Exquisite Calligraphy at the Friday Mosque in Male
Male, the capital city of the Maldives, is a tiny little island, easily navigable by foot — and definitely worth checking out during a layover to or from your resort. One of the highlights is the 17th-century Hukuru Miskiy, Old Friday Mosque, built out of coral. The intricate calligraphy on the wooden beams along the ceiling is unique and unlike any I've ever seen before.
By Sarah Khan, AFAR Contributor
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The most historical thing in Maldives
The most historical thing in Maldives is the mosque on Male island. The place is not big, but it is like a monument which reveals the history of these islands
By Zhang Bo
Medhuziyaarai Magu, Malé, Maldives