The Maldives is not all pristine beaches, magical sunsets and thrilling water sports. Of course it has plenty of those to offer, but this island nation also has a rich heritage and history that can be experienced with a visit to its capital Male. Before heading off to the city, make sure you find accommodation at a Maldives island hotel that also lets you enjoy the very best the country has to offer. Velassaru Maldives is one such Maldives resort which features excursions to Male as well.
As you explore Male City, you will come across several key attractions that are very much tied in with local culture. The Hukuru Miskiiy or Old Friday Mosque which dates back to the 17th century is well worth visiting. Made out of coral stone, it is the country’s oldest mosque and features ornate carvings and inscriptions too. Also worth seeing is the iconic Islamic Centre where one will find the nation’s largest mosque with its distinct golden dome. Intrepid travellers will do well to pay a visit to the scenic confines of Sultan Park where one will also find the Maldivian National Museum with its fascinating collection of historical artefacts and exhibits. Exploring Male does not have to do with sightseeing alone however and those interested in shopping can head to the lively street known as Majeedhee Magu or for a truly unique experience visit the local Fish Market!
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