Putrajaya Wetlands is believed to be the largest constructed freshwater wetlands in the tropics. It covers a total area of 200 hactares (3.35 km²). Putrajaya Wetlands consists of 24 wetland cells, Wetlands Park (Taman Wetland) and other wetlands areas. The wetlands is also a wildlife sanctuary that attracts a huge variety of animals to its combined terrestrial-aquatic wetland environment.
The Putrajaya Wetlands is also the first man-made wetland in Malaysia. The wetlands has an 18-metre lookout tower, a plant nursery, nature trails, a flamingo pond, picnic areas as well as other interesting attractions.
Several species of local marshland birds and water birds including the Little Egret, the Little Green Heron and Cinnamon Bittern, and migratory birds from the northern hemisphere have been spotted here. Binoculars will come in handy for bird-watching. Visitors can also enjoy a leisurely walk, jog or cycle along its bicycle track.
Putrajaya Wetlands is divided into 2 components - Taman Wetland Putrajaya and the Lake Recreational Centre. Taman Wetland Putrajaya is very much the public face of the wetlands and serves as a gateway to Putrajaya Wetlands while the Lake Recreational Centre serves as a recreational spot.