Last weekend, Bestie and I spontaneously decide to check out the Moroccan Pavilion in Putrajaya. I’ve read and seen pictures of it but it hadn’t cross my mind to visit the place. So we made a girls trip to Precint 1 in Putrajaya – my playground really – it’s only 2 minutes away from my office!!
The pavilion is actually located inside the Botanical Gardens/Taman Botani of Precint 1, Putrajaya. To be honest we only came to visit the pavilion so we didn’t properly explore the whole garden. Though I read that this botanical garden is the largest man-made botanical garden in the world! Amazing. (please do correct me if I’m wrong)
So the story apparently goes that the ruler of Morocco presented this pavilion as a gift to Malaysian during his last visit as a token to improve ties between the two countries. Hard-pressed as to where to place it, Putrajaya eventually decided on this placing it within the botanical gardens. I must say, wise choice. It may seem a bit random, but it definitely adds to the surrounding beautiful nonetheless :)
What did I think about the place? it’s just as beautiful as the pictures show. This Moroccan Pavilion basically showcases the replica of a typical Moroccan home, rich in Moroccan culture, tradition and design. There are two sections, a public opening which is free entry, and the indoor part of the home which is only permitted with a paid ticket.
I didn’t go inside though I made use of the outdoors for #ootd shots because it was too much of a beautiful day and lighting and the backdrop was perfect.
I absolutely love Moorish architecture and designs. I guess this is partly related to the fact that I grew up in the Middle east and lived in a housing compound with Spanish designed homes – thus forming a love and appreciation for culturally influenced architecture.
I would love to actually visit Morocco one day and see Fez and Marrakech. In the mean time I shall obsess over this door and day dream!