The pink-domed Putra Mosque is constructed with rose-tinted granite and can accommodate 15,000 worshippers at any one time. The basement wall of the mosque resembles that of the King Hassan Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco.
The mosque consists of three main functional areas – the prayer hall, the Sahn, or courtyard, and various learning facilities and function rooms. The prayer hall is simple and elegant, supported by 12 columns. The highest point below the dome is 250 feet above ground level.
The Sahn, landscaped with several decorative water features and bordered by colonnades, provides a huge yet welcoming and beautiful prayer space.
Its impressive minaret is influenced by the design of the Sheikh Omar Mosque in Baghdad. At 116m, it is one of the tallest minarets in the region and has five tiers, representing the Five Pillars of Islam.
At the lakeside, you are able to rent a kayak or rowboat for a gentle cruise on the lake. Late afternoon or early evening, when the weather has cooled down, is the best time for this activity.
How to get there
Parkmay (Cityliner No. 868) goes through Sinar Kota-Komuter Serdang-Putrajaya-Cyberjaya every 20 minutes Sepang Omnibus (No. 536B) Route : Sepang-Banting-Dengkil-Cyberjaya-Putrajaya Frequency : Every 3 hours; Kenderaan Kelang-Banting (No.131) uses Kelang-Banting-Dengkil-Cyberjaya-Putrajaya every 2 hours Sum Omnibus (No. 186) goes through Kajang Terminal Bus-UNITEN-Putrajaya-Cyberjaya every 1 – 2 hours (Putrajaya Internal Nadi Putra bus services are available at 50 sen per ride).
Catch the ERL train towards the KLIA airport from KL’s Sentral station. Express Rail Link (ERL) Route: KL Sentral/Bandar Tasik Putrajaya/Cyberjaya/Salak Tinggi/KLIA Frequency : every half hour (peak hours) every hour (off peak hours).
To be perfectly honest, taking a public bus to and from Putrajaya, especially if you’re staying in faraway KL, is extremely impractical. Your best bet is to hire a car or a taxi for the day to better explore Putrajaya.
Putrajaya has a few 4 and 5-star hotels in the area.