Maldives Not Only Coast Tourism
During the Maldives or Maldives is famous for its tourist beaches. But who would have thought that in this place a lot of other places of interest, including the mosque?
Countries with a collection of small islands forming the atoll lies about 800 km from north to south in the northern Indian Ocean. Maldives is a range of 26 atoll consisting of 1190 small islands and only 198 of them are inhabited. Scenery is very beautiful beaches, plus the blue color of the sea is very clear, I wonder if the State is located at the bottom of Sri Lanka is a tourist destination and the world of Hollywood celebrities. In this place also many international hotels such as Hilton, Four season and so on.
But the Maldives is not just a tourist beach. The country has a population of only about 300,000 people from 2000 census, and the majority are Muslims. These places are so many mosques. It is said that even the number of mosques in this country reached about seven hundred in 1991. One of the most famous mosque and the biggest is The Grand Friday Mosque or al Sultan Moh
amed al-A’z’am Thakurufaanu Mosque.
Grand Friday Mosque is also an Islamic center that offers a variety of international seminars. Located in MalÃ©, the main island which is also central MalÃ© Maldives looks coloring the sky with golden domes and spiers are beautiful. Therein in the form of wood carvings decorate with beautiful Arabic calligraphy. The mosque was opened in 1984 by Maldives President Maumoon time
Abdul Gayoom. The mosque itself can accommodate about 5000 people. In addition to touring the coast and visit the Grand Friday Mosque, Maldives also offers a variety of other tourist attractions can be visited, among others:
The museum is located in Sultan park which is separated from the sultan’s palace and the building occupies a beautiful old palace and save a lot of historical objects of this country.
Mulee Aage Palace.
This palace is situated in front of the Grand Friday mosque and was built in 1906. The palace was founded by Sultan Mohamed Shamsuddeen III for his son, and was built before World War I.
Mosque Hukuru Miskiiy
This mosque is one of the oldest mosques in this country that was founded in 1956. This mosque was built during the reign of Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar I.
Art Gallery Esjehi
This gallery is located in the east of Sultan Park and is one of the oldest buildings in the country.
MalÃ© Fish Market
This market is very pleasant place to visit because it sells various kinds of fish by selling typical Maldives.