World Tour: Utheemu, Maldives

Buildings of Utheemu PalaceThe wooden palace on Utheemu Island dates from the 1500s, a remarkable preservation given the harsh salt-water climate and occasional tsunamis. This palace was the birthplace of Sultan Mohamed Thakurufaanu, a national hero of Maldives who drove out Portuguese rulers in 1573.

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