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List of things to do in Maldives – memories that will last a lifetime

Maldives is a treasure-trove of wonders that ranges from breathtaking scenery to rich history and culture. There are so many things you can do in Maldives, the most popular of which are listed below

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Explore Fua Malku

Explore Fua Malku

The nation of Maldives is an archipelago of over thousand tiny islands of which Fua Malku is the largest. Despite its size, Fua Malaka still retains an unspoiled charm and is considered one of the most scenic islands in the nation. Indulge in long walks by the coast and bask in the sparkling waters; this really is paradise on earth.

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Discover the history at the Kudahuvadhoo

Discover the history at the Kudahuvadhoo

The island of Maldives although an Islamic nation today, boasts a rich Buddhist history that goes back centuries. Remains of this history are evident in the island of Kudahuvadhoo where a number of mysterious mounds known as Hawittas are found. These unique and fascinating structures are believed to be the ruins of an ancient Buddhist temple.

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Discover the Maldivian Underwater world

Discover the Maldivian Underwater world

The underwater world of the Maldives is just as -or perhaps even more significant, than all the endless treasures found on its surface. For the aqua lover this setting is paradise. Explore the endless marine treasures by indulging in activities like snorkeling and diving both of which are extremely popular in a destination like Maldives. While underwater you are likely to encounter a plethora of fish of all shapes sizes and colors. Watching these creatures thriving in their natural habitat is definitely a treat worth relishing.

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Spend at least one night in an Island Resort

Spend at least one night in an Island Resort

A Maldives vacation is not complete without indulging in an island resort. Among the many choices that are offered in this nation, the Kurumbu Maldives stands out as it is located in one island that boasts a fascinating lagoon in addition to the rest of its charms. Whether you are going on a blissful honeymoon or holidaying with the entire family, the Kurumba offers an array of fun filled activities that suits all tastes and ages.

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Learn a little about the history and culture in Maldives

Learn a little about the history and culture in Maldives

The Nation of Maldives is not just about the endless beaches and picturesque sceneries, for nestled within this unparalleled beauty is a rich history and a strong culture. For a holistic look at the Maldivian past and present, take a tour through the Maldives National Museum. This museum is a treasure-trove of artifacts from the past and includes ancient coins, age old furniture, royal antiques and even clothing. The National Museum of Maldives is located in the island of Male which is the capital of the Maldives.

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Bask in the Serenity of the Grand Friday Mosque

Bask in the Serenity of the Grand Friday Mosque

Islam being the predominant religion in the Maldives has brought to these shores a different set of culture, art and architecture. This combined with a touch of Maldivian is what makes the religious structures in the Maldives so unique. The Grand Friday Mosque is one such location that has both simplicity and grandeur combined in its structure. The building is pure white in color and flaunts exquisite Islamic architecture and art. This mosque is the largest religious structure in the Maldives and also has an Islamic center by its side. Apart from this mosque, the Hukuru misqui is also another interesting mosque in the country which has a history that dates back to the 17th century. The Hukuru Misky is the oldest mosque in the nation.