Inside the Pink Mosque in Putrajaya – Half-Day Trip from Kuala Lumpur

Going inside the Pink Mosque in Putrajaya is one experience you’ll never forget too soon. It’s incredibly stunning in there! Yep! If you are looking for an Instagrammable content in Putrajaya (Malaysia), you should start discovering the new city from here. In fact, all the things/places I wanted to see are just around this area. I didn’t really venture far from here because I was only here for a half day.

Inside the Pink Mosque in Putrajaya - Half-Day Trip from Kuala Lumpur
Inside the Pink Mosque in Putrajaya – Half-Day Trip from Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

How to Get There: Kuala Lumpur to Putrajaya

Let me be clear – I didn’t join a tour to Putrajaya. I did it myself by taking a train. It’s really pretty easy and you don’t even have to bother a lot of people to ask for directions. 🙂

Inside the Pink Mosque in Putrajaya - Half-Day Trip from Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
Inside the Pink Mosque in Putrajaya – Half-Day Trip from Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia).

I started at the KL Sentral Station which was a bit crowded due to the morning rush hour. I bought a ticket for RM7 and the attendant directed me where to go down and which platform I should stand. The train came on time – and 18 minutes later, I arrived at my destination. However, the bus schedule from Putrajaya station to the mosque was not the one expected. There was an hour interval and I just missed the latest one by 3 minutes! So, instead of waiting, I decided to take a Grab taxi to Putra Mosque.

Inside the Putra Masjid

As soon as I got off the taxi, I was already impressed by its facade.

Inside the Pink Mosque in Putrajaya - Half-Day Trip from Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia).
Inside the Pink Mosque in Putrajaya – Half-Day Trip from Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia).

Putra Masjid commands attention and invitation to see what she has to offer inside.

Inside the Pink Mosque in Putrajaya - Half-Day Trip from Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia).
Putrajaya is the “new” capital where federal/national government offices are located.

The Pink Mosque is, undoubtedly, Putrajaya’s most photographed landmark.

Putra Masjid Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
Things to do in Putra Jaya.

After paying for the entrance fee, an attendant handed me a robe with a hood to cover my exposed flesh.

Things to do in Putra jaya Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
Things to do in Putrajaya

The Putra Mosque is inspired from Persian Islamic artchitecture.

Tourist attractions in Kuala Lumpur day trip
Putra Jaya can be explored in half a day from Kuala Lumpur.

If you observe its patterns keenly, you will notice that they are a mix of other Muslim designs/cultures worldwide.

Putra Masjid Kuala Lumpur
The locals call this mosque as Putra Masjid.

Of course, it is also infused with Malaysian motif.

Tourist attractions in Kuala Lumpur
Tourist attractions in Kuala Lumpur

As you can see, the colour pink is not only visible on its facade but also inside.

Day trip from Kuala Lumpur
A Day Trip from Kuala Lumpur

The arches, the dome, the columns and every small details of this structure are finely executed.

Tourist attractions in Kuala Lumpur
Tourist attractions in Kuala Lumpur

Once you are done inside, go around the mosque and enjoy the river views.

Tourist attractions in Kuala Lumpur
Tourist attractions in Kuala Lumpur

Unfortunately, visitors aren’t allowed to roam the prayer hall. They set up a fence where they can stand take photos.

Inside the Pink Mosque in Putrajaya
One of the most beautiful mosques I’ve visited.

During prayer times, visitors have to wait outside until it’s over.

Dome mosque
It’s pink from outside to inside.

Where to Stay: Hotel in Kuala Lumpur with a SkyPool Overlooking the City’s Skyline

I stayed at Expressionz Suites by V&C near downtown Kuala Lumpur. I wrote a request to the hotel staff to give me a room with views of the city. And yay, I got what I wanted! I could see the city’s skyline right from my bed. My suite is clean and it has its own washing machine! The breakfast was good – offering both Malaysian and western food. But most of all, the main hotel amenity that everyone wants to check out is the Sky Pool! You won’t regret looking at the fantastic views here while in your wet swimwear.

Read my full review of Expressionz Hotel here.

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