MUST-SEE: Sultan Palace, Male' City
Surrounded by trees and singing birds, there is this little palace which was once home to the Kings. It is one of the oldest surviving castles in Maldives. Now a national heritage and a famous tourist attraction, this is one of the first places any visitors will come across.
Located near the Grand Friday Mosque. This place gives a good idea of the simplistic lifestyle of 18th-19th century Maldives. When constructed, this was the only multi-story building in the Maldives. Basic construction was done using sand, coral and lime unlike the modern concrete buildings that overwhelms the capital city of Male today.