Visit Malaysia: Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque, Putrajaya, Malaysia

Putrajaya is one of the federal territories in Malaysia, the other 2 being Kuala Lumpur and Labuan. While Kuala Lumpur is the nation’s capital, Putrajaya, on the other hand, is the seat of the federal government i.e. the federal government administrative centre.

The facade of the Putrajaya Corporation building...
The facade of the Putrajaya Corporation building…

Being a well-planned city, the design of the buildings and the roads are slightly different from the rest of the country.

Main boulevard in Putrajaya...
Main boulevard in Putrajaya…

The supreme court of the land, the Federal Court is located in a building named the Palace of Justice. The Court of Appeal is also located in the same building.

The Palace of Justice...
The Palace of Justice…

But this entry is actually to highlight one of the 2 main mosques here in Putrajaya. The mosque is the Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque, named after the 13th King of Malaysia.

The pathway leading to the mosque... The mosque is the one in the background...
The pathway leading to the mosque… The mosque is the one in the background…

The Tuanku Mizan mosque is unique because it is made mostly of steel, instead of the usual concrete.

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The mosque entrance…

It has no walls, which means, it is a mosque with an open air concept. Except, there is roof, of course. ;p

The main prayer hall...
The main prayer hall…

This mosque has no fans or air-conditioning system. It uses a natural cooling system,  derived from the pool situated on the left and right sides of the main prayer hall.

The natural cooling system...
The natural cooling system…

Apart from that, the mosque also uses clear glass panels, which make the whole place bright enough during daytime.

Light enters through the clear glass...
Light enters through the clear glass…

As for the visitors, do not worry as there are multilingual signage which will help you find your way here.

Multilingual signage...
Multilingual signage…

Have a visit, and explore Putrajaya! :)

The dome.
The dome.

Photos taken 12/4/13.

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