Dengkil is a state-constituency (mukim) in Sepang, Selangor, Malaysia. It is sandwiched between Cyberjaya, on the north part of Dengkil, and Salak Tinggi on the south. It used to be an area that is filled with thick jungles, quiet and isolated but thanks to the developments happening in Putrajaya and Cyberjaya, Dengkil's economy has been developing rather rapidly. It is also the home for one of the Universiti Teknologi Mara foundation centres.
Driving up to Dengkil is the easiest way to get there with the trip taking about half an hour from Kuala Lumpur City Centre via Lebuhraya Kuala Lumpur - Putrajaya, the fastest route.
It is also possible to take a train, the KLIA transit, with the stop being in Putrajaya and from there, take a taxi or a bus to Dengkil for a 10 kilometre trip.
An eco-park, managed by the Department of Wildlife and National Parks, located about 20 minutes from Putrajaya. As it being close to Putrajaya, people sometimes get confused with another wetland, the Putrajaya Wetland - which is a park with a lake. The Paya Indah Wetlands in Dengkil offers a lot more than the Putrajaya Wetlands.
This place used to be a mining land before the government rehabilitated it. With a huge area covering more than 3,000 hectares, this is definitely the place to go if floras and faunas are your cup of tea. The floras flourish and the faunas are great in numbers. This is one of the wetlands that has lakes, marshes and tropical forest in its vicinity with hundreds of aquatic animal species, birds, and some mammals.
The eco-park is divided into three areas. First is the recreation area. This is the only place that is open to walk-in publics. Here in this zone, it is accessible by car or foot. Do take a walk in this area to enjoy the scenery, the floras and faunas of the wetlands. The recreational area is also suitable for bird watching, riding a bicycle, do some photography and the highlight of the place, watching and observing hippopotamus that lives near the lakes. The semi-aquatic animal usually comes up to land during the feeding hour, which is at ten in the morning, for thirty minutes at the Hippo Lake.
Apart from the hippopotamus feeding, there is also crocodile feeding activity, just after the hippo. The crocs will be feeding in public just half an hour after the hippo, but only during the weekends.
There is also a Lookout Tower in the Recreation area. It was built in 2011, giving the visitors a full view of the wetlands.
The other two, the Education and the Conservation and Research area, are required to be booked up to three weeks in advance. These two also have entrance fee, about RM120 for four hours, with a limited number of people, about a dozen, per group entering these two areas. There will be a tour guide showing the visitors around these two limited areas. Do contact the wetland centre for further information for a trip at their limited zones.
Located just beside Dengkil state-constituency, in Putrajaya, this is one of the best attractions in the area. It is a ceremonial bridge, opened in the year 2003, crosses the Putrajaya lake. It is a beautifully designed arch bridge, with the Islamic and modern theme, complementing the theme surrounding the Prime Minister's Office in Putrajaya. It has a span of 120-metres long, and 60-metres wide, with six traffic lanes, three in each direction. This bridge leads to the Putrajaya International Convention Centre at the end, and Heritage Square at the other end.