Malaysia

Putra Mosque

Ornate patterns in pink and white make this massive mosque a modern monument with a multitude of cultural influences.

About

Completed in 1999, the Putra Mosque sits next to the Malaysian Prime Minister’s office on a man-made lake. From a distance visitors first see the 116m minaret, which is one of the tallest in the region and inspired by the Sheikh Omar Mosque in Baghdad. The minaret’s five tiers represent the Five Pillars of Islam. From the large square in front, visitors are treated to views of the mosque’s famed pink dome with an ornate white overlay inspired by Safavid architecture from Iran. The mosque’s interior is equally ornate and can house a whopping 15,000 faithful. Keep an eye out for the basement wall, which is styled after the King Hassan Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco. Non-Muslim visitors are welcomed outside of prayer times, and appropriate attire is required (robes are provided).

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CountryMalaysia
Local time6:11 PM GMT+8
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