5 Best Places To Visit In Male, Maldives

If you are travelling to Maldives for a few days, here are some best places to visit in Male, Maldives.

Maldives is one of the smallest countries in the world. Maldives is no doubt one of the most popular destinations in the world for holidays. Yearly, millions of tourists visit Maldives.

Malé is the capital and most populous city in the Republic of Maldives. With a population of 133,412 and an area of 5.8 square kilometres (2.2 sq mi), it is also one of the most densely populated cities in the world.

1. National Museum

The National Museum in Male is one of the best destinations to visit in Maldives. This museum is a highly recommended places according to many travelers. The entry fee is around 100 rufiyaa and can be accessible easily from any part of the city. If you want to know more about Maldivian artifacts and the rich story behind each, this is the perfect place to go. You can take bus number 101 or 403 to Sultan Park Bus-Station on Medhuziyaarai Magu. National Museum is located next to the Sultan Park.

Maldives National Museum
Maldives National Museum – Photo Credits: instagram.com/i_rash_ibbe

2. Tsunami Monument

Tsunami Monument is located on the south eastern part of Male city on the Boduthakurufaanu Magu. This Tsunami Monument was dedicated for those who lost their lives in the boxing day 2004 Tsunami. You can reach the monument by taking local bus from Hulhumale Bus Stop to Adi Park Bus Stop (bus number 402, 403).

3. Hukuru Miskiiy

Hukuru Miskiiy, also known as the Old Friday Mosque is the only ancient building in the entire city. The inside of the mosque is superb, with its coral stone walls with carvings of different kinds of patterns and Arabic scripts is truly remarkable. The mosque was originally constructed in 1658 under the reign of Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar I over two-year time. You can reach the Old Friday Mosque by taking local bus number 101 to Sultan Park Bus-Station. The Old Friday Mosque is 170m from Sultan Park Bus-Station. But to enter this, you need to have permission from the Ministry.

4. Grand Friday Mosqu

It is the main mosque in the city which is built in Arabic/Persian style architecture. Visitors can reach The Grand Friday Mosque by boat from Hulhule Island to Hulhumale’ Ferry Terminal. The Grand Friday Mosque is 10 minutes walking from the Hulhumale’ Ferry Terminal. The timings and rules for entering the mosque for non-muslims are mentioned outside of the mosque and If you are non-muslim you need to have special permit from the Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs.

5. Fish Market

One of the major tourist attraction spots in Maldives is the Male fish market. Because the Male Fish Market is one of the world`s largest fish markets. The Male Fish Market is located a mere two blocks away from the local market. You can reach the Fish Market by ferry to Jetty number 1 (about USD 1). The Fish Market is 100m from Jetty number 1, on Boduthakurufaanu Magu.

Male, Maldives
Male City, Maldives – Photo Credits: flickr.com/nattu

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