A Piece of Morocco in Malaysia

Sunday, September 01, 2013


The Moroccan Pavilion at the Putrajaya Botanical Gardens is a hidden gem; an escape from the twenty first century and one of my favourite spots in Kuala Lumpur. 

The Moroccan Pavilion is situated in the botanical gardens in Putrajaya. It is designed to showcase the rich tradition of arts and architecture of Morocco, and the Moors. The traditional art and style of the 4 Imperial cities of Morocco - Fez, Meknes, Rabat and Marrakech - is housed in a modern tropical building. The master plan respects the Moroccan tradition of movement from Public - Semi-Public- Private realms. The public enters through the main ‘bab’ (gate) / glass crescent into an intermediate garden; which leads to another ‘bab’ and so on. The water channel represents the link between Morocco and Malaysia, the host country. The pavilion design comprise of two opposing square, symbolising ‘yin-yang’ tradition of the East. {source: RDA Harris}

Though guests are not allowed to take photos of the pavilion's 'private realm' (which is simply divine, by the way) I can certainly show you a sneak peek of this exquisite masterpiece. 










I can only imagine what it would be like to visit Fez or Marrakesh someday! I hope you're all having a good weekend :)

6 comments:

Fida Islaih said...

I never got to explore that part of Putrajaya and I can't wait to! Thanks for sharing!

My Own Fairytale said...

Beautiful pictures and love your scarf.

XO

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Gary said...

Good morning (or is it afternoon over there?),

Thank you for sharing your visit here with the rest of us. I have never heard of this place, but it does blook absolutely beautiful and peaceful. Moroccan architecture and gardens are among my favourite designs.

Anonymous said...

I live in Putrajaya but i never bothered to explore the parks. I just feel it's very 'touristy' you know? I never knew there's such place so near to my home.I'm going to check that place this evening. Thanks for sharing!

Muslimah Delights said...

Reminds me of the courtyard of Ben Youseff medressa

Sami said...

Such a beautiful place! I'm sure one of many in the heart of Malaysia!