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5 Breath-taking Maldives Monuments – The very essence of Maldives

Maldives isn’t just about the beautiful shores and the high-end hotels and resorts. There is so much more to explore here in terms of culture and history as well. There are a few places that will leave you inspired after a visit on your holiday, and here are the top 5.

1

Victory Monument

This is a place that is open 24 hours for those who want to visit. The Victory Monument in the capital of Maldives commemorates the victory of the people of Male against the terrorist Tamil Tigers from Sri Lanka. An invasion was attempted back in 1988. Those who laid down their lives for the country are frequently remembered through this monument signifying their patriotism.

2

Tsunami Monument

Situated at Thin Ruh Park, this is a monument that you can’t miss out on. Unlike the usual stories of bravery and the happy occasion usually remembered through a monument, this one depicts the tragic event, the tsunami that occurred in Maldives in 2004. It was so severe that many people lost their lives. It is also a memorial for these lives whose names are engraved on the vertical rods of the piece of architecture.

3

Sinamalé Bridge

This is one of the most remarkable structures on the main island. It is the bridge that connects Male with two other islands named Hulhumale and Hulhule. The bridge runs across the ocean and the waters are an absolute treat to the eye. The sound of the ocean makes the whole scene even more tranquil. The spot should definitely be on your must-visit list.

4

Jumhooree Maidhaan (Republic Square) Of Maldives

This is the Republic Square or Independence Square of the Maldives. The place is quite a popular hangout spot for the locals as well. Within the premises is the National Flag of Maldives soaring high in the air as the wind keeps it alive at all times of the day. If you do have time to visit, Jumhooree Maidhaan will not disappoint.

5

Mulee-aage Palace

This monument is situated right in front of the Old Friday Mosque and is the residence of the President of the Maldives. The structure came up back in 1914 and was initially meant to be a residence for Sultan Muhammad Shamsuddeen III’s son Prince Hassan Izzuddin. Inspirations for the palace’s architecture was taken from the colonial-style bungalows that were built in Ceylon at the time. The grand palace remained the ancestral home of the Huura Dynasty for a very long time. Mohamed Nasheed, the former president of Maldives even installed solar panels and made the palace and eco-friendly residence which is quite inspiring.

These wonderful monuments in Maldives are reason enough to visit this wonderful paradise. If you do want to spend your holiday here, there is no doubt that the many places to stay are going to impress you with strict adherence to safety measures. With all precautions taken, be it an overwater villa, beach villa or garden villa in Maldives, guests are always free to roam the beach at their doorstep and breathe in the refreshing scent of the ocean. Reethi Faru Resort and many other properties allow guests a mask free vacation to a truly enjoyable stay.

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