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Masjid Putra (Putra Mosque)

Putrajaya, Malaysia

Next to the Malaysian Prime Minister’s office stands this rose-colored mosque. 


The center of Malaysia’s government, about 25 miles away from Kuala Lumpur, the city of Putrajaya sits between the capital and Kuala Lumpur International Airport. This is where the Perdana Putra, the building that contains the Prime Minister’s office complex is located facing the Putrajaya Lake. Next to this gorgeous building is another structure derived from a rose-colored dream.

Completed in 1997, the Putra Mosque was crafted with unique with rose-tinted granite and can host more than 10,000 worshippers at a time. The mosque consists of three main functional areas. Inside is a simple yet elegant prayer hall, the Sahn (courtyard), and various learning facilities. Its 380 feet (116-meter) tall minaret is one of the tallest in the region. Influenced by the design of the Sheikh Omar Mosque in Baghdad, the structure is a beautiful marriage between traditional Malay and Middle Eastern architectural styles.

The Putra Mosque is one of the few pink mosques in the world. However, it’s not as well-known as the Nasir-ol-Mulk Mosque in Iran or the mosque found in the Philippines, and not as pink as either. Still, this pastel pink-domed mosque’s delicate features are a sight to behold.

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Hours are from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday-Saturday. 

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May 13, 2020

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