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Written by Buvaneshwari Gopinath on October 12, 2020 Share on

Great Monuments in the Maldives that speak stories

The Maldives is a small romantic country/island that is a famous honeymoon destination. The island is not just about sparkling drinks, sandy beaches and sports but more. There are different monuments in the Maldives that symbolises history or tells a tale about some iconic moments that happened in history. If you are a history buff, be sure to travel to these monuments and get to know all the stories the Maldives has to say.

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Iconic Monuments in the Maldives

1. The Victory Monument

The Victory Monument in the Maldives is a historical landmark. Located in the capital city, Male, the monument is a symbol of bravery. It was constructed for the people who fought against the Srilankans. The monument is located far away from the crowds of the capital. Walk around the monument and enjoy the silence and warmth the place provides. With zero traffic, you will be surprised to know that the monument is located within the city. The Victory Monument in the Maldives has been experiencing an increase in the number of tourists.

Location: Male

Open hours: The Victory Monument is open on all days of the week on all 24 hours.

2. Hulhumale Mosque

Hulhumale Mosque
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The island of Maldives is diverse. The residents in the Maldives belong to different religion and castes. With different religions, the land has seen beautiful creations of monuments in the Maldives that speak religion. One such place is the Hulhumale Mosque. Hulhumale mosque is built using the patterns from the Mughals. Hulhumale Mosque is known to be yet another historical monuments in the Maldives. You don’t have to be of the same religion to visit here. Come adore the beauty of the stunning structure and enjoy the peace the place provides. Experience the divine peace in such a soothing place.

Location: Filigas Magu, Malé, Maldives

Open hours: Hulhumale Mosque is open on all days of the week between 9 AM – 5 PM.

3. Hukuru Miskiy

Hukuru Miskiy is yet another famous mosque which is also among the monuments in the Maldives. This mosque is called the Old Friday Mosque by the locals. The Hukuru Miskiy is carved stunningly with coral stones to highlight the designs of the monument. Apart from the coral stones, people have chiselled a few Quranic scriptures that speak the religion. Like the Hulhumale Mosque, people of any religion can visit the Hukuru Miskiy. Due to its coral stones and quranic scriptures, it makes the mosque a rare monument. You can see hundreds of tourists visiting the Hukuru Miskiy from around the world. While here, try clicking pictures at the scenic and serene beauty just outside of the mosque.

Location: Reethigas Hingun, Malé, Maldives

Open hours: Hukuru Miskiy is open on all days of the week between 6:00 AM – 7:30 PM.

4. Tsunami Monument

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Each monument tells you a story. It can either be a happy story with a happy ending or tragic story with a sad ending. Either way, monuments speak a lot about these story than what a human could. Tsunami Monument is one such landmark. Located in the Maldives, Tsunami Monument was constructed as a memory for those who lost their lives in a Tsunami that hit the Maldives in 2004. The monument is engraved with names of those who lost their lives. For the family, it is a place to remember by of their loved ones.

Location: Thin Ruh Park, Boduthakurufaanu Magu, Malé, Maldives

Open hours: Tsunami Monument is open on all days of the week on all 24 hours.

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