Portrayed as an exotic tropical beach honeymoon destination, Maldives’ few attractions and landmarks often fail to receive any attention. The capital of Malé is home to some of the state and religious buildings in the country. Often most hotels in the island offer excursion packages that are focused on water-related activities, however, finding a Maldives hotel that goes beyond could be a task, but that does not mean there aren’t any at all. Some, like the Kandolhu Island Maldives resort, are even flexible to allow you to tailor your own excursion packages. One of the places worth a visit when in Malé is Muliaage- the official residence of the president of Maldives. The Muliaage’s construction took five years and it opened it’s doors in 1915. The Muliaage is said to have a very close resemblance to a colonial building in Sri Lanka. The Muliaage is a grand eye-catching structure that has served as residence to four presidents of Maldives. However, public cannot enter the building but can only admire it’s exterior.
It is located in close proximity to the Grand Friday Mosque, which is the largest mosque in Maldives and it also attracts many pilgrims as well as those who love architecture. The dome of the mosque is gold plated and can be spotted from a distance. There is also the National Museum of Maldives which is a great place to learn about the history of the island and it’s people. The museum houses a large collection of historical artifacts ranging from stones to royal antique accessories. The museum was opened in 1952 by the then prime minister. It would surprise many that Male being the capital of one of the most celebrated islands in the world is home to two man-made beaches. This is mainly due to the fact that the city lacks white sandy beaches as oppose to the other islands.
Catalina Forbes is a travel writer who bases her content on many thrilling escapades experienced across the world.Google+