Tucked in the corner of Putrajaya Botanical Garden, the Moroccan inspired architecture is not only surrounded by landscaped gardens but also a scenic lake that will take your breath away. It is a spectacular monument, built to signify a cultural exchange between two countries - Malaysia and Morocco.
The exquisite building took 2 years to complete with materials imported from Morocco, using builders and craftsmen from the North African country to maintain the cultural authenticity and enchantments. Replicating the distinctive features of Morocco’s oldest imperial cities, the colourful and artsy mosaic arrangements of the pavilion along with every touchable surface of the building are embellished with intricate carvings of geometrical patterns, Arabic calligraphy and rhythmic patterns of arabesque design.
These spectacular sights are complemented with a slight scent of cedarwood coming from the wooden doors, wall panelling, and the furniture placed around the spaces. Visitors will feel as if they are being transported across the sea to the heart of Africa. The design portrays the beauty of Moroccan architecture intertwining with Islamic culture and heritage. Make sure to not miss out on every bit of the buildings including the tiny corners.
There are 4 different galleries that resemble the oldest imperial cities of Morocco such as Fez, Rebat, Essaouira, Rif Altas, Marrakesh, and Meknes. The pavilion also exhibits a gorgeous set of pools and fountains adorned with colourful geometric patterned tiles that lead to the majestic entrance arches. The wooden doors of the entrances are also dressed with the elegance of Moroccan carvings and natural wooden patterns. The spaces within the pavilion are studiously designed to be unique as no two rooms are the same.
Continue to be mesmerized as the pavilion is also surrounded by natural attractions you would expect from a tropical country. Do take a stroll along the walkway outside of the building as you will be greeted with a mixture of greeneries, colourful flowers and a panoramic view of the Putrajaya Lake
If you are a photography enthusiast, even your first step into Astaka Morocco will leave you in awe. This destination is perfect for visitors who are looking to take beautiful photos with an uplifting background, a welcomed inclusion of Insta-worthy photos for you. The archway before the entrance is already a stunning spot and the entrance is just the beginning of an amazing and exciting journey.
It is also great for anyone who is looking for a peaceful destination to relax and chill. Ease all your worries, you will leave Astaka Morocco with a stress-free mind.
Astaka Morocco’s appealing and enchanting scenery is perfect for all lovebirds who are searching for the perfect destination to shoot their wedding photos. The dazzling architecture combined with blossoming flowers and plants will create a stunning photo album, an album to cherish forever.
This Moroccan Pavilion will be a delightful visit for cultural architecture appreciators and architecture enthusiasts.
Entrance to Astaka Morocco is free, but you are required to pay RM3.00 and RM1.00 for adults and children respectively in order to enter the gallery room.
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