Maldives having a great past and history of freedom struggle is having many historical places and monuments. There are a number of historical sites, monuments, buildings and parks to visit when you travel to the Maldives. The important historical place is the Sultan Park, a public park in the capital Malé with remains of a royal palace that was destroyed in the 16th century. The remains are now in the National Museum, a three-storey building.
The park and museum offer a unique idea of heritage and history of the Maldives. Hukuru Miski is the oldest mosque in the Maldives.
Popular historical places and monuments in Maldives are
The national museum of Maldives is considered as the main attraction of the small city of Male. This museum is located inside a glorious public park named Sultan’s Park. It was an old palace building which was converted into a museum. It houses ancient exhibits of the sultans’ belongings, Thor Heyerdahl’s, archaeological discoveries and stone carvings along with items of historical and cultural interest from both the Pre-Islamic and Islamic eras of Maldivian history.
Hukuru Miskiy Grand Friday Mosque
The 15th century historic mosque in Maldives built by Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar is another attraction of Maldives. Hukuru miskiy is made of blocks of coral engraved with exquisite designs. Wooden panels inscribed with Arabic prayers can be seen displayed inside the mosque. More coral craving can be seen on the tombstones of heroes, sultans and nobles in the cemetery outside the mosque. Hukuru Miskiy is surprisingly still a functional mosque as well as a must-visit tourist destination in Maldives.