Lubuk Timah Hot Spring (Pusat Rekreasi Lubuk Timah) is located just 15 km from Ipoh City and it is a hidden gem and its waters were once used for tin mining in the early 20th century. This area is suitable for taking fresh air, relaxing and for a picnic during weekends. The hot spring can be reached by using Simpang Pulai – Cameron Highland Road (Route 185) near the Simpang Pulai Toll Plaza.
The reservoir may have long silted up, but water still flows over the dam on both sides, forming two waterfalls further in after two serene pools of natural hot springs. The open hot spring pool located just by the river is clean and well-maintained. There are 3 pools which has different degrees of heat. You have to be cautious if you want to put your foot in the hottest pool as it is very hot. There are also waterfall if you want to cool your body after the hot bath.
After several months of closure and reopening by the new management in 2013, there are no Leptospirosis (penyakit kencing tikus) case recorded here. Since under new management by Pusat Rekreasi Lubuk Timah Sdn Bhd (PRELUT) in August 2013, all facilities such as multi-purpose hall, prayer hall and bathroom are upgraded for visitors. There are also plan to add more public amenities such as chalets, hostels, a multi-purpose hall, restaurants and a children’s playground. The park is clearly signposted on the trunk road. Open from 8.00 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. everyday.
- Waterfalls and hot spring pools
- Horse ride
- Hot bath
- Horse ride
- Airwheel (Coming Soon)
- Hawker stalls
- Rental rest huts
- Horse ride track
- Information stall
- Prayer room
- Multi-purpose hall
FEE & ACCOMMODATION
- Open Hour: 8.00 a.m. – 6.30 p.m.
- Parking: Free
- Adult – RM3
- Children – RM1.50
- Senior Citizen – RM1.50
- Horse ride: RM10/round
- Toilet: Free
- Multi-purpose hall: –
- Rental rest hut: RM20-60/day (walk-in only)
- Attire: No restriction but please use decent clothes (ex: t-shirt, shorts)
For more updates, please refer to Pusat Rekreasi Lubuk Timah Facebook Page.
Photo credit to Pusat Rekreasi Lubuk Timah Facebook Page.
From NORTH/SOUTH by E1 PLUS highway, take EXIT 137 Simpang Pulai. After toll plaza, turn right onto Route 1 heading for Ipoh. Then, at the first intersection, turn right onto Route 185 heading for Cameron Highland. Follow the road for about 5.5 km until you can see a sign to Lubuk Timah Hot Spring on your left.
Turn left and follow the road for about 750 m then you will see the hot spring entrance.
From Ipoh by Federal Route 1, follow the road heading for Simpang Pulai. On the intersection to Cameron Highland, turn left heading for Cameron Highland. Follow the road for about 5.5 km until you can see a sign to Lubuk Timah Hot Spring on your left. Turn left and follow the road for about 750 m then you will see the hot spring entrance.
From KL Sentral Station take ETS for Ipoh to KTM Ipoh Station. After arrived at the station, walk about 500 m to Medan Kidd Ipoh Bus Station. Take bus Perak Transit No. 66 (blue colour) heading for Kampar to Kampung Simpang Pulai Bus Stop. After arrived at the bus stop, take a taxi to Lubuk Timah Hot Spring for a journey about 6 km that takes about 10 minutes. Alternatively, you can take a taxi all the way from KTM Ipoh Station.
Pusat Rekreasi Lubuk Timah
Address: 8, Pusat Rekreasi Lubuk Timah, Jalan Keramat Pulai, Kampung Kepayang, 31300 Ipoh, Perak
Tel: 013-590 1690 (Cik Hafizah) / 013-433 5361 (En. Fansuri)
Website: http://www.pusatrekreasilubuktimah.com (under maintainance)
Facebook Page: Pusat Rekreasi Lubuk Timah