Putra Mosque 22 Nov 2009

Posted: November 24, 2009 in Travel

IMG_0691 Putra Mosque steals the limelight as one of the must sees when in Putrajaya. Three quarter of the beautiful dusky pink mosque floats on Putrajaya Lake, at a choice location that can be easily accessed by congregants and other visitors.

The architecture of the mosque is commendable. It reflects the evolution of mosque designs in Malaysia, with its Islamic-inspired architecture taking into account traditional design elements and craftsmanship, local materials and weather conditions.

IMG_0699 The mosque is modelled after Persian Islamic architecture of the Safavid period with several elements derived from other Muslim cultures.

The main entrance to the mosque is patterned after gates to public buildings in Muslim Persia. The building was constructed mainly with rose-tinted granite, which is offset by brown-stained cengal woodwork to enhance the decorative features on the doors, windows and panels.

In addition, the mosque boasts three main functional areas such as the Prayer Hall, the Sahn or courtyard, with the minaret and learning facilities and function rooms.

We are unable to go in, but it is really nice architecture…

Source from www.virtualmalaysia.com & www.cuti.com.my

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