Tour the expansive the luxurious interiors of the Theemuge Palace, an opulent structure situated in Male, the capital city of the Maldives, during your next bout of travel to Maldives. You’ll also be well taken care of at the Silver Sands hotel, a world-class option to host luxury holidays Maldives. The impressive and elegant Theemuge should be a must-visit site on your cultural itinerary of the Maldives. Once the former presidential palace, it underwent extensive renovations in 1992 by the president of the time to serve as a pleasure site of grandeur and pageantry. When the president was ousted in 2008, his successor declared Theemuge too expensive to upkeep as a presidential residence, and moved to Muliaage, a more subdued dwelling. Currently, Theemuge houses the Supreme Court. Deriving its name from the country’s first Muslim rulers during the Late Lunar Dynasty (1141-1388), Theemuge became an edifice of national pride after its construction, and it served as a prestigious venue for a variety of receptions on special occasions, in addition to being open for the citizenry to greet the president on each day of Eid Mubarak, the end of Ramadan. When the former president Ibrahim Nasir passed on, his body was interred at Theemuge as a final resting place for citizens to pay their last respects to him. Theemuge is now open for the public to explore, and its stunning interiors evoke elements from the very grandest of royal structures, such as gold-plated toilets, gilded furnishings, opulent drapes, and a massive swimming pool.