MALDIVES (Top 100 Places to visit):-
Maldives, Country in South Asia next to Srilanka is always a dream destination for travelers from all over the world. With 1200 islands and 26 atolls, Maldives has everything from enthralling blue seas, shiny white sandy beaches to magnificent reefs as well as variety of water sport adventures.
Having territory of approximately 298 square kilometers (115 sq mi), the Maldives is one of the world’s most geographically dispersed countries, as well as the smallest Asian country by both land area and population, with around 427,756 residents.
Economy and Foreign Policy:-
Foreign policy of Maldives welcomes globalization. The Maldives is a founding member of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)). It is also a member of the United Nations, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, and the Non Aligned Movement. The World Bank classifies the Maldives as having an upper middle income economy.
Fishing has historically been the dominant economic activity, and also remains the largest sector by far, followed by the rapidly growing tourism industry. Along with Sri Lanka, it is one of only two South Asian countries rated “high” on the Human Development Index, with its per capita income the highest among SAARC nations.
Maldives is facing main issue of rising sea level. According to former Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed; the Maldives ranked the third most endangered nation due to flooding from climate change.
In March and April 2012, Nasheed stated, “If carbon emissions were to stop today, the planet would not see a difference for 60 to 70 years.” “If carbon emissions continue at the rate they are climbing today, my country will be under water in seven years. Other issues are Beach Erosion, Coral Mining, Dredging, as well as Land Reclamation.
Places to see:-
Maafushi Island located in Kaafu Atoll just 27 km away from Male. It is one of the biggest islands in Maldives famous for water sport as well as other fun thrilling activities.
Male Friday Mosque
Friday mosque is one of the oldest and also most ornate mosques in the city of Male. The mosque added to the tentative UNESCO World Heritage cultural list in 2008 as unique examples of sea-culture architecture.
The Islamic Centre is an architectural landmark in the capital city, Male. The Islamic Centre acts as a major tourist attraction of Male, because of its location near the main jetty of Male and due to the beautiful architecture of the mosque.