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Historical Places to visit in Maldives -Beaches, heritage sites, and more

The ultimate vacation destination, Maldives is known for its beaches and natural attractions, for those who want to know the culture and its history, there are ample historical places to visit too.

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Utheemu Ganduvaru

Utheemu Ganduvaru

The home of Sultan Mohamed Thankurufaan, this place holds a prominent place in the history of Maldives because he was a daring and courageous man who saved the people of Maldives from Portuguese conquerors. When you are staying at a Maldives island resort, most of the heritage sites are accessible by speedboats, planes or is just a mere walk away.

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Biyadhoo Island

Biyadhoo Island

This island is known for being calm and the best place for reef houses. Snorkelling, diving and swimming are popular activities and the best part is that there are more than 35 different diving spots too.

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Hukuru Miskiiy

Hukuru Miskiiy

Inaugurated on the Maldives' National Day in 1952, this museum was set up to remember the past heroes, history of Maldives and to make the people patriotic. The Museum is in Sultan Park, which is a part of the Sultans' palaces. This is a hotspot for tourists and can be accessed by boat from any of one of the island resorts like the Adaaran Club Rannalhi. This four floored building has much to offer is you are a history buff and love learning about the culture of Maldives.

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HP Reef

HP Reef

Being one of the best diving spots in Maldives, this place is a delight for the water babies with its colourful fish and mesmerising coral reefs. If you are interested in marine life and of life underwater, this diving spot is a must visit for you.

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Banana Reef

Banana Reef

Aptly named as it resembles the shape of a banana, this reef covers about 300 metres of the ocean and a unique collection of marine life can be seen under here. The Moray Eels, Napoleon Wrasse and the Bannerfish are among the rare sightings you will encounter if you dive in the Banana Reef.

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Manta Point

Manta Point

Staying true to its name, this place houses a variety of manta rays and you will be sure to spot a lot of them when you visit this point of the ocean.

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Alimatha Island

Alimatha Island

The beautiful Maldives aquarium is on this island, and apart from that, this island has the world known Maldivian views with clear blue waters and endless beaches too.

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Bluetribe Moofushi

Bluetribe Moofushi

If you are an adventurous traveller and love a few fast paced activities during your vacation, this place is for you. Diving, kayaking, windsurfing and many more water sports can be done at this spot. Marine life is also ample here, with manta rays, whale sharks and a lot of other types of fishes.