The Maldives contain numerous sites of interest which will draw the attention of any visitor to the islands. The capital Male boasts an array of significant Maldives Tourist Places including fascinating museums and striking resplendent mosques.
Male’s National Museum should feature on the itinerary of any visitor. This impressive structure contains many precious relics, particularly objects dating to the Sultanate era such as statues, palanquins and thrones in addition to other items of local historic significance. The museum is located at the scenic Sultan’s Park, an elegant landscaped garden which displays flora of diverse kinds along with different kinds of animal life.
As a predominantly Islamic nation pride of place amongst places of worship goes to the Grand Friday Mosque, an imposing and graceful structure which consistently attracts a steady stream of visitors. The Grand Friday Mosque was built by Sultan Ibrahim Iskandhar in the 17th century; this majestic building has the capacity to accommodate 5,000 people.
The Esjehi Art Gallery will be a delightful location for any art lover. The splendid building which houses the gallery contains an array of wide-ranging and noteworthy artworks which will appeal to the ardent art enthusiast.
The visitor who seeks to experience the local way of life should make it a point to visit the Maldives Fish Market. A reminder of the traditional lifestyle of the Maldivians, the fish market offers a spectacular selection of sea creatures along with many different fresh vegetables and fruits.