Sultan Park And National Museum, Male
Sultan Park And National Museum, Male - Address, Phone Number
Address: Machangolhi Malé Maldives
Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
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About Sultan Park And National Museum, Male
The only thing that remains of the 16th century Royal Palace is Sultan Park. Sultan Park is Public Park that stands as a testimony to the Palace’s grandiose. The Royal Palace was razed to the ground except for one three storey wing. There is a massive iron gate at the entrance that speaks of its former glory. Water Lilies and serene ponds welcome you to this green oasis. A welcome change from the chaos of the city, if you listen carefully, you could actually hear birdsongs at this place. The remnant wing of the palace has been converted to the National Museum which houses artefacts of Maldivian culture, including coins, royal antiques, furniture, coins, embellishments and armaments. A visit to this museum is a must for history lovers.
Sultan Park And National Museum Information
- Check out the musical instruments collection which includes Tama drums, Aria guitar.
Sultan Park And National Museum Ticket Prices
- Foreigners entrance fee: RF 50 for Adults and RF 20 for Children; Locals: RF 20 for Adults and RF 5 for Children.
How To reach Sultan Park And National Museum by Public Transport
- Nearest bus stop: Sultan Park Bus-Station, Majeedhiyya School Bus-Station
Restaurants Near Sultan Park And National Museum
- Seagull Cafe
- Sala Thai Restaurant
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Sultan Park And National Museum, Male Reviews
Before it was renovated, when this place was known as Sultan Park, this was a beautiful green space, open to anyone. Now that it's been reopened, the place is covered is garish coloured lights, using a lot of electricity, and it is now not free for foreigners to access. Maldivians can access the park free of charge, but there is now a quite high fee for foreigners, meaning that migrant workers can no longer acess the park because they cannot afford the entrance fee.
It had diseases, I'll trees, gross trees, and litter and was left to perish.
A nice place for break. This used to be part of the Palace when the Maldives was a sultanate (kingdom). The park is small (takes less than 3 minutes to cross the park from one end to the other) and you can hear the sound of vehicles horn in the adjacent roads. The only "quiet" place in Male'. From here you can easily visit the museum and the grand Mosque which are both within about 3 minute walking distance. The park has no toilets, no drinking water facilities and not enough seating arrangements. The park is in need of major repairs and maintenance.
Old Male' beach side is very historical site of Maldives. Most of kings are lived in this area.
Its being renovating one its finished it would be a beatuiful place to hangout to all ages. Soon it will be open to all