Putra Mosque (Pink Mosque), Putrajaya, KL

August 13, 2018 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Hi guys, welcome back to a quick blog post about the Putra Mosque or Pink Mosque in Putrajaya

A popular tourist attraction, Putra Mosque is a large pink mosque in Putrajaya that's open to tourists as well. I didn't know anything about it before going there (it was my friend Bokoaz' idea to drop by), but I so regret not coming earlier! The place is huge and you can take so many nice pictures, but since we were strapped for time, I only managed to get a few snaps.

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Persiaran Persekutuan, Presint 1, 62502 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya

My group and I actually visited the Astaka Morocco before coming here, and we decided to drop by and check it out after my friend Bokoaz suggested it since it was quite near. Our Grab ride from Astaka Morocco to Putra Mosque was only RM7, but from Putra Mosque to Bangsar it cost us around RM55 (with no surging)

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It's near the Perdana Putra and directly in front of Putra Square, so if you have a little more time on your hands you can go around these two attractions and take awesome shots there as well.

My pictures of the mosque don't do it enough justice because the place was just huge! It's actually my first time visiting a mosque (after almost 10 years of living here in Malaysia lol) and I have to say I was very impressed.

Tourists are only allowed to enter for a certain period of time since prayers still take place during the day. We managed to join the last session/opening which was from 5.30pm to 6pm. Also, since it is a place of worship, you will be provided a robe to cover up as well.

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I posted some snaps of us wearing the robe on Instagram and the most replied thing to me was if we were in Hogwarts or if we were getting ready to play Quidditch haha

To enter the mosque, you'll be asked to remove your shoes:

Tourists are only allowed to go till they're about halfway in, and only Muslims are allowed to enter the other half:

I've always found Muslim architecture to be very beautiful. It's very pattern/math oriented and the decor is usually very detailed. Living in Malaysia, you get to see a lot of patterns but I think the most intricate and beautiful ones are the ones found in mosques!

The place is massive and beautiful! Similar to Astaka Morocco, it has an Arabian/Middle Eastern/foreign vibe to it as well.

The highlight that everyone takes pictures of here is the huge dome, which (aside from being pink on the outside) actually contains lots of intricate patterns on the inside as well.

To be honest I was quite apprehensive with taking pictures because I didn't know if it would be disrespectful to take pics/selfies inside a mosque. However, there was a lady who was like a guard/lookout, and she was encouraging some Japanese & Chinese tourists to take pictures, so I guess it was okay? Even the real guards were pretty chill and didn't mind the tourists who were posing/taking pics as long as they were quiet.

Here's a shot of the entrance archway from the inside looking out:

And here's a pic of the mosque's pillar:

The place was very serene and (save from a few Chinese tourists) was generally very quiet and calm. Like Astaka Morocco, I recommend coming during weekdays if you want to avoid the crowd (but considering we went on a Friday, the crowd was still pretty okay).

And that's it for this post, I hope you guys liked it! (Although it's quite short haha). If you know of any interesting spots in KL (or Malaysia) for me to explore, do let me know in the comments below!

See you guys in the next post!

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