not convenient for public transport.
From the centre of Ipoh, it’s about a 20 minute taxi trip. I recommend you catch public transport to Ipoh and then taxi from there. Grab taxi app is the best way to get a great taxi deal.
If you are driving, even better and there is plenty of parking on site.
Lost World Of Tambun Map
And here is a Lost World of Tambun park map:
We had a great time at this Lost World in Tambun theme park. It is very well presented with some great and interesting attractions, and the pool party is a great way to end any day.
Going back through my Lost World of Tambun review, I know I have many small criticisms. However, I want to emphasise that these are small and as long as you visit with the right expectations especially around thrilling rides, you’ll have a great time.
Many of the attractions do have an extra charge – I have noted where this is the case above, but we didn’t do anything that cost extra except the lazy river and still had a fun filled day.
I think the tickets to the park do represent good value as they are cheaper than parks of a similar size and quality so I did not feel ripped off… well until I wanted to use a locker and it started at RM20 for one entry!
The plus side is that this is a truly beautiful part of the world. It’s probably the best looking theme park I have ever been to especially considering the low entry price.
The surrounding limestone cliffs are just beautiful and they do make the name of the park very appropriate. I really did feel like I was in a lost world during my time here. A stunningly beautiful one!
We visited on a weekday during the school term and never lined up for anything and often felt like we had areas of the park to ourselves. There was some rain but it didn’t affect our visit.
So if you find yourself in the area and are looking for something fun to do, especially if you have kids, I highly recommend Sunway’s Lost World of Tambun theme park. It’s different to others we have been to and really great fun!
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Sharon is an Australian who has fallen in love with Malaysia! She explores Malaysia multiple times a year, often with her kids, and has previously lived in Penang.