An attraction visited by many who travel to the country, The National Museum of the country was declared opened in 1952 by Mohamed Amin Didi the Prime Minister at the time. The Museum contains a collection of historical artefacts such as fragments of royal antiquities from the Buddhist era, royal furniture, thrones, shoes, ornaments and armour. The museum is considered as means of preserving the rich history of Maldives. Some of the key highlights of the collection include a 13th century wooden plank from Hukuru Miskiiy, a coral stone head of Lord Buddha.
Travellers visiting the Maldives could consider seeking for accommodation at a Maldives Island Hotel such as Velasaru Maldives. The museum is a building of three stores located at the Sultan Park in Male and is a part of the Royal palace compound which dates back to the 17th century.
The old building was demolished by a fire in the 1960’s and the new building was funded by theChinese government. It was officially declared open in 2010. Keeping with the traditions the interior of the building was retained from the days of the Sultanate and features the Quar’an engraved on the walls. The museum is a must visit attraction when in the region.
Uditha Dharmawardhane is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Roland Lefevre. He specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+