Maldives being an island destination, has an abundance of white sandy beaches, clear turquoise blue waters and beautifully planned resort hotels spread over the entire atoll. These islands have a lot to offer in terms of places to visit in Maldives. While many people feel that the whole idea of a Maldives trip is to just relax in their island resort and do nothing, here are our suggestions of places to visit in Maldives should you feel like stirring out!.
Male excursions are organized regularly by resorts in Male Atoll, however some resorts in other atolls would also offer you the opportunity to take a Male excursion during your stay.
Hukuru Miskiiy or Friday Mosque is a 17th century mosque and a fine example of Maldivian workmanship. The ornate mosque has walls built of finely carved coral blocks, and its interiors are intricately carved. It is one of the most famous places to visit in Maldives.
The Theemuge Palace is the erstwhile Presidential Palace of Male and one of the grandest buildings in the town. In 2008 the location of the President’s Residence was shifted and this Palace was converted into the Supreme Court of Maldives. It is still a popular place for tourists on a Maldives tour package to visit for photographs.
This was the first National Museum in Maldives, and was established in 1952. The old building was extensively damaged in a fire, and a new building was constructed and opened to the public in 2010. It is one of the major Maldives tourist places even today. The Museum displays a variety of artefacts covering the history of the region, from the ancient Buddhist period onwards. The museum showcases the rich culture and heritage of Maldives.
Oddly enough, for a country known for its beaches, the residents of Malé actually get to enjoy an artificial beach on the eastern side of the island. The beach is ideal for swimmers and those who cannot go to the nearby islands to enjoy a beach. There are a variety of eateries in the area, and benches where people can sit down and enjoy the scenery. This is one of the Maldives tourist places that is great for families..
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