30 Putrajaya Attractions That You Shouldn’t Miss Out On

30 Attractions in Putrajaya That You Shouldn’t Miss

Including new and exciting attractions that most travellers haven’t fully discovered yet!

The capital of Malaysia might be Kuala Lumpur, but the federal administrative centre is actually Putrajaya. While not as well known as a tourist destination, it definitely has plenty to offer. Home to multiple royal and natural landmarks, Putrajaya attractions are unique and like no other. Only 45 minutes away from KL, you can expect that most places here are usually less crowded while still holding significant value.

Wondering what to do in this underrated city? Read on and discover the magnificent buildings, monuments, and other exciting things to do in Putrajaya!

Also read: The Ultimate 6-Day Singapore-Malaysia Itinerary For First-Timers

Best places to visit in Putrajaya

1. Putra Mosque

Putra Mosque is the main mosque of the Federal Territory, one of the top Putrajaya attractions. Opened to the public in 1999, it is located near the current Prime Minister’s office, Putra Square, and Putrajaya Lake.

Although it is not as shiny as the Crystal Mosque in Kuala Terengganu, the architecture of the Putra Mosque is eye-catching, including the pink dome, minarets and interior patterns. The mosque was built using rose-tinted granite. Its minarets, on the other hand, are influenced by the design of Iraq’s Sheikh Omar Mosque. The minarets are among the tallest in the region.

There are three main functional areas throughout the Putra Mosque complex: the function rooms and learning facilities, the prayer hall, and the Sahn (courtyard). At any time, the mosque can accommodate up to 15,000 worshippers.

Address: Persiaran Persekutuan, Presint 1, 62502 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday, 6am to 10pm; Non-prayer times only (for non-Muslims)

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2. Putrajaya Lake

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Enjoy the magnificent scenery of the lake on foot, rent a bicycle, or take a boat ride around Putrajaya Lake. It is a popular jogging and picnic spot for locals staying nearby, most of whom are civil servants working in Putrajaya. From time to time, you might even have a chance to watch some water sports activities like water surfing, jet skiing, boat races and many others.

Putrajaya Lake is also a popular venue for major international and local sporting events. Among these are the Red Bull Air Race World Championship, F1 Powerboat Championship, Asian Canoeing Championship and the recent SEA Games.

Address: Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya

3. Putra Square

A good place to learn more about the flags of each state in Malaysia is by visiting Putra Square. You will find it across from the Prime Minister’s office complex. Not only is it one of the country’s main landmarks, but it’s also a symbol of unity. 

Putra Square is divided into 11 segments in a pattern of an 11-point star, which represents the states of Malaya when the country gained its independence. Meanwhile, the inner circle has a 13-point star representing Malaysia’s 13 states today. The square is quite spacious and is used for various purposes. Among these are national-level festivals as well as an assembly point for civil servants.

Address: Presint 1, 62000 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya

Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday, 6am to 10pm

4. Seri Wawasan Bridge

Seri Wawasan Bridge

Image credit (L-R): Farhan Azam; Izuddin Helmi Adnan

The Seri Wawasan Bridge was opened to the public in 2003. From afar, you’ll notice that it resembles a gigantic sailing ship. The bridge is in the colour white and glows beautifully especially at night with the changeable coloured lights. If you don’t know what to do in Putrajaya, Malaysia, come here to immerse yourself in the stunning view. 

Also known as Bridge No.9 and Putrajaya Bridge, the Seri Wawasan Bridge is an asymmetric cable-stayed bridge with a forward-inclined pylon. There are three main carriageways for vehicles to pass through from one end to the other. At the side of the bridge, there is a dedicated lane for cyclists and pedestrians. Its main purpose is to connect both the residential area of Precinct 8 and 9 with Precinct 2, where the main government buildings are.

Address: Lebuh Wawasan, Presint 2, 62100 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya

5. Seri Perdana

Seri Perdana was officially opened in 1999. It is Malaysia’s Prime Minister’s official residence and visitors can have a peek by booking a tour in advance. The architecture of the complex is quite similar to that of Perdana Putra, home to the Prime Minister’s office complex. There are three different halls in the complex; namely, the Banquet Hall, VIP Hall, and Meeting Hall. 

Of course, you need to visit other parts of the house, too. This includes the North Garden, the main house of the Prime Minister, the South Garden, the Administration Office, and the Quarters House. 

Address: Kediaman Rasmi Perdana Menteri, Kompleks Seri Perdana, Persiaran Seri Perdana, Presint 10, 62502 Putrajaya

Opening hours: 9am to 3pm, closed on Fridays 

6. Perdana Putra

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A visit to the administrative city is not complete without taking a tour of the Perdana Putra complex. Constructed in 1997, the complex was built on the main hill of Putrajaya. Some of the government agencies and buildings are housed in the complex.

The architecture of the building is mostly a combination of European, Malay and Islamic influences, making it a great place for pictorials. The clay-like coloured buildings and the green dome are among the unique features of the Perdana Putra. In the complex, you will get to see the various halls, as well as the offices of both the Deputy Prime Minister and Prime Minister.

Address: Bangunan Perdana Putra, Persiaran Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah, Presint 1, 62000 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya

7. Alamanda Putrajaya

Ask any local around where one of the top shopping havens in Putrajaya is, and they’ll say Alamanda Putrajaya. This one-stop centre has 160 retail stores for you to choose from. There is something for everyone, from the latest fashion pieces to high-tech gadgets. 

You can take a walk and relax at the Bamboo Walkway, catch a movie at the cinema, or sing your heart out at Superstar Karaoke. At night, you should catch the fountain and colourful light show at the Esplanade. It’s a good spot to unwind and get a feel of the night scene.

Address: Jalan Alamanda, Presint 1, 62000 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday, 10am to 10pm

Also read: 9 Best Kuala Lumpur Shopping Malls for Avid Shopaholics

8. IOI City Mall

Another shopping paradise that locals love is IOI City Mall. It is so far the largest mall in Southern Klang Valley and is equipped with all sorts of local and international fashion brands, eateries, and supermarkets. Phase 2, which is a new wing that comprises an indoor farm, has just recently opened its door to the public a few months ago. There is also the gorgeous Symphony Walk, where you can find a plethora of cuisines accompanied by the tranquil landscape of a huge water fountain. At night, the vibrant lights make it a perfect date place. 

Address: IOI City Mall, Lebuh IRC, IOI Resort City, 62502 Putrajaya

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday, 10am to 10pm

9. Putrajaya Wetlands Park

If you’re looking for a place to cycle, spot birds, or have a picnic, then Putrajaya Wetlands Park is the place to be. The recreation ground is not just one of the top Putrajaya attractions for birdwatchers and researchers, but also a main Ecohydrology Demonstration Site recognised by UNESCO.

Putrajaya Wetlands Park is one of the largest man-made freshwater wetlands in Malaysia and the tropics. Climb up the observation tower at the park to get a better view of the entire area. Remember to bring your binoculars to see the different types of birds. Over 100 species of birds can be found here and among them are buffy fish owls, purple swamphen, swans, and junglefowls. Also, drop by the plant nursery nearby if you’re curious to learn more about various species of rare plants.

Address: 62000 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya

Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 7am to 7pm

10. Millennium Monument

Putrajaya attractions: Millennium Monument

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What do the Washington Monument in the United States and the Millennium Monument in Putrajaya have in common? Well, both have similar architecture and a distinct obelisk. For history lovers, this is a significant monument that speaks volumes about the country’s milestones and important periods from Post-Independence up to the present times.

Millennium Monument also plays an important role, as its lights are the main guide for the cruise boats at night. This is a monument out of the ordinary. From the monument, you get to catch a glimpse of other landmarks in the city. Your Putrajaya sightseeing journey is only complete when you get a 360° view of it, so don’t forget to snap some photos!

Address: Lebuh Ehsan, Presint 2, 62100 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday, All-day

11. Marina Putrajaya

There is one place in the city that water sports enthusiasts cannot miss, and that is none other than Marina Putrajaya. The facilities at this complex are fantastic; you can make use of the world-class swimming pool, or book the equipment for your preferred water sports. 

Besides, if you are looking for exciting outdoorsy things to do in Putrajaya like rowing, kayaking, jet skiing, and dragon boating, here is where you can enjoy all of them. Other than aquatic activities, there is also a squash court, snooker tables and karaoke, gymnasium room, and aerobics room available for booking.

Address: 1, Jalan P5/5, Presint 5, 62200 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya

Opening hours: Sessions open from Sunday to Thursday: 9am to 11.30am, 12.45pm to 3.15pm, 4.30pm to 7pm; Friday and Saturday: 9am to 11.30am, 12.45pm to 3.15pm, 4.30pm to 7pm, 7.30pm-9.45pm

12. Bubbles & Beans

Bubbles & Beans is quite possibly the cutest family-friendly recreational centre in Putrajaya. Kids can create huge bubbles, play games at the mini-play area, or go on various rides. Adults don’t have to miss out on the fun either; they can rent one of the trishaws, bicycles, or funky vans or cars and take a tour nearby. The best time to come here is late in the evening because the surrounding areas are truly spectacular with colourful lighting.

Address: C1-LG-6 [email protected] Presint 8, 62250 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya

Opening hours: Monday to Friday (4pm to 11.30pm); Saturday and Sunday (8am-11.30pm)

13. Putrajaya Equestrian Park

Do you remember the last time you hopped on a horse or took your kids for a pony ride? If you miss those exciting moments, head over to the Putrajaya Equestrian Park!

Although it is a major training centre for professional horse riders from around Malaysia, this park is also open to visitors who are new to horse riding. There are different types of horses you can rent, depending on your level of experience. Kids will love the Joy Ride and the Riding School, where they get to become a cowboy for the day and learn how to ride a pony.

Apart from that, you can take a tour of the horse stables. You will find out who feeds the horses, the food they consume, and more about taking care of the horses.

Address: Jalan Kandang Kuda, Presint 5, 62200 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday, 8am to 10pm

14. Anjung Floria

In need of some fresh air and can’t have enough of nature? One of the places to visit in Putrajaya for these is Anjung Floria. Supported by the Ministry of Federal Territories, here is where the annual Royal Floria Putrajaya, the country’s leading flower and garden festival, is held. 

The festival showcases plenty of flowers and charming photo-taking spots. There are also events featuring florists from all over the world. 

Address: Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Presint 4, 62000 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya

Opening hours: 7am to 7pm, Closed on Mondays

15. China-Malaysia Friendship Garden

One of the prettiest Putrajaya attractions is the China-Malaysia Friendship Garden in Anjung Floria. Its purpose is to commemorate the close ties between Malaysia and China in both trade and tourism. 

Take your time to appreciate the scenery, rare plants, and flowers while touring the Friendship Garden. Besides being a picturesque spot, it’s also a good place to learn more about China’s landscaping and feng shui.

Address: Lebuh Sentosa, Presint 4, 62250 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday, 6.30am to 7pm

16. Lake Cabin

Lake Cabin is no ordinary cafe. Located in Anjung Floria, it is a two-in-one bicycle store and coffee shop. Open to the public in recent months, this European-style cafe is located beside a lake and surrounded by colourful plants. One of the newest Putrajaya attractions, you can enjoy the stunning lake view while sipping a cup of coffee, or take Instagrammable pictures around the building. While you’re here, rent a bicycle and ride along the garden to be one with nature. 

Address: Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Presint 4, 62000 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya

Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 8am to 9pm

17. Moroccan Pavilion Putrajaya

You don’t need to travel all the way to Morocco to see its unique architecture. There is a Middle Eastern pavilion right in the middle of the Putrajaya Botanical Garden. The Moroccan Pavilion Putrajaya has Moorish architecture similar to those in Morocco and Spain. These buildings are built to symbolise the strong bilateral relations between Malaysia and Morocco. Locals in the various Putrajaya villages prefabricated the pillars and walls, while Moroccans themselves applied the finishing touches to the designs.

Address: Presint 1, 62000 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya

Opening hours: 9am to 6pm, Closed on Tuesdays

18. Agriculture Heritage Park

Agriculture Heritage Park (or Taman Warisan Pertanian) is an educational park in the federal territory. So, what do you see and learn at the Agriculture Heritage Park? 

For starters, visit the colonial rubber plot. Take a trip down memory lane and learn about the plantation estate during the British occupation. Immerse yourself in their activities such as fruit preservation, rubber tapping, crop maintenance, latex collection, and many others. The best part is, you can sample the fresh fruits straight from the farm. Other things you can check out at the farm are the visitors’ complex, a souvenir shop, and the orchard.

Address: No.7, Jalan P16, Presint 16, 62000 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya

Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday, 7am to 10pm

19. District 21

Adrenaline-inducing things to do in Putrajaya that are out of the ordinary? District 21 offers exciting games and obstacle courses indoors. Established as an apocalypse-themed adventure park, it is located on Level 1 of IOI City Mall, the previously mentioned go-to shopping mall in Putrajaya. 

From the Tubby Ride to the Ninja Warrior Course, there is something for all ages at District 21. The different activities will have you jumping, running, and climbing, pretty much like a workout. It’s a great way to build up your stamina in one day.

Address: AT 6, IOI City Mall, IOI Resort City, 62502 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya

Opening hours: Monday to Friday (12pm to 8pm), Saturday and Sunday (10am to 8pm)

20. Dreamworld Playland

If your little ones feel bored, take them to Dreamworld Playland. This indoor playground is built especially for kids, toddlers and even babies. It is a safe and fun environment for both parents and the little ones to spend some time together while developing the tiny tots’ motor and social skills.

You might imagine yourself in an igloo because of its bluish colour and spacious play area. There are various mini playgrounds and a wide range of activities. It is strategically located in IOI City Mall. You just need to look take the lift or escalator to Level 2.

Address: Lot L2-16, IOI City Mall, 62502 Putrajaya, Selangor

Opening hours: Monday-Sunday (10am-10pm)

21. Icescape Ice Rink

Spend a joyful day at the family-friendly Icescape Ice Rink. Also in IOI City Mall, this ice skating rink is the largest in Malaysia. Here is a place to go for leisure skating, speed skating, or even ice hockey. Whether you are a beginner or a professional, this is one of the best places to visit in Putrajaya for a fun ice skating experience. You can skate while overlooking the lovely outside view through the floor-to-ceiling windows. 

Address: Putrajaya International Convention Centre | Dataran Gemilang, Precinct 5, Putrajaya 60520, Malaysia

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday, 10am to 10pm

22. SkyRides Festivals Park Putrajaya

Hot air balloon rides are rare in Malaysia. SkyRides Festivals Park is the first park in the country that offers hot air balloon rides. The panoramic view of the nearby lake, the park itself, and the entire city can be clearly seen when your hot air balloon is flying high.

But these are not the only crowd pullers in this park. There are many other exciting attractions, like SkyKids Warrior, SkyWarrior Rainforest Challenge, SkyDemo, SkyStage, SkyGallery and SkyTaste. As of writing, the park is temporarily closed, but you can reach out to the team on its Facebook page for more information.

Address: Jalan P2M, Presint 2, 62100 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya

23. Cruise Tasik Putrajaya

There are many ways to explore Putrajaya. You can rent a bike, walk on foot, take a hot air balloon ride, or even opt for a traditional or modern boat ride. If you prefer to dine while enjoying the stunning views of the lake and its surroundings, then you should not hesitate and book a boat cruise via Cruise Tasik Putrajaya to explore the place by cruising.

It is fully air-conditioned and you can escape the blistering heat of a tropical afternoon. Traditional boats will give you a different kind of experience. You can take a slow ride while taking photos of the various landmarks and just laze around in one of the lepa-lepa (traditional canoe) or Perahu Dondang Sayang boats.

Address: Presint 1, 62000 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday, 10am to 6pm

24. National Heroes Square

You might have heard of the National Monument in Kuala Lumpur, which pays tribute to fallen soldiers that protected the country from enemies during the Japanese Occupation and Malayan Emergency. Similarly, the National Heroes Square in Putrajaya was created to pay respects to fallen heroes of all wars.

It is also the main venue of the country’s annual Warriors Day. If you are here at that time, you will see large crowds and soldiers marching at the square. Apart from the main square, you can visit the nearby Malaysian Armed Forces and Police Museum, too.

Address: Persiaran Sultan Sallahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah, Presint 1, 62000 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday, All-day

25. Palace of Justice

things to do in putrajaya: visit Palaca of justice

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Next, visit the Palace of Justice in Putrajaya, also known as Istana Kehakiman. The complex is as majestic on the inside, as it is on the outside. It features a total of seven levels and it houses various courts and the judicial department of the country. 

The Palace of Justice is very popular among travel photographers, locals, and tourists from various parts of the world. Its domed minarets can be seen from afar and have unique architecture. It also looks similar to the Taj Mahal in Agra, India. At the front is a large courtyard, which is usually the main venue for various national-level events every year.

Address: Istana Kehakiman, Persiaran Perdana, Presint 3, 62506 Putrajaya

Opening hours: 8am to 4pm, Closed on weekends

26. Istana Melawati

The current Yang di-Pertuan Agong (Malaysia’s monarch) has his own palace in the administrative city. Istana Melawati is not an official palace but a second palace, much like a royal retreat for the Agong. Istana Melawati is unique because it’s styled like a resort. It comprises four major components: the Administrative Block, Royal Wing, Banquet Wing, and Reception Wing.

You will notice that at the centre and side of the Istana Melawati, there are three tall towers with prominent structures. The towers signify old guard towers, normally found in medieval Malay palaces. The main feature of the palace is its Royal Wing. It has a throne room, bedroom, main meeting room, resting room, gallery, banquet room, guest house, offices, kitchen, and swimming pool. 

Address: Presint 1, 62000 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya

27. Istana Darul Ehsan

things to do in putrajaya: visit Istana Darul Ehsan

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Snap a picture of the Istana Darul Ehsan, a lakefront palace with a nature view amid tall skyscrapers. It was built by the Federal Government to thank the Selangor state. It is not open to the public, but you can take pictures of the palace from the outside and also marvel at the architecture.

The palace was inspired by the Tudor era, characterised by its high, deep grey façade. In the palace, there is a Grand Lobby, guarded private spaces as well as a personal library. There are six levels in the entire palace complex. Only the present Sultan of Selangor has access to all the facilities at Istana Darul Ehsan. Besides this, other royal residences are in Klang and Shah Alam. 

Address: Jalan P8e, Presint 8, 62250 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya

28. GLOW Putrajaya

One of the latest Putrajaya attractions, GLOW Putrajaya is a glamorous camping site with modern facilities. Located in Wetlands Park, guests can enjoy the scenic sight of nature while cycling around the campsite. At night, the place also offers activities like fire shows, karaoke, campfires, and buffet BBQ dinner. 

Aside from glamping, try out Challenge Park, where games like archery, trampoline, ATV, Flying Fox, Night Trail, indoor traditional games, and bird’s nest cradles are available. While you’re here, participate in as many activities as possible to make your trip worthwhile.

Address: Glamping Wetland Putrajaya, Persiaran persekutuan, Presint 13 62300 Putrajaya, Malaysia

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday, All-day

29. Taman Putra Perdana (Secret Garden)

During your Putrajaya sightseeing trip, don’t miss out on Taman Putra Perdana (or Putra Perdana Garden), a beautiful spot located at Precinct 1. It serves as a buffer between nature in the North and the offices in the South. The Mercu Tanda Putrajaya, aka the Putrajaya Landmark, stands tall in the middle of the garden, surrounded by a herb garden, a flower garden, and a jogging track. 

This place also has the nickname “Secret Garden,” due to the dazzling LED lights at night that turns this place into a captivating illuminated space. 

Address: Persiaran Sultan Sallahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah, Presint 1, 62000 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday, All-day

30. Seri Gemilang Bridge

must go putrajaya attraction: Seri gemilang bridge

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Undoubtedly one of the must-see Putrajaya attractions is the Seri Gemilang Bridge. Categorised as a ceremonial bridge, it is the main landmark of the Federal Territory when visitors enter from the south entrance. In addition to being a perfect photo-taking spot, it is a great place to go for a walk with your loved ones. You can stand by the lake and enjoy the stunning scenery, watch the boats pass by, or have a simple picnic.

While the view is already very pretty during the day, you’ll be even more captivated at night. When the yellow lights are on, the extraordinary architecture of the bridge, and the reflection of the lake make you feel like you’re somewhere in Europe.

Address: Persiaran Perdana, Presint 4, 62100 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya

Also Read: The Ultimate 6-Day Singapore-Malaysia Itinerary For First-Timers

On your next trip to Kuala Lumpur, make sure to stop by this neighbouring city afterwards! You’ll be surprised by all the Putrajaya attractions, including stunning nature spots, picturesque landmarks, and all the fun things to do, see and explore here.

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Cecelia Chang
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Born in a new village in Selangor, Malaysia, Cecelia loves three things in life: Good food, good views, and good deals. She also enjoys exploring new places and experiencing new things on her travels.

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Adrian was born and raised in a small town called Muar, Johor in Malaysia. He likes reading, watching TV, surfing the internet and travelling (if he has time and budget). His favourite destinations are Perth, Siem Reap, Cebu and Singapore. In regards to writing, he loves travel writing too as it helps to broaden his horizon on the different countries, culture, food etc. around the world.

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