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Malé - the capital of Maldives

Malé street & National Museum (left)
Medhu Ziyaarath - shrine of Abu Al Barakaath Yusuf Al Barbari
Hukuru Miskiy (1656) - Oldest mosque in Maldives
 
 
Old well
Inside Hukuru Miskiy
Munnaaru
Tombs of National Heroes
Mulee-Aage
Sultan's Park near Malé mosque
Malé islamic centre
Shopping street for tourist
Spent some time at Malé....one of the smallest capital city in the world.

There are a number of historical sites and monuments here, which serve as popular tourist attractions of the city. One of the most famous tourist attractions of the city is the National Museum. The museum displays the personal belongings of the Sultan of Maldives.

Another popular monument in Male is the Islamic Center and the Grand Friday Mosque. These buildings are known for their grand golden domes. The Friday Mosque is known as Hukuru Miskyii. It is the biggest mosque of the country, with beautiful minarets and decorative domes. The mosque houses the tombs of national heroes of the country. The mosque can accommodate around five thousand people at one point of time.

The Mulee Aagee is another major monument in Male. It is basically a historic home which houses the tombs of many saints of the country. Other major monuments that one can find in the capital city of the country inlcude the Presidential Palace located in the Sultan Park.


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