Out there in the middle of the buzzing streets of Male, lies an idyllic oasis. Sultan Park with its stunning landscapes and museum is a splendid spot to visit when in the Maldivian capital.
A bit about Sultan Park
Built on the southern side of the former Royal Palace grounds which dates back to the 16th century, Sultan Park which is home to the National Museum is one of the many attractions in Male. What was once the garden of the Royal Palace, it has now been transformed into this verdant park.
History of the Museum
The three-storey wing that was left after the demolition of the Royal Palace was later transformed into the National Museum of Maldives. A popular tourist site, the National Museum is frequented by those visiting this cluster of islands for an exotic vacation in a Maldives resort including the luxurious accommodation options offered at COMO Hotels and Resorts.
Locating the Park
Found opposite the Islamic Centre on Medhuziyaaraiy Magu, Sultan Park welcomes its enthusiastic visitors through gigantic iron gates that still reveal the former glory of the palace.
Sightseeing in the Park Amidst the natural wonders of Sultan Park, the blooming lilies masking the ponds are a spectacle you should not miss. Aside from the remarkable spectacles of nature, the adjoining National Museum features many artefacts including the Bohomala sculptures, monkey statues and a fascinating statue piece of the Hindu water god, Makara.
Fritzjames Stephen is a travel writer, who writes content based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life.