National museum in Maldives is one of the main tourist attraction destinations of the country. Located in the Sultan Park, which was a part of the Sultan’s palace, it is basically a conversion of the old palace building. The museum has a valuable collection of objects of the past that depict the history and rich cultural heritage of this tropical paradise of Maldives.The Maldives National museum houses a number of fabulous objects belonging to the Sultans. It consists of the ornaments and costumes worn by various kings and queens, stone items of the Maldives’ pre-Islamic period, paper and cloth manuscripts, arms and armor, photographs of important personalities, anthropological objects and other such items that exhibit the past Maldivian way of life. W Retreat & Spa Maldives is a luxury villa, which is situated on the legendary beaches of Maldives.The elegantly modern rooms have a plunge pool and a circular daybed, nestled within absolute privacy. The rooms give out fabulous and stunning views of the Indian Ocean and the lush and beautiful gardens that surround the hotel.
The Upstairs of the Maldives National Museum has a display representing the modern period and includes some prized examples of the lacquer-work boxes for which the Maldives are famous, and various pieces of antique technology including the country’s first gramophone, telephone and a massive computer. There are many items that are on display which is very interesting. Such Items on display include weaponry, religious paraphernalia and household wares as well as many impressively carved Arabic- and Thaana-engraved pieces of wood commemorating the conversion of the Maldives to Islam in 1153. The Maldives National Museum showcases an excellent and well-labelled collection of historic artefacts that serve to trace the unusual history of these isolated islands.
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