Putrajaya

Travel Guide
Putrajaya

With lush green spaces and sleek architecture, this ultra-modern metropolis is the epitome of an intelligent, garden city.

Putrajaya is the administrative capital of Malaysia and home to some of the country’s biggest businesses. Located 15 miles (25 kilometers) south of Kuala Lumpur, the city was designed to alleviate overcrowding in Malaysia’s official capital. Putrajaya translates as “Princes’ Success” and everything about this meticulously planned city, from the stunning modern architecture to the tranquil landscaped gardens, resonates with these high sentiments.

The best way to see the sights is to take a cruise on the Putrajaya River. As well as the mosque and the government complex, you’ll see the Istana Darul Ehsan, a royal palace. Back on dry land, make sure you walk down the Putrajaya Boulevard. This 330-foot (100-meter) wide, 2.5-mile (4-kilometer) long stretch of road hosts the spectacular National Day Parade on August 31 every year.

Explore the city and see what skilled town planners can achieve with a blank canvas. Marvel at the awe-inspiring Putra Mosque, one of the city’s main attractions. At 380 feet (116 meters), it is the tallest mosque in Southeast Asia. Adjacent to this is the impressive Perdana Putra complex, which houses the Malaysian federal government.

Putrajaya was designed as a garden city, so take time to explore the beautifully landscaped parks and green spaces. Near the government offices, Putra Perdana Park offers some of the best views of the city. To the northwest of this park is the Botanical Garden.

The fastest way to reach Putrajaya is by train from Kuala Lumpur, or you can take a bus. Once in the city, public transport options are more limited, so taxis or hired cars are the best ways to get around.

Accommodation in Putrajaya tends to be on the luxurious side. Treat yourself to a night in one of the city’s ultra-modern hotels. Otherwise, stay in Kuala Lumpur and take a day-trip to explore this exciting contemporary city.

Where to stay in Putrajaya

Dorsett Putrajaya
Dorsett Putrajaya
4 out of 5
Precinct 3, Wilayah Persekutuan, Putrajaya, 62000
The price is S$66 per night from 30 May to 31 May
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Putrajaya. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in their ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (535 reviews)
"Near mosque n bazaar ramadhan"

Reviewed on 16 Apr,2022

Dorsett Putrajaya
DoubleTree by Hilton Putrajaya Lakeside
DoubleTree by Hilton Putrajaya Lakeside
5 out of 5
No 2 Jalan 5/5, Presint 5, Putrajaya, Putrajaya, 62200
The price is S$106 per night from 23 May to 24 May
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Putrajaya. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in their reviews. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (16 reviews)
"Staffs are extremely friendly and helpful. Buffet had wide variety of choices"

Reviewed on 9 May,2022

DoubleTree by Hilton Putrajaya Lakeside
The Everly Putrajaya
The Everly Putrajaya
4 out of 5
No.1 Jalan Alamanda 2, Precint 1, Putrajaya, 62000
The price is S$75 per night from 7 Jun to 8 Jun
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Putrajaya. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (753 reviews)
"Amazing with lake view. Good breakfast."

Reviewed on 27 Jan,2022

The Everly Putrajaya
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Glamora Putrajaya Homestay
Glamora Putrajaya Homestay
3 out of 5
Dwiputra Residence, Block B1, Jalan P15H, Putrajaya, 62050
Stay at this 3-star family-friendly apartment in Putrajaya. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a children's pool. Popular attractions Alamanda Putrajaya and Melawati ...
4/5 Very Good! (1 review)
"It is value for money for family trip."

Reviewed on 7 Dec,2018

Glamora Putrajaya Homestay
Nadrah Putrajaya Homestay
Nadrah Putrajaya Homestay
3 out of 5
5, Jalan P11 D / 9, Precint 11, Putrajaya, Selangor, 62300
Stay at this 3-star holiday home in Putrajaya. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a flat-screen TV. Our guests praise the comfy beds and the family amenities ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (4 reviews)
Close to PICC
"Its been a wonderful stay at Nadrah Homestay which the place is very comfortable for family vacation as they provide you with basic need like the stove, refgirator, water heater, washing machine, extra bed, close to the playground for your kids, rooms completed with hot water and air conditioner, ..."

Reviewed on 17 Dec,2017

Nadrah Putrajaya Homestay
Ayer at 8 Putrajaya Guesthouse
Ayer at 8 Putrajaya Guesthouse
3 out of 5
No 1, Jalan Temoleh P8/4 Presint 8, Putrajaya, 62250
Stay at this 3-star apartment in Putrajaya. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a children's pool. Popular attractions Seri Wawasan Bridge and Millennium Monument ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (3 reviews)
"Overall.. I feel so comfortable.. Cleanliness.. Feel like our own home.. Tq so much.."

Reviewed on 18 Feb,2019

Ayer at 8 Putrajaya Guesthouse
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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