Sightseeing in Maldives Island - what to see. Complete travel guide

Maldives Maldives have always been associated with upscale vacations. Archipelago located in the Indian Ocean includes 1190 atolls, where top-class hotels and resorts are situated. Each atoll is the focus of unique natural attractions and charming beaches. Pristine natural beauty can be called the main feature of the archipelago. It's worth noting that local beauty isn’t limited to terrestrial landscapes, as the underwater world is also extraordinarily beautiful. That's why fans of diving and snorkeling prefer resting on Maldives.
Guests of Maldives enjoy beach vacations, as there’s everything for upscale rest. Literally each atoll has beach places and many of them are converted into first class resorts. The … Open
With regard to traditional tours and scenic walks, guests of elite resorts won’t be disappointed. A significant part of historical attractions are concentrated in the capital of the archipelago, the city of Male. The starting point for many excursions is the main square of the capital, Jumhooree Maidhan. Its construction began only recently, in 1988. Today the picturesque square is one of the busiest places of the archipelago. Amazing shops and restaurants are concentrated around it, as well as picturesque streets ideal for walks.
Hukuru Miskiiy is among the most notable historical sights. The age of mosque is almost a thousand years. This beautiful old building has perfectly preserved to this day. During the tour you can see symbolic drawings carved in stones; those were created by masters in the 13th century. Next to the old mosque there is a cemetery, which also has great historical value. Its territory features the tomb of Sultan Abu Al Barakat and other rulers famous for their great deeds. Copyright
Hotels of Maldives are associated with luxury and prestige. However, there are not only expensive accommodation places in the archipelago. Male features the majority of hotels; the unique … Open
However, the biggest religious building is Old Friday Mosgue. It’s a large architectural complex including Islamic center and the mosque itself with luxurious golden domes. The mosque can accommodate 5,000 worshipers at the same time. Old Friday Mosque is the most sacred place for locals, so it is a must see place.
The central district of Male can boast the most important architectural feature of Maldives, Theemuge Palace. It has been the main residence of the ruler for a long time, but today it’s transforming into the office center. However, some rooms have retained their pristine decor and are available to visit.
Maldives offer a wide range of opportunities for those who love shopping. Here you can find interesting souvenirs, stylish things and much more. You should better buy everything you need in … Open
Male Fish Market is among major attractions of the archipelago. A walk there will be no less interesting than visit to a museum. Such a number of exotic seafood can't be seen on any market of neighboring countries. From early morning until late in the evening, this area of the capital is literally full of life. Shopping stalls originate next to the coast. Throughout the day fishing boats come to the pier and it’s very interesting to watch them.
maldives The most important cultural center of the archipelago is the National Museum, which is also located in the capital, in Sultan Park. Royal decorations and handmade traditional costumes, ancient manuscripts and religious artifacts are among its priceless artifacts. The age of some of museum exhibits is more than a thousand years; it would take more than one day to study the rich collection.
There is almost ideal climate for children on Maldives, and a lot of families tend to spend their holidays here in the winter season. Perhaps, the long flight is the only problem for young … Open
Besides sightseeing tourism and beach recreation, the Maldives have much to offer to their numerous guests. Romantic couples have an opportunity to enjoy an unforgettable wedding ceremony on the islands. Such ceremonies are unofficial, but many still value them because of unique atmosphere and unparalleled solemnity. Fans of water sports will be delighted with numerous local sports centers that are always glad to serve new clients. The period from January to April is considered the best time for scuba diving. The Maldives have a rich choice of diving sites suitable for both beginners and experienced divers.
Surfers, in their turn, love to visit the island and its beaches from April to September. The wind is mostly strong in some coastal areas, so sportsmen are guaranteed to enjoy strong waves at any time of the day. In order to swim with a snorkel mask or do some fishing, there is no need to visit the Maldives in certain months as all months are good. The islands are a great place to try some extreme sports. Fans of adrenaline and thrilling emotions can try parachuting above the water surface or spend a whole day on an uninhabited island. Upscale travelers usually prefer yacht cruises, during which they can explore the most beautiful islands of the region.
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Sightseeing in Maldives: things to see

Independence Square is the heart of the city. Apart from a small park, there are no famous landmarks on the square, but the majority of demonstrations and gatherings take place there. Sultan Park and the National Museum located in it are a great place to learn more about the history of the islands, see historic documents and regalia. The southeast of the park is the location of Kalhu Vakaru Miskiy, one of the oldest mosques on the islands. … Open

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Restaurant Per Aquum

From the series “Fancy Houses and Hotels Located on Water or Under Water”
The location of the restaurant has also a lot of interesting features. The surrounding underwater world is not only a variety of exotic fish, but also a presence of rare corals. In accordance to the concept of the restaurant, its visitors can enjoy a huge choice of specialties from seafood. In an unusual bar, guests are offered a rich choice of elite alcohol and soft drinks. … Read further

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