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Amazing 5 Historical Places in The Maldives which You Should Be Knowing - Intriguing historical locations to explore…

The Maldives is not only known for its stunning beaches with numerous water sports and divine food but also a place with a rich history that showcases the development of the country and its citizens.


Tomb of Muhammad Thakurufaanu

The Blue and white structure not only calms those who lay their eyes on it, but it is also said to signify peace within those who are gathered near the tomb. The tomb belongs to Muhammad Thakurufaanu who is considered as Maldives' national hero for his bravery in liberating the country from Portuguese rule and also as one of the greatest leaders of the country. The location of the tomb is easily accessible as it is located in Male itself and even if you are staying at a hotel or resort such as Dhigali Maldives you can visit the tomb before you head to your resort, whilst you are in Male.


Grand Friday Mosque

The Grand Friday Mosque is a historically and culturally important location with its golden dome that can be a witness from sky, land and sea. Located in the heart of the Maldives, in Male, the Grand Friday Mosque is a place that all tourists visit during their stay in the stunning islands. Located right next to the Islamic Centre in the Maldives, the Grand Friday Mosque is also a location you can learn about the history of the Maldives and how it became an Islamic country.


The Kongannu Cemetery

This cemetery which is the oldest cemetery in the paradise islands was built in order to bury the first Muslims in the Addu Atoll. The cemetery is located at the edge of the atoll and is said to have been built over 900 years ago. While the location is ironically a beautiful place to visit it is also said to hold some of the greatest secrets of the ancient royal families. Apart from the uniformity, the beauty of the location the cemetery is also home to the biggest tombstone in the country which belongs to a member of the royal family.


Isdhoo Buddhist Stupas

The Maldives is said to have been discovered by Sri Lankans who were then known as Ceylon. Initially, the Maldives was initially a Buddhist country and these stupas and temples are a significant part of that historical time. Even though there are many mosques in Maldives attractions there are also some Buddhist temples you can visit when exploring the Maldives. While most of the locations were destroyed during the conversion you will get to see the ruins when you visit the Ishdoo Buddhist Stupas.


British War Memorial

The British War Memorial in the Maldives is located on the island of Gan which is in the Addi Atoll. The British War Cemetery was built in order to pay respect to the British soldiers who sacrificed their lives serving the Royal Air Force from the years 1941 to 1971. The well-maintained sombre location also has cannons from World War 2 and is open for visitors from morning till evening. You can witness the names and ages which were carved on the tombstones although it is said that these might not be a hundred percent accurate due to the issues of time.