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Attractions in Putrajaya – The man-made brilliance of Malaysia

Though not the capital, Putrajaya bears equal importance to Malaysia in terms of tourism. The man-made central city is visited by many thanks to the following attractions that prove to be unique.

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Putrajaya Botanical Garden

Starting your journey with glimpses of nature is an excellent way to boost your enthusiasm as a tourist. Among many paragons in the country is Putrajaya Botanical Garden which happens to be a favourite among tourists due to its abundance of flora and fauna. If your next travel destination is Putrajaya, don't forget to add this to your travel itinerary.

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Putra Mosque

The architectural brilliance – Putra Mosque is a house of worship revered and admired by locals and foreigners alike. Opened in 1999 and said to be the main mosque in the region, the mosque is visited by many not only in the spirit of religious reverence but also by those who want to admire its brilliant architecture. There are domes and minarets that add to the allure of the site. The establishment as a whole is built with rose-tinted granite.

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Putrajaya Lake

Famous for events like F1 Powerboat Championship, Asian Canoeing Championship, SEA games and Red Bull Air Race World Championship – Putrajaya Lake serves the locals as a site for picnics and jogging. In the evening, you can go for a bicycle ride or a walk and relax by the lake while enjoying the natural sceneries that surround it. If you are in luck, you might also be able to see water sports like surfing, boat races and jet skiing.

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Wetlands Park

Popular for the sightings of birds, the Wetlands Parks is the largest freshwater wetland which has turned out to be a significant tourist attraction. At the park, you can witness over 100 forms of bird life and other wetland inhabitants. Among the birds found at the park are Purple Swamphen, Swans, Jungle Fowls and Fish Owls. Also, you can make the trip an educational one by learning how the park works as a natural filtration system.

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Marina Putrajaya

There is more to it than being just a marina – it is also considered to be a tourist hotspot with plenty of tourists roaming around. The views of the lake are a great remedy for those who live a stressful, hectic life and want to enjoy the evening cool breeze and relax. You will also find a few cafes that offer delicious treats. You can pop into one of these cafes complimented by beautiful views of the lake to celebrate your loved one's birthday. The musical fountain, the indoor swimming pool and the water sports are other wonderful embellishments loved by both locals and tourists who visit the marina.

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Agricultural Heritage Park

All over Putrajaya are epitomes of Malaysian life. The Heritage Park is one of those epitomes where you can witness traditional Malaysian farming culture. You can see palm trees, rubber trees, herbs and cocoa. This is the perfect oasis for those who are tired of exhausting city life.

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Putrajaya International Convention Centre

Built in the shape of a Malay royal belt buckle, the convention centre is one of the main exhibition centres in the country. The construction works of the establishment began in 2001 and were completed in less than three years opening the centre to the public in 2004. There are banquet halls, galleries, shops and restaurants. For ease of travel, the place is surrounded by many hotels with the likes of Dorsett Putrajaya. If you want to host a conference, do a bit of shopping or grab a bite at one of the restaurants – you can stay at a hotel near PICC Putrajaya to travel back and forth without much time consumption.

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Alamanda Putrajaya

With over 150 retail outlets that sell designer clothes to electronic gadgets, Alamanda Putrajaya is one of the top shopping malls in Malaysia. For a bowling game, go to ARL Power Ball – to relax, go to Bamboo Walkway – to dine, you can drop in at Rasa Food Arena. In Alamanda Putrajaya, there is always something that catches everyone's fancy.