Putrajaya ~ The Parks
KL Visitors Guide


Putrajaya is labelled as the garden city with a modern look with 38% of the city's being set aside as landscaped green areas that consists of gardens, lakes and parks. There are 13 different parks ranging from botanical gardens to the main landscaped wetlands that contribute to its character.

The main ones are Agriculture Heritage Park (Taman Warisan Pertanian), Putrajaya Botanical Park and the Putrajaya Wetlands. These fascinating places have attracted a lot of visitors not only from the local but also an increasing number of foreigners.

Agriculture Heritage Park / Taman Warisan Pertanian
Visitors can sample fresh fruits and observe activities such as rubber tapping, latex collection, crop maintenance, fruits preservation and many others. Among the attractions here include the visitors' complex, an orchard, a herbs and spices track, a rubber plot and a viewing deck.

You can either walk round the park yourself, hire a guide or take a buggy ride if you don't like the look of the hilly pathways. Taman Warisan is divided up into various sections comprising tropical fruit trees (these are the park's main attraction), herbs and spices, commercial crops, palms and a rubber tree grove.

There are many fruit species growing here including jackfruit, rambutan, sapodilla, longan, durian, pomelo, mango, mangosteen, pulasan, dragon fruit, star fruit and others. Do note; you are not allowed to pick the fruits as you wander round.

It is quite educational with Signage in English and Malay that provides basic information on each fruit species including their health benefits. There is even a mini rice paddy field, oil palm and a rubber tree grove with their relevant information that one can earn about; for example, see how rubber is processed, from latex collection to the coagulation process and the rolling of rubber sheets.

Putrajaya Wetlands

The Wetland is believed to be the largest constructed freshwater wetlands in the tropics and is the first man-made wetland in Malaysia.

You will find an 18 metre lookout tower, plant nursery, nature trails, flamingo pond, picnic areas and of course the wet marshes.

The Wetlands is also a wildlife sanctuary which attracts most notably, several species of local marshland birds and water birds.

Birds including the Little Egret, the Little Green Heron and Cinnamon Bittern, and migratory birds from Northern Hemisphere have been spotted there.

The wetland have become a bird watchers haunt, as now there are more than 150 species of birds that could be found here.

At any one time, there are some 500 600 birds here, a handful of them are nesting all year round that could be seen throughout the year.

It seems some migratory birds have even stayed put and never left.


Putrajaya Botanical Park
The Putrajaya Botanical Garden covers an area over 92 hectares and is divided into three sections, namely The Flowers, Ornamental plants and Preservation & Research Centre.

The garden currently has more than 700 species of flowering plants, local plants as well as plants from the Asia-Pacific and Africa regions.

Not to be missed are the Canna Walk, Fern Garden, Floral Steps, African Collection, Tropical America Collection, Hibiscus Walk, Bougainvillea Tunnel, Pandanus Walk, Orchid Path, Palm Hill, Vine Garden, and Heliconia Trail. Educationists will be able to see many other species of plants at the research centre

Visitors wishing to experience more can go through the Visitors' Interpretative Centre (VIC), they can gain an educational knowledge of the plant world before proceeding to go into the garden. Visitors then move through the Explorer's Trail, Palm Hill, Floral Gardens, Sun Garden and the Lakeside.

Explorer's Trail - you will walk along the Canopy Bridge, where as you descend, you will see Heliconias plants such as bananas, Calatheas and the Traveller's Palm. Proceeding on and you will see Vine Garden where a variety of vines such as Tecomarias can be found here

Palm Hill - is the next theme that you will encounter. There are more than 50 species of palm trees. You will notice the Rattan, the Chinese Fan Palm and the Umbrella Leaf Palm as you walk up the slope.

Sun Gardens - as its name implies is a collection of plants that grow well in the bright sun. The flowers in this area react differently according to the time of the day.
Notice the Brunfelsia flower which changes its colour daily from purple to pink to white.

Floral Gardens - have a collection of plants from Africa, America and the Asia Pacific region.
The Flame Of The Forest and Plumbago are some of the species that originate from the African.

The Peacock Flower and Frangipani come from the American region. The ficus tree from the region of Asia Pacific is a major source of food for the wildlife in Asia.

Lakeside - has a collection of Ixora and Hibiscus. The Pandanus plants which have long, narrow,piny leaves and stilt roots can be seen here. There are also the Cannas with colourful and big flowers. As the trail comes near the end, you will be able to see the ferns that have been said to be in existence for more than 200 million years.

Note -
*This Botanical Gardens is open daily but closed on Mondays.
*Operating Hours: 10am - 6pm (weekdays) / 10am - 7pm (weekends).
*Admission is free
*The Botanical Gardens are in the heart of the city close to the Istana Melawati (royal palace) and within walking distance of the Putrajaya Shangri-La Hotel. Plenty of parking is available.

Another superb place of interest located here is the exquisite Moroccan Pavilion which you can visit for a minimal fee.

Putrajaya ~ Places to Visit

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Putrajaya ~ The Landmarks

Putrajaya ~ The Bridges

Putrajaya ~ The Parks

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Best Way to Visit - Putrajaya Tour

Different Tour options that allow you to do sightseeing and visits, go on the lake cruise or even an evening tour with seafood dinner and a night lake cruise.



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