Tsunami Monument, Male

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Tsunami Monument honors the victims of a 2004 tsunami that claimed the lives of more than 100 people, destroyed countless buildings, and left nearly two-thirds of Male flooded in the aftermath. The spiraling monument stands on the edge of the sea in memory of those who were affected by the tragedy. Ponder the incredible power of nature as you look out over the sobering memorial and the waters beyond. Plan my day in Male using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.
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  • This is at the end of the long promenade which is worth walking and serves as a humble reminder of the power of nature. It’s niceky constructed and surrounded by an attractive garden feature  more »
  • If you are on maafushi island you will not miss any of its attractions since it is so small . You will anyway find them even if you are not looking for them. This one is good one in the middle of the ...  more »
  • We had a morning to pass before heading to our resort. We walked our way along the coast, past the new beach, to the monument. Pretty disappointing overall, not even a plaque to describe the reasoning...  more »
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  • His Excellency President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom opened the newly developed Tsunami Bina Maizaan on 13 March 2016 under the project to redevelop Male’ city west harbor area. President Yameen, First Lady, Madam Fathimath Ibrahim, Minister of Housing and Ifrastructure Dr. Mohamed Muizzu and government officials joined in this special ceremony.
  • I saw the monument while travelling from Villingili to Male. Those snapshots were taken from the ferry. Nice artistic monument. Beautiful colours of this monument can only be seen at night.
  • The Tsunami Monument is located on the south eastern part of Male city, on the Boduthakurufaanu Magu. This Tsunami Monument was dedicated for those who lost their lives in the boxing day 2004 Tsunami, originated from Aceh, Indonesia. The sea surrounding of this monument is one of best spot for surfing within Male. The monument is famous not only for its history but also for its uniqueness architecture. The design of the memorial represents different aspects of the 2004 Tsunami in the Maldives which made a lot of Maldivian died; many houses, buildings and businesses were destroyed in that year.
  • Very near to Villingili Ferry Terminal..... Well maintained.
  • The Tsunami monument was constructed as a memorial to the Maldivian lives lost, during the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami by former President, Maumoon Abdul Gayoom in 2005.

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Where to stay in Male

Due to the city's dense population, you may be hard-pressed to find spacious accommodations at any time of year in Male. If you're here in transit to one of the surrounding resorts, you may not be able to avoid Male's high prices, as transfers to the islands are generally only possible during daylight hours. The rooms in the hotels, bed and breakfasts, and guesthouses of Male are on the whole clean, if basic. For more affordable options head to the nearby isle of Hulhumale: a ten-minute boat ride away, this spot proves popular with backpackers.
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