Sunday, 17 May 2015

Masjid Putra or the Pink Mosque of Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur

To have the best view on the Putra Mosque, our taxi dropped us of on the Persiaran Perdana bridge. Just above the water we see the little tourist boats in front of the majestic pink mosque with its tall minaret. In front of the mosque is a big roundabout with fountains, walking promenades, shops and restaurants.

The interior of the mosque is also pink and just blowed us away. The details are amazing and hosts keep the public away from the center of the main hall. This gives everyone the opportunity to see the whole mosque. The dome, chandeliers and glass work are impressive.

Be aware that tourists are not allowed inside during praying hours but after that everyone is welcome and no entrance fee has to be paid. This very young mosque completed in 1999 has a capacity of 15.000 worshippers. For us this is the second most impressive mosque we have seen, our favorite is still the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi.

Om het beste zicht op de Putra Moskee te hebben vroegen we de taxi ons af te droppen op de Persiaran Perdana brug. Juist boven het water hangende zien we enkele kleine toeristenbootjes op de voorgrond van de roze moskee. Op het rondpunt voor de moskee staan fonteinen, wandelpaden winkels en restaurants.

Het interieur van de moskee is ook roze en verblufte ons. De details zijn ongelooflijk en de gastheren hielden het publiek weg van het midden van de gebedshal. Dit geeft iedereen de mogelijkheid de volledige moskee te zien. De koepel, lusters en het sierglas zijn indrukwekkend. 

Toeristen zijn echter niet toegelaten tijdens de gebedssessies maar daarna is iedereen welkom en de inkom is gratis. Deze jonge moskee werd geopend in 1999 en biedt plaats aan 15.000 gelovigen. Voor ons is dit de tweede mooiste moskee die we ooit hebben gezien, onze favoriet blijft echter de Sjeik Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi. 
 
Masjid Putra Kuala Lumpur

Masjid Putra Kuala Lumpur

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Masjid Putra Kuala Lumpur fountains

Masjid Putra Kuala Lumpur

Masjid Putra Kuala Lumpur

Masjid Putra Kuala Lumpur dome

Masjid Putra Kuala Lumpur pink mosque

Masjid Putra Kuala Lumpur

Masjid Putra Kuala Lumpur

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Masjid Putra Kuala Lumpur glass

Masjid Putra Kuala Lumpur

Masjid Putra Kuala Lumpur

Masjid Putra Kuala Lumpur

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13 comments:

  1. a BIG wowww, really breathtaking! thanks for the tour!

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  2. On the bridge facing the other side is the 'Masjid besi' (Steel mosque). Evening blue hour are best times.

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  3. shame on me. I stay in Malaysia and yet have not been in there

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  4. Well shown, Filip




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  5. That is something for sure, I do like it. Beautiful clear photos, well done.

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  6. The pink mosque is really beautiful - I do like Asian architecture

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  7. Wow. What incredible designs, it's all so artful and stunningly inviting.

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  8. wat is dit mooi, jullie zijn toch wel begenadigd om zulke mooie dingen te mogen zien.

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  10. Looks like you got some spam. This is am amazing building.

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  11. Really beautiful. I love this purp (red) color.
    Hugs

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  12. prachtige moskee, adembenemend
    heel mooie foto's!

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