Some travelers consider the Maldives to be a paradise on earth. This country is known for its resorts, coral beaches and clear blue sea. There is no such familiar city noise and signs of modern civilization here.
The official name of the chain of atolls and coral islands located south of India, in the equatorial waters of the Indian Ocean, is the Republic of Maldives. The population of this South Asian state is approximately 393 thousand people. The total area of the country is 90 thousand sq. Km. The climate is subequatorial monsoon.
The Maldives amaze with its endless ocean, amazing underwater caves and reefs. The island is inspired by the tranquility and comfort of the surrounding tropical virgin nature. The culture stopped at a primitive level, and the locals still respect their traditions.
The largest coral island in the Maldives is Kafu, on it stands the city of Male, which is considered the smallest capital and most populated city. Male is so small that it can be walked around in a couple of hours.
Famous places in the Maldives are the National Museum and the Colonial-style Muliage Palace. It is also worth visiting the beautiful Jumuri Maidan Park or visiting one of the most revered shrines in the Maldives - Medu Ziyarat Chapel.
The city of Male is home to the Great Friday Mosque, famous for its golden dome. Next to it are the graves of both national heroes and members of the ruling families. It is worth paying attention to the Islamic Center, which is located nearby. It is considered the largest in the Maldives, because at the same time it can accommodate about 5,000 people.
Local markets are also not lagging behind in popularity, there are several types of them - vegetable, fruit and handicraft, where the inhabitants of the islands sell handicrafts.
Many tourists are attracted to the Maldives for unsurpassed diving. The underwater world of the peninsula amazes with a variety of inhabitants, at the same time, coral reefs scare away predators and swimming under water is not at all dangerous.
For most tourists, the Maldives is one of the most romantic destinations on the planet. Therefore, newlyweds and lovers tend to the islands in the first place. What is the wedding ceremony on the white sand at sunset and decorated with palm leaves around. If you negotiate a wedding with the hotel in advance, you can get a discount and move into the best bungalow. The Maldives is suitable not only for the wedding ceremony, but also for the honeymoon itself. After all, the rest here is unique and unusual. On the beach you can see both young people and families with children or even elderly people.