The Paya Indah Wetland, Selangor was a tin and sand mine previously. Its address is Km 4, Jalan Dengkil-Banting, 43800 Dengkil, Selangor. In 1997, the mining activities stopped. Restoration converted the area into a nature park. Paya Indah means beautiful swamp in Malay, reflecting Malaysia’s commitment to conserving and protecting natural habitats.
Paya Indah Wetland, Selangor is divided into three areas. They are the recreation zone, the education zone and the conservation zone. In the recreation zone, it is home to two hippos which are gifts from Botswana. The hippos spend much of their time semi-submerged in the lake. Visitors can experience hippo feeding at 10 am daily. After which, visitors can feed the hippos’ neighbours, the crocodiles at 11 am during weekends. Other activities within Paya Indah Wetland includes cycling, fishing and kayaking. There is also a lookout tower, where visitors can get a bird’s eye view of the eco-park.
Opening hours of Paya Indah Wetland, Selangor
Paya Indah Wetland, Selangor is open every day from 730 am to 7 pm. Visitors can access the two other zones on guided tours by local guides. However, advance booking is required. It cost RM120 for a maximum of 12 guests each time. Chalets are also available to spend a quiet weekend in nature! The eco-park is now growing into a precious nature site where future generations get to experience and enjoy. Take a sneak preview of what to expect at the park below!
Paya Indah Wetland, Selangor is pivotal in Malaysia’s efforts in the restoration of degraded areas and conservation of natural resources. Love Paya Indah Wetland? We found four other nature sites with its unique features for the nature lovers. Take a look at the Batu Caves, Pulau Ketam, the Kanching Falls and the Broga Hill to find out more about each place!
Photos Credit: Anything Lily