The Kuching Wetlands national park lies 15km to the northwest of Kuching along the coast and was gazetted in 2002. It spans over a coastal area of estuaries and is composed of marine and freshwater ecosystems with mangroves. It is a natural breeding and nursery ground for fish and prawn species and covers an area of 170 km². Supposedly the Irrawaddy dolphin can be spotted here, but during our visit we were unable to see any, which did not surprise us because there is a heavy traffic of boats on the waterways of the area. The park is only accessible on a tour, which can be booked in Kuching.
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