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Top Tourist Attractions in Maldives

Ranked among the world's most attractive travel destinations, Maldives is a great place for relaxation. The cultural & natural wonders of this beautiful archipelago add extra excitement as well.

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Jumhooree Maidan

Jumhooree Maidan

Opened in 1989 Jumhooree Maidan is Maldives' republic square where Independence Day is hosted each year along with other important national events. The surrounding lush greenery and breathtaking peaks of the Indian Ocean have made it one of the most photographed landmarks in the country. You find both locals and visitors taking an evening stroll with family and friends amongst the lavish landscapes of this nationally significant monument almost every day.

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Artificial Beach

Artificial Beach

An artificial beach in a paradise blessed with so many natural beaches you wonder? Well, not all of Maldives is lucky enough to enjoy the natural aquamarine waters of the Indian Ocean. The capital city Male where the commercial activities are carried out is unfortunate not to enjoy the natural beaches. However, the Artificial Beach allows anyone in the city of Male to take a plunge whenever they feel like it, even during hot summer afternoons! If you are looking to get the best deals on flights to Male, make sure you check findmyfare.com to search, compare and select the flights from a simple click of a button

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HP Reef

HP Reef

The vibrant coral reef heartlands of Maldives, the HP Reef has been a popular diving spot for years. The luscious underwater garden is a protected reserve under the Maldivian law. This colourful reef has been a top attraction with innumerable marine life inhabiting confines of the coral reef. This is one of the top tourist attractions in Maldives that gathers diving enthusiast from around the world for many decades.

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Grand Friday Mosque

Grand Friday Mosque

The iconic architectural landmark in the capital of Male, the Grand Friday Mosque is a religious epicenter in the archipelago. What's striking about the building is its plainness; built with white marble without any decorations it is an outstanding architectural piece. The mosque is officially named as Masjid-al-Sultan Muhammad Thakurufaanu Al Auzam after a much-celebrated Maldivian hero. It is one of the biggest mosques in South Asia and can accommodate up to five thousand people at once.

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Utheemu Ganduvaru

Utheemu Ganduvaru

The home of the former ruler of the country Sultan Mohamed Thankurufaan Utheemu Ganduvaru, this is another culturally significant location in the busy capital of Male. The sultan is respected and a national icon for saving the country from the Portuguese, and his household remains not only a breathtaking architectural landmark but also a memorable monument of freedom. The building is home to various artifacts relating to the proud legacy of Sultan Mohamed Thankurufaan.

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National Museum

National Museum

The National Museum of Maldives is located within the Sultan Park. Visitors may not find it to be extraordinary however it is an interesting touristic attraction. Reflecting on the ancient and medieval period of the Maldivian history the museum is a great place to learn about the country's past. Weaponry, religious artifacts, home ware as well as impressive Arabic and Thaana engraved pieces of wood commemorating the conversion of Maldives to Islam in 1153 are showcased here. For general viewing, the highlight is the skeleton of a 6m long Longman's Beaked Whale displayed.