Built in the 17th century the Huskuru Miskiiy or Friday Mosque served the population of Male' as their main mosque for almost four centuries.A masterpiece of coral curving and traditional workmanship the mosque built in 1656 is probably the best display of coral curving anywhere in the world.
There is so much to do on your tours of Maldives, you can enjoy cruising, island hoping, snorkeling, scuba diving you name it and it can be arranged for you.
There is so much to do on your tours of Maldives, you can enjoy cruising, island hoping, snorkeling, scuba diving you name it and it can be arranged for you. Cruising vessels specially commissioned to cater to the needs of guests come in all shapes and sizes.
Coral reefs protect over a 1000, tiny islands grouped into natural atolls.
You can have an experience of lifetime in the low-lying islands of pure white coral sand, the highest point on any given island being no more than a meter and a half above sea level.
Buddhism arrived here in 300 BC and was the main religion until 1153 AD when Islam started having an influence on the Royal family followed by conversions.
Today, a common language (Dhivehi) and religion (Islam) have united people into a cohesive and peaceful society.
The Maldives Republic is situated 500 kilometres or 300 miles southwest of the southern edge of India and is made up of approximately 1,190 low-lying coral islands, of which only 200 are dwelt in.
Many of the inhabited islands are sheltered by palm trees and lush tropical plantation, and the many uninhabited islands, some only sand spits or coral tips, are covered with small trees.
One magnificent grand palace is resplendent alongside another.
Superb town houses, merchant's houses, and churches of many denominations line up alongside one another: the Lutheran St. Catherine's, and the Russian Orthodox Kazan cathedral.
During your stay in the Maldives, you must visit Male, the capital of the Maldives. Male' would certainly count as one of the smallest capitals in the world.