Wonder Farm Mushroom in Taiping may be an interesting visit to some people. Others may not find it as interesting. After all, not everyone is a fan of mushrooms.
So, it’s worth reading about this place before you make your visit. However, one great thing about this place is that the site tours are very affordable and informative.
And they have some unique products for sale that you can bring home too.
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Getting To Wonder Farm Mushroom
Driving your own car is the most convenient way to get to Wonder Farm Mushroom in Taiping.
Because the farm/ factory is in a palm oil plantation out of town (20 minutes’ drive from Taiping).
That said, the road condition is still in good shape. We didn’t meet any large potholes or other obstacles during our drive into the plantation.
And it’s best to rely on a GPS app to get you here too as there are very few signboards for Wonder Farm Mushroom.
If you’re coming here from Ipoh, it takes a little more than an hour to reach Wonder Farm Mushroom.
Plan your Taiping day trip to either start or end with Wonder Farm Mushroom since the farm is not actually in Taiping.
Entrance Fees For Wonder Farm Mushroom
There are no entrance fees for Wonder Farm Mushroom.
Tours start from as little as RM3 per person too. You can purchase the tickets from the main visitor center.
This building is a few steps away from the side entrance and outside parking of Wonder Farm Mushroom.
Facilities At Wonder Farm Mushroom
Considering that tours are not the main source of income at Wonder Farm Mushroom:
They have the necessary facilities in place for visitors. And they are well-maintained too. Albeit dimly lit.
- Waiting lounge
- Gift shop
We did not see a prayer room during our visit, but they probably have one since they have Malay staff.
There is no on-site café or restaurant at Wonder Farm Mushroom.
Tours At Wonder Farm Mushroom
Tours are the main reason to visit Wonder Farm Mushroom.
These short tours around the farm take 20 to 30 minutes depending on how many questions you have for the staff. As well as the pace of your group.
Some of the staff speak English.
Each member of your party will receive a small packet of black fungus drink too.
During the tour, you won’t get to see the inside of the factory. But the tour takes you outside to where they prepare the soil mix for the mushrooms.
Later, the staff will bring you to the outdoor showroom where they have several different mushrooms growing out of bottles.
Staff will point out the different types of mushrooms, their harvesting periods and their uses.
The tour ends back at the gift shop where you purchase the tickets for the tours.
What To Buy (Souvenirs) At Wonder Farm Mushroom
In addition to the ticket counter, there are shelves with produce like:
- Mushroom drinks
- Dried mushrooms
- Noodles made from mushrooms
- Various face care products featuring mushrooms
Display cases house dried specimens of the most valuable mushrooms they grow at Wonder Farm Mushroom – namely, Tiger Milk mushrooms and Gano (Lingzhi) fungi. These are not for sale.
The main visitor building has toilets, plus space and seats set up for a briefing presentation (there were none during the tour).
There’s no air-conditioning in this building but it feels slightly cooler than outdoors on the factory grounds.
Review Of Wonder Farm Mushroom
What We Like:
- Well-trained, polite, and knowledgeable staff
- Affordable tour fees
- Clean toilets
- Interesting products for sale (at reasonable prices)
- Tour is insightful and we learned some interesting things about mushrooms
What We Do Not Like:
- Nothing else to do here besides join the tours or browse the gift shop
- Most of the tour is outdoors and it is hot during the afternoon
- Can’t access all parts of the farm/ factory (e.g., sterilized rooms)
Other Attractions Close To Wonder Farm Mushroom
You will not be spending hours at Wonder Farm Mushroom so you might want to include a few more places along with your visit here.
Most of these are in Taiping:
- Perak Museum
- Antong Coffee Factory
- Taiping Lake Gardens
- Taiping Zoo And Night Safari
And you’ll probably want to enjoy a nice air-conditioned café in Taiping after your visit to Wonder Farm Mushroom.
Wonder Farm Mushroom is not a must-visit attraction in Taiping since it is out of the way. The heat may be uncomfortable for some too.
But if you want to fill up some time in Taiping, it’s a reliable place to check out. Moreover, you don’t need to spend a lot during your visit here! And it is accessible if you have your own car.