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Tourist attractions in Maldives


Maldives is more like a string of beautiful low lying coral islands, located in the Indian Ocean.


For the water sports enthusiasts and for those who love to indulge in the sun, Maldives is an absolute paradise. Apart from these there are many other tourist attractions at Maldives, which have for years wooed the tourists to this destination.

Many of the islands also boast of having enormous lagoons which are added attraction of the place.

There are several mosques at Maldives which the tourists must watch out for. Some of the examples of these famous mosques are the Grand Friday Mosque, Mulee Aage Palace and Hukuru Miskiiy. While Grand Friday Mosque is the biggest mosque of Maldives, the oldest mosque is Hukuru Miskiiy.

The National Museum of Maldives is one of the major tourist attractions at Maldives. This was originally an old palace building which was later converted into a museum. In fact the museum is housed at Sultan Park, which was a part of the Sultan's palace. Here you can find several objects which were used by the Sultan.

You will come across several costumes and ornaments which were once worn by various kings and queens including paper and cloth manuscripts, stone items of the Maldives' pre-Islamic period, anthropological objects and arms and amours.

Fish market is also one of the tourist destinations of Maldives. Just watching the different fish products can be fun. These markets are always over crowded with people. You can also indulge in fishing yourself at Maldives.

Usually fishing takes place here after sunset when darkness starts settling in. Even if you do not get a big catch, but still you will cherish this overall experience.

You can spend time just rocking in the fishing boats under the open starry sky. There is also the option for going on morning fishing but for this you will have to make a special request beforehand.

Travel to Maldives involves an inevitable trip to the beaches. The beaches of Maldives are considered to be one of the hottest beaches of the world.

You can participate in activities like parasailing, surfing, diving and snorkeling at Maldives. Even if you spend few quiet moments at the beaches, you would not regret the sensation.