Putrajaya & Palace of the Golden Horses / Malaysia




Putrajaya is a planned built city and the federal administrative center of Malaysia.

The city spans an area of almost 5,000 hectares and lies 25 km from Kuala Lumpur.


Putrajaya takes over the administrative functions of the capital city Kuala Lumpur in 1999 because of overcrowding and congestion in the capital city.

It became Malaysia's third Federal Territory, after Kuala Lumpur and Labuan, in 2001.


The seat of government was shifted from Kuala Lumpur to Putrajaya, and as of 2012 almost all of Malaysia's governmental ministries had relocated to Putrajaya.


At the same time Kuala Lumpur remains Malaysia's national capital and is the seat of the King, the Parliament, and all the foreign embassies, and is the country's commercial and financial center.


Putrajaya is a modern city with the latest communication technologies and progressive infrastructure. The streets are elegantly designed with a European feel, while the government buildings are a blend of modern architecture with Islamic arts.


The concrete landscape is well balanced with lots of parks, greenery, and a waterway flowing into a large lake.


The main activities you can have in Putrajaya are:


  • See the Prime Minister’s Office at Perdana Putra

  • Visit the impressive and elegant Putra Mosque with a rosy-pink facade

  • Stroll in the Putrajaya Botanical Garden

  • Cruise on the lake

  • Walk up the Millennium Monument

  • Visit the Iron Mosque


Palace of The Golden Horses

Putra Mosque, built in 1997

Palace of the Golden Horses is a 5-star hotel located 15 minutes away from Kuala Lumpur City Centre. It is adjacent to the world-class golf course, Mines Resort & Golf Club and Mines Shopping Mall.

The hotel is set in beautiful greenery and overlooks a marvelous lake.


Many prominent guests have visited this hotel including Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Nelson Mandela, Kofi Annan, Fidel Castro, and more.

Despite the impressive palatial exterior and the fame of one of the most remarkable hotels in Kuala Lumpur, the Palace of the Golden Horses is a bit outdated nowadays and unfortunately doesn't have the reputation of a high-class resort in terms of services and interior.


To see the hotel you can go on an enjoyable boat ride ( Mines cruise ) that starts from the Mines shopping mall in Seri Kembangan on the southern outskirts of Kuala Lumpur. The cruise rides on two large lakes alongside a beautiful golf course, reaching, in the end, the Palace of the Golden Horses.

The cruise excursion is suitable if you want to spend a relaxing time floating on the lake, or if you are a keen golfer interested to visit the golf course.






Photos of Putrajaya & Palace of the Golden Horses



Putra Mosque, Putrajaya








Malaysian Prime Minister Office Complex














The Mines Shopping Mall from where you board the Mines Cruise




On the Mines cruise to the Palace of Golden Horses







Palace of the Golden Horses - just 15 min away from the heart of Kuala Lumpur