The Mulee Aage Palace is one of the most important tourist destinations in Male, the capital city of the Maldives. Before the archipelago became a republic in 1936, it was an Islamic sultanate ruled by a line of Muslim kings who were called sultans. It was a totalitarian rule that mixed religion and government. The beautiful Mulee Aage Palace was built in 1906 by Sultan Mohamed Shamsuddeen III for his son, crown prince Hassan Izzuddin. Sultan Shamsuddeen III ruled the Maldivian sultanate from 1902 to 1935.
His son, however, never got to sit at the palace since, after Shamsuddeen III was overthrown in 1936, the Mulee Aage Palace officially [Read more…]