Consisting two large buildings, The National Museum in Male gives exhibits the opportunity “to examine and reinterpret the culture and whole way of life the Maldivians, before and after converting to Islam.” The two buildings separated by Sultan Park is where some of the Maldives lived. This side of Male gives a taste of the country’s tropical side and is one of the most remarkable heritage sites in the capital city. It was constructed to preserve the history of Maldives. The park holds the remains of the Sultan’s Palace which are the Old National Museum that can be found in its vicinity. This is a place you ought to visit along with a notebook and pencil to fill your mind with the history of Maldives!

Although the location of the museum is not very eye-catching, it’s a great place to start to learn about valuable historical legacy whilst at the same time creating patriotic mindsets among the local residents of the Maldives. As you experience the many attractions of this museum and other sightseeing highlights a discerning choice of accommodation would be one of the Maldives luxury resort such as the COMO Maalifushi, The Maldives On the lower level of the museum, you will many intriguing exhibits such as weaponry and household wares, labeled artefacts and galleries that focus on ancient and medieval Maldivian History. The upstairs include modern items such as lacquer boxes which are considered to be one of the Maldives’ specialties. There are also some national treasures such as a huge old computer, the nation’s first gramophone and an early telephone. During an uprising in 2012 against the president some of the items we destroyed specially some of the 30 ancient Buddhist coral stone carvings as they were “idols” belonging to the country’s pre Islamic era.

Auburn Silver is a travel writer who has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world.