Take a tour through some of Male’s most historically significant sites and discover the wonders of this vibrant garland of islands in the Indian Ocean. Many a Maldives resort will offer you easy access to the nation’s lively capital city, with the Velassaru Maldives being an excellent Maldives island hotel from which to start your excursions. One of the first locations on your tour has to be the beautiful Hukuru Miskiy or Male Friday Mosque, which is constructed entirely out of coral stone and dates back to 1658 AD. A unique feature about it is that it is framed by a beautiful cemetery dating back to the 17th century, and features an intriguing collection of carved coral headstones. The mosque’s coral minaret is a wondrous sight to witness, silhouetted against the city’s backdrop.
Another claim to the city’s fame is the Grand Friday Mosque, a newer structure that emerged in the year 1984. The glittering golden dome is a Male landmark, and the mosques interiors are even more stunning, with ornate wood carvings and stunning Arabic calligraphy adorning the walls. Muliagee and Theemuge are both grandiose presidential palaces, with the former serving as the current residence and the latter now housing the Supreme Court. Your hotel will be happy to set up tours of these intriguing sites, so plan your Male historical tour to enhance your time in this fascinating chain of gorgeous tropical islands!
Angela Fernando is an impassioned travel writer who composes pieces under the pen name Sumaira Narayan. She loves writing about new and exciting places around the world and hopes to visit them all someday.