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Maldives Island

Culture of Maldives Island. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Maldives, like many tropical Islands, are not rich with a large variety of cultural attractions or museums. But amazing natural objects won’t leave anybody indifferent. In addition to the magnificent archipelago with coral reefs and exotic inhabitants, be sure to visit Ari Atoll. Here you can see the places where archaeological research was carried out by the famous traveler and researcher Thor Heyerdahl, sunbathe on the purest sandy beaches with white sand and meet a gorgeous sunset.
Maldives are one of the most popular diving destinations. The islands have excellent conditions both for professional divers and for newcomers. Almost all of the resorts have their own … Open
Most of the cultural sites are located on the capital island Male. First of all, it is Muleeaage Palace, it is located in a magnificent garden. It is an amazing colonial-era construction built in 1913. The Palace was intended for the heir of the Sultan Shamsulin III. Today, this building is a historical Museum, and part of the Palace belongs to the city administration. Some rooms are available for special guests.
There is an Islamic center in Male (Chaandhanee Magu street). The building is located directly opposite the Palace. There is a library of Islamic literature in the centre, a conference room and classrooms, and the Golden dome of the building can be seen from almost every place in the city. Copyright
1. Maldives have a very mild, comfortable climate. Temperature doesn’t change here a lot during the year, but there is still the rainy season. It is better to go to Maldives from … Open
Another attraction of the city is the great Friday Mosque. This is one of the few really old buildings. The mosque was built in the 17th century from unusual coral blocks and decorated with Arabic script. The interior of the building is also gorgeous: carved wood panels, gorgeous carpets and high arches. Here you can see the mausoleums of sultans.
Be sure to visit the national Museum, which is located in the Sultan Park in Male (Medhuziyaarai Magu street). The exhibition presents a variety of household items, weapons, traditional clothing and jewelry, personal belongings of sultans and their families. A huge beak whale skeleton makes a special impression on the visitors. In the halls dedicated to the more recent history, you will see telephones and music players, television and computer equipment, motorcycles and much more that characterizes the life of the country in the twentieth century.
Guests of Maldives enjoy beach vacations, as there’s everything for upscale rest. Literally each atoll has beach places and many of them are converted into first class resorts. The … Open
Sultan Park itself is a landmark. Here you can see not only the landscape architecture of the regular park, but also historical buildings, tropical birds, and observation decks offering magnificent views of the capital of Maldives.
Maldives Go for a walk in Jumhooree Maidan Park or Independence square. This is a great place for a relaxing holiday or a picnic. Shady alleys and a swimming pool allow you to easily wait out a sultry afternoon in the city. In addition, the park is home to many birds that can be fed.
Hotels of Maldives are associated with luxury and prestige. However, there are not only expensive accommodation places in the archipelago. Male features the majority of hotels; the unique … Open
One of the historical sights of the capital is the tomb of Sultan Ibrahim. The entrance is decorated with decorative tiles with beautiful ornaments, preserved from the time of construction. A small stone building with carved wooden doors and unusual roof of the triangular form is close to the Islamic center on Medhuziyaarai Magu street.
Maldives It will be interesting to wander through the stalls of the fish market. Of course, this is not a cultural object, but the variety of fish and marine life that you will see on the stalls of traders, will be the envy of any ichthyology museum.
Maldives offer a wide range of opportunities for those who love shopping. Here you can find interesting souvenirs, stylish things and much more. You should better buy everything you need in … Open
One of the places that attracts literally all tourists – underwater restaurant Ithaa on Rangali island. The glass roof and walls create an indescribable feeling for visitors. Prices in the restaurant are high and you should also pay for the entrance to the restaurant, but all the tables are reserved for months.
It is highly recommended to go on a sightseeing tour over Maldives by plane or helicopter. The indescribable beauty of the spectacle will remain in the memory for a long time, and you can make wonderful pictures of the Islands, absolutely green or completely built-up, but beautiful and unique.
Maldives have always been associated with upscale vacations. Archipelago located in the Indian Ocean includes 1190 atolls, where top-class hotels and resorts are situated. Each atoll is the … Open
You can also take a tour that includes a visit to the Islands. Usually such trips take place by boat and take the whole day. Of course, you can’t visit all the island, but you will surely gain enough impressions and take incredible pictures, visiting 3 or 5 of them. Hanifaru Island is one of the most beautiful natural attractions here. Every year there is an impressive natural phenomenon: huge masses of plankton rise from the depth. It attracts dozens of giant whale sharks and majestic manta rays. Thousands of divers come here every year to see these sea creatures.
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You can also find historical attractions on Marado Island. Britain established a protectorate over the country in the late XIX century. Britain granted independence only in 1965. Prison and remains of the British naval bases are located on Marado. The Portuguese came to the Maldives in the middle of the XVI century. But they didn't stay long here. They were expelled during the revolt raised by Muhammad Takurufanu in 1573. He is considered a national hero. His tomb in Male is a place of worship and pilgrimage. … Open
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