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Places to Visit in Maldives

The cluster of islands that make the archipelago of Maldives all contribute to making this nation one of the most tranquil holiday destinations in the world. However, it is not just the blissful coastline that makes this destination paradise, for the nation is adorned with innumerous fascinating locations which symbolize the rich history, culture and scenic appeal that the Maldives is so famously known for.

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Fua Malku

Fua Malku

The largest island in the nation of Maldives, Fua Malaka retains a blissful unspoiled charm making it a perfect spot to take in the best of the well known picture perfect Maldivian beaches.

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Kudahuvadhoo

Kudahuvadhoo

Maldives is etched with history that goes centuries back and the island of Kudahuvadhoo stands proof to that. It is the location of the mysterious mounds known as hawittas; popularly believed to be the ruins of an ancient Buddhist temple.

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Mirihi Islands

Mirihi Islands

If you are honeymooning in Maldives, the Mirihi Island is a perfect destination. Adorned by a gorgeous Maldives luxury resort that is equipped with some unmatched water bungalows like those found in the Velassaru Maldives, this island has the effect of whisking you away from this world into sheer paradise.

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Nalaguraidhoo Beach

Nalaguraidhoo Beach

Arguably the best beach in the already picture perfect Maldives, the Nalaguraidhoo Beach is one location that must be visited by all those holidaying in the Maldives. The azure blue waters fringed with powdery white sands are sure to leave you with some ever lasting memories of breathtaking Maldives.

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Maldives National Museum

Maldives National Museum

Apart from scenic attraction, the Maldives is blessed with rich history and plenty of culture. A stroll through the Maldives National Museum and you will come across innumerous interesting artifacts including ancient coins, age old furniture, royal antiques and clothing among others. The Museum is located in the island of Male, the capital of the Maldives.

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Grand Friday Mosque

Grand Friday Mosque

Islamic is the primary religion practiced in the Maldives. The capital Male is embellished with a quite a good deal of mosques, most of which boasts unique Islamic architecture and art. A popular Islamic tourist attraction in the Maldives is the grand Friday mosque. Being the largest mosque in the Maldives that stands by the side of the Islamic center, there is no better place to relish the beauty of authentic Islam.

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Utheemu Ganduvaru

Utheemu Ganduvaru

Historic in nature, the Utheemu Island marks the birthplace of the great Sultan Mohamed Thakurufaanu. He is a revered historic leader who brought freedom to the Maldives from the iron grip of the Portuguese.

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Muliaage

Muliaage

Located in the heart of Male, Muliagee for Maldivians is their very own white house. Housing the president of the country this is one historic residential location that boasts a truly fascinating architectural structure.

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Alimatha Island

Alimatha Island

Do you crave to explore the underwater Eden that the Maldives is so famously known for, head over to the Alimatha Island; one of the most breathtaking dive spots in the Island. The plethora of underwater visitors that frequent this site are mostly rare and come in varying shapes and sizes. Being a home to endangered species this dive spot has received a government sanctioned protection status.

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Banana Reef

Banana Reef

You can also try the Banana reef is you love the world underwater. In fact this spot is even considered the best since it is blessed with some beautiful caves, cliffs and even some picturesque coral growth.

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National Art Gallery

National Art Gallery

Giving your holiday an intriguing touch of art, the national art museum established in the year 1999 exhibits a world of both local and international art work, all of the finest quality.