This Spot In Malaysia Has A Cold Waterfall & Hot Spring Pools All In One Place


Cover image via OrangPerak & @gtrotternet (Instagram)

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If you're looking for a place to spend time with the family, look no further.

Just a 30-minute drive from Ipoh city is a recreational centre that's the perfect holiday destination for a short getaway.

Whether you're stopping by on the way to Cameron Highlands, Ipoh, or just want a mini trip, Lubuk Timah Hot Spring (Pusat Rekreasi Lubuk Timah) is an enjoyable place for both young and old.

The main feature is the waterfall that flows into a large stream, with shallow areas for children to play.

Certain parts are slightly deeper where adults can also enjoy a refreshing dip.

Image via OrangPerak

The waterfall itself is next to a dam at the top of a hill, and it can get pretty aggressive during the monsoon season. The dam will overflow during this time, forming what some call 'mini Niagara Falls'.

The waters are usually pristine throughout the year, except when it rains and it gets slightly murkier.

According to Ipoh Echo, the dam was originally built to generate electricity for tin mining during the British colonial area. It was eventually abandoned prior to it becoming a recreational centre today.

One unique feature about the park is that there are several small, shallow hot spring pools located next to the stream. So you and your family can enjoy the best of both worlds!

Image via GoKelah

There are also other activities within the vicinity, such as horse riding, ATVs, and archery

The ATVs are specifically for kids, while the two miniature horses available for riding are also said to be only for children due to their small stature. 

Although you can just spend the whole day here, there are options to stay longer with several chalets in the area to rent.

You can also rent a gazebo for the day for around RM50 to RM70 each. They are located next to the stream, and each one comes with a fan and two plug points.

Optionally, there are pondoks for RM10 each. Parking lots, public restrooms, and prayer rooms are also available.

Image via GoKelah

Lubuk Timah Recreational Park is in Simpang Pulai, Perak. You can head there as long as you're fully vaccinated and follow standard operating procedures.

Admission ticket prices are as follows:
– RM5 per adult
– RM3 per child
– RM3 per senior citizen (aged 60 and above)

Please keep the premises clean at all times and leave nothing but footprints behind.

If you'd like to see more of the place, check out the video below:

Pusat Rekreasi Lubuk Timah, Jalan Keramat Pulai,
Kampung Kepayang, 31300 Ipoh, Perak

Opening hours:

8am - 6.30pm (Daily)

To find out more, visit their Facebook or contact them on WhatsApp. You can find Google Map directions below.

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