Jumhooree Maidhaan (Republic Square) of Maldives – a lovely attraction

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The Maldives is reputed for its beaches and delightful tropical climate; holidaymakers from the world over arrive in the islands attracted by their spotless beaches, alluringly clear sapphire waters and warm sunshine. However the Maldives also offer a number of captivating sightseeing attractions and leisure venues that will attract the interest of the visitor. One of these is the well-known Jumhooree Maidhaan in the capital Male.

The splendid Jumhooree Maidhaan, also identified as Independence Square or Republic Square is frequented by foreign visitors as well as local residents. It is a popular place for informal get-togethers as well as political demonstrations and it is considered to be a trendy place to spend time and socialize.

The square is well-maintained and presents a lush appearance with its thick grass. Taking pride of place is a lofty flagpole with a huge Maldivian flag, in fact the largest in the country. Throughout most of the day you will notice people of all ages at the square, many of them engaging in a variety of recreational pursuits. Jumhooree Maidhaan was constructed in 1989 and has become an iconic symbol of the Maldives as well as a source of pride for the citizens of the country.

In proximity to Jumhooree Maidhaan you will find the well-known Islamic Centre which notably contains the biggest mosque in the nation. This vast place of worship features an unmistakable golden dome and can accommodate as many as 5,000 worshippers. The Islamic Centre also includes the surviving remains of the palace of a former ruler, which has now been transformed into a museum. Features such as these will capture the interest of the visitor to Male.


Shehera Fioni is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Catalina Forbes. Her content is based on many thrilling escapades offered to travellers across the world.


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