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5 must-see places in the Maldives – Exploring the many faces of Maldives

The Maldives is a beautiful island which albeit tiny affords a little universe to unearth. To enjoy all the many sides of this destination below are a few places that must be visited

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Beaches

The Maldives is one destination that is all about the sparkling blue. Boasting a coastline like no other, the beaches in the Maldives is one place you really can drown in – figuratively of course. Boasting powdery white sands and crystal-clear waters these beaches are heavenly, to say the least. Apart from lounging and taking in the beauty of the beaches, you can also try out popular water-based activities such as jet skiing, parasailing, windsurfing, snorkelling and plenty more. Many of luxury hotels in Maldives are also set up by the beach. The Residence Maldives by Cenizaro is one such property. Popular beaches in Maldives include the Reethi beach, Veligandu, Angaga, and the Soneva Fishi. But no matter which beach you find yourself in, rest assured you are bound to have an amazing time in this part of the world.

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Explore Male City

The Capital of Maldives, Male beats the heart of Maldivian history, culture and politics and it is the administrative city of the nation. Although it occupies a complete island for itself, the city is just 5km right round and can easily be covered in a single walk. Pristine in appearance, Male is adorned with a world of attractions which includes enchanting mosques such as the Male Friday Mosque, Hukuru Misky and the Islamic Center as well as historic attractions which cover the famous Mulu agee Palace and the National Museum. Also found in Male is the artificial island called Hulu Male.

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Majeedhu Magu

To experience Maldivian shopping in its most authentic form visit Majeedhee Magu. You can find here everything from handicrafts to clothes, to perfumes, homeware, electronic gizmos, to ethnic jewellery and much more. Majeedhee Magu displays the most colourful and glitzy items in the whole of Male. Situated in an upmarket area, the market spans right across the city, coming to an end just exactly at the waterfront.

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Mulee-Aage Palace

In the heart of this amazing city stands the Mulee-Aage Palace. This historic building has been a popular tourist destination where one can enjoy an interesting insight into Maldivian history and culture. Located across the road from Hukuru Miskiiy, this blue and white building stands tall with an elaborate gate that adorns the entrance. The Mulee-Aage Palace was first constructed by the hands of the great Sultan Shamsudeen as a gift for his son. After 1936 however, the palace became government property.

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The Jumhoorie Maidan

Surrounded by a number of official and important buildings this location marks a central spot in Male. To the South, you can find the Famous Islamic Centre in the Maldives. On the Eastern end, there is the Male Police Head Quarters, on the West are a series of commercial buildings and shopping outlets and on the North, you find a pristine little beach perfect for seaside views.

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