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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Admission to Moroccan Pavilion is RM3 per individual and RM1 per student. Photography and video shooting are separately charged.
Moroccan Pavilion Putrajaya @ Taman Botani Putrajaya
Add: Precinct 1, 62000 Putrajaya.
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