Standing at 116m in height, the minaret of the Putra Mosque is the highest in the region. It has five tiers, representing the five pillars of Islam.
One of the most famous landmarks in Putrajaya, this mosque is distinguished by its magnificent pink dome. It is constructed with rose-tinted granite and inspired by some of the world?s most famous mosques. The basement wall resembles the King Hassan Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco while the minaret is designed after the Sheikh Omar Mosque in Baghdad.
The mosque is located on the edge of Putrajaya Lake in the heart of the city next to Dataran Putra. Construction was officially completed on 1 September 1999 at a cost of around RM250 million. It is named after the first Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tungku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj.
The main dome and smaller domes are made from pink granite and are intricately embellished. Putra Mosque is made up of three main areas; the Sahn or courtyard, the prayer hall as well as the function room. Visitors should be dressed appropriately. Beautifully landscaped with decorative water features and bordered by colonnades, the Sahn or courtyard of Putra Mosque is a sight to behold.
Non-Muslims are welcome to visit the mosque but its primary role of course is not as a tourist attraction but as a working place of worship for Putrajaya's Muslim community. Non-Muslims are permitted to visit outside of prayer times. There is no admission charge.
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