Posted by anak wilayah on December 29, 2009
The heart of Putrajaya is dominated by 650 hectares of water called Putrajaya Lake. This beautiful backdrop of the city was constructed as a natural cooling system whilst providing a clean environment for recreational activities. And within the lake a wetland was constructed, which is one of Putrajaya’s popular tourist attractions. The wetlands can be divided in to two areas, one called Taman Wetland and the other Lake Recreational Centre.
The marshes and swamps of Taman Wetland have attracted and preserved many indigenous species of plants, fish and birds, enhancing the biological diversity. The Nature Interpretation Centre based at the entrance to the wetlands serves as a rich source of information on plant life and the inhabitants of the wetlands. Enjoy the birds eye view from the 25 meter high tower found at the Nature Interpretation Centre. There are two trails available to be followed, each with information boards along the way. The Flamingo
Pond found at the Taman Wetlands is also a pleasurable sight to see. Bird lovers can be on the look out for several species of marshland and water birds in the likes of Little Egrets, Cinnamon Bittern and Little Green Herons and many more.
The wetlands has proved to be a wildlife sanctuary, and believed to be the largest in the tropics. Visitors are encouraged to explore this popular tourist attraction in Putrajaya by walking or by renting a bicycle. The wetlands are also wheel-chair accessible, with several picnic spots dotting the area. The Lake Recreational Centre is a water sport recreational area, ideal for fishing, canoeing, kayaking, picnics and so much more.
Enjoy the tranquility of Taman Wetland and the excitement of Lake Recreational Centre on your next trip to Putrajaya. Giving you prime location to experience the best of the city is Putrajaya Shangri-La, a hotel that ensures comfort and elegance goes hand in hand to create a magical experience for discerning guests.