Putra Mosque is based on a central asian islamic design with a distinctive persian dome and a 116m minaret, This mosque is inspired by the design of the skeikh omar mosque in Baghdad . It can accomadetes more than 15,000 devotees init.
Putrajaya is the new administrative centre of the malaysian governament, taking the capital city away from Kuala Lumpur , leaving Kuala Lumpur as the country's financial and commercial capital. Moving the national administrative machinery from Kuala Lumpur to Putrajaya is in line with the Government's policy to provide a more balanced development away from Kuala Lumpur. It is a decision motivated by life in Kuala Lumpur and ensure continued growth in the Klang Valley.
Putrajaya is open to the public from 9a.m. to 5 p.m. daily including Sundays. You cannot miss Masjid Putra (Putra Mosque), Dataran Putra (with a view of the new Prime Minister's Department), and the new Seri Perdana (Prime Minister's official residence).
The most beautiful side of this area is the space, it's wide, opened and so you really feel away from the high bulidling prison of KL.The view of the Mosque on the river is simply amazing!
It is about 1 hour from the city centre.
We arrived late to the Sentral Station to take the train to Putrajaya with a package promotion, the ticket and a tourism tour to the city, (You have to arrive before 11 a.m., but I’m not sure if this package is every day or not) so we took the train (15 RM return), and arrived to the station which seemed to be a bus terminal, so we asked for a tour but wasn’t any, then we took a bus for a little ride around the city. Beautiful city, very modern buildings, bridges, streets, posts, lamps, a beautiful lake and gardens throughout the city. There is not traffic, no commercial city, didn’t see any store or restaurant or bar or hardware store, nothing, just buildings, public offices, ah!, and a shopping mall called Alamanda with a Carrefour inside and some good stores and a food court mostly with local food, but seemed good and well presented.
It's around 20 kilometer from KL. Putrajaya is a new government areas where most of government service departments are found here. It's also a really nice area, very neat and tidy site. These days, Putrajaya is also one of the tourists visited area.
You'll never miss this building when you're in Putrajaya. The architecture of this pink dome mosque mostly from Arabian and Mid Western County.
The main entrance to the mosque is patterned after the gates of Persia.
Next to the mosque is a food court, where we can enjoy the view of the city.
We had only 4 hours transit in KL airport before our next flight, we're lucky when a sister of my friend picked us up at the airport and took us around to Putrajaya.
It took no more than 30 minutes via highway to get there.
It was so stunning, really a masterpiece of planding and developing a city. Row of buildings, artificial lake and bridges makes a picturesque view.
All is so manage, clean, quiet, no traffic at all even on mid day, I feel it's too perfect, so I think this city needs a litle 'human touch'.
(this reminds me of some Hollywood movies about 'a too perfect city' and the people turned out to be robot :-)).
We had lunch and get back to airport.
This 45 minutes cruise passes Putrajaya landmarks and buildings. Price included complimentary drink and Putrajaya landmarks souvenir map.
Cruise departs hourly from 1.00pm – 6.00pm on Monday –Friday and from
11.00am – 7.00pm on weekend and holidays
Price: Adult – RM 30.00 per person
Child – RM 20.00 per person (12 years and below)
Dondang Sayang Perahu ride
This traditional boat offers a romantic way to see Putrajaya. It takes about 25 minutes for the cruise.
Price: Adult – RM 20.00 per person
Child – RM 12.00 per person (12 years and below)
How to get to Putrajaya
25 minutes on KLIA Transit from KL Sentral to Putrajaya ERL station.
20 minutes Rapid KL bus or Metrobus from Kota Raya bus stop
By taxi of car
30 minutes from KL city.
Putrajaya is half an hour's drive away from Kuala Lumpur.
Should be worth a visit - it's ultra modern city -- the new administrative centre of Malaysia. Many people can't seem to leave Kuala Lumpur for this new place though, and so K Lumpur is still the place to be !
If Paris has its Champs Elysee, and Buenos Aires has its 9 de Julio Avenue, and Washington has its Washington Mall, Putrajaya has its Putrajaya Boulevard. The boulevard is 4.2km long and this is where we celebrate our National Day parade and other festive activities.
Night time is when you can actually see the great view of Putrajaya where its litted with lights and also some amazing breath taking sight. But bare in mind go with friends who actually do have transportation and get lost there... no problem at all..
Make sure you go around the bridges in Putrajaya at night. It's amazing architecture is to die for and will left ya wondering how on earth they joined it together. Also check out the bulding like the Palace of Justice and also few others.
Oh yeah for those of you who just love snapping photos... its heaven on earth
p.s: be there before 12 midnight cause if you go after that, too bad u cant go in anymore and hafta wait till the next day.
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