Moroccan Pavilion Putrajaya

Moroccan Pavilion Putrajaya
Moroccan Pavilion Putrajaya

This Moroccan Pavilion is located within Putrajaya’s Botanical Garden (Taman Botani Putrajaya). Yes, in the midst of the world’s largest man-made botanical garden in the world.

Moroccan Pavilion Putrajaya
entrance to Moroccan Pavilion

Moroccan Pavilion Putrajaya
intricate carvings

In my opinion, it is a little out of place but story has it that the Moroccan ruler presented this gift to Malaysia to boost bilateral ties, and Putrajaya was hard pressed to allocate a spot for it. Finally, it was decided that Botanical Garden was most suitable.

Moroccan Pavilion Putrajaya
one of the courtyards

Moroccan Pavilion Putrajaya
carvings on the door to the VIP room

This Moroccan Pavilion is a replica of a Moroccan palace that you would find in Marrakesh, Morocco. The pavilion is divided into three zones: public, semi-public and private, which is the king’s court. Obviously, the status of the guest determines how far into the palace he could venture.

Moroccan Pavilion Putrajaya
part of the VIP room

Moroccan Pavilion Putrajaya
Fez Gallery

There are four galleries of Morocco’s oldest imperial cities within this pavilion, namely Fez, Marrakesh, Meknes and Rabat, built on an area of 18,000 sq. ft. It would take a long time and a discerning eye to spot the differences in the design carvings and colours on doors, pillars, walls and even ceilings.

Moroccan Pavilion Putrajaya
one of the corridors leading out to the garden

Moroccan Pavilion Putrajaya
Rabat Gallery

Inside the pavilion is the unmistakably strong scent of cedar wood, especially in many of the rooms. This type of wood is used generously for doors, wall panelling and furniture found here.

Moroccan Pavilion Putrajaya
silver dagger

Moroccan Pavilion Putrajaya
Essaouira Room

Admission to Moroccan Pavilion is RM3 per individual and RM1 per student. Photography and video shooting are separately charged.

Moroccan Pavilion Putrajaya
Marrakesh Gallery

Moroccan Pavilion Putrajaya
Rif-Atlas

Moroccan Pavilion Putrajaya @ Taman Botani Putrajaya
Add: Precinct 1, 62000 Putrajaya.
Tel: +603-88877770
Fax: +603-88875037
Email: botani@ppj.gov.my

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With love

2 thoughts on “Moroccan Pavilion Putrajaya

  1. Hi! I’m planning on going to the Moroccan Pavilion soon to do a photoshoot for a school assignment. If you don’t mind me asking, how much do they charge for photography?

  2. Hi Yasmeen,

    Wow, it’s been two years since my trip and I can’t remember.

    Do contact the administrative office at +603-88877770.

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