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Maldives Tourism Information

An archipelago of 1190 coral islands, Maldives is often referred to as the ‘paradise on earth’. The pristine beaches, the swaying palm trees, the white beaches, the lagoons—all make it a widely acclaimed tourist destination.

Tourism Facts and Figures

Full Name: Republic of Maldives

Capital City: Male

Area: 298 sq. km.

Population: 301, 475

Time Zone: GMT +5 hrs

Religion: Islam

Currency: Rufiyaa

Country Dialing Code: 960

Places to Visit

Kudahuvadhoo - A large number of visitors visit Kudahuvadhoo Island to have a look at the hawittas, the mysterious mounds most likely to be the ruins of Buddhist temples.

Male - You cannot ignore this 2 km long and 1 km wide picturesque capital city offering a full range of traditional as well as western ambience.

Banana Reef - A protected marine area with magnificent cliffs and caves.

Fish Head - One of the world’s famous dive locations. Also known as Mushimasmingali Thila, Fish Head is a spectacular site for its steep sides, ledges, overhands, and caves. Fish Head has plenty to offer to nature lovers especially with large schools of barracuda and grey reef sharks.

 
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