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Gan

Country
Maldives
State
Seenu Atoll
City
Gan
Type of Location
Multiple
About Location

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Places to Visit
How to Reach

By Air

Gan International Airport (IATA: GAN, ICAO: VRMG) is located on the island of Gan in Addu Atoll (also known as Seenu Atoll) in the Maldives.The British handed it over to the government and it was used as a domestic airport.Recently the airport has been upgraded to international standards in preparation for international flights with the opening of tourist resorts in the area.

By Ferries

Ferries to the airport charge Rf. 10.00 per person.If you are in a large group it may be more convenient and economical to charter one.The price of charters ranges from Rf. 75.00 during the day, Rf.100.00 after sunset to 150.00 after midnight.The airport ferry jetty, Jetty no.9 is located in Boduthakurufaanu Magu, Henveiru close to Nasandhura Palace Hotel.

Key places to visit
Fuvahmulah, British War Memorial, White Tern Dhon Dheeni, Havitha


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Places to Visit

Fuvahmulah

The island is about 4.5 km by 1.2 km with a submerged reef extending for about three km in a SE direction. In the distant past fuamulaku was a small coral atoll whoes southern end was open at a spot called Diyarehifaando and the inside of the island was a saltwater lagoon forming a natural harbor, In time the inner lagoon lost its saltiness and all that remains today are small lakes, wetlands and marshy taro fields.Therefore Fuamulaku is a small Atoll that closed and filled in with silt. The Northern lake of the island is known as 'Dhadimagi-Kilhi' and the southern is known as 'Bandaara-Kihi'.Lacking a lagoon and being subject to violent ocean swells, FuvahMulah island was often inaccessible to seafarers. Recently a harbor has been built at the SE top of the island, but its not easy to use in the often-harsh weather conditions.

British War Memorial

The wetland area of Edigalhi kilhi and kotey Area is environmental protected under the Maldivian Law.This is a breeding ground for different species of birds living in this area, also different kinds of Migratory birds can be seen depending on the season.

White Tern Dhon Dheeni

Gygis Alba Locally know as 'Dhondheeni', sometimes called as Kandhuvalu dhooni is a small seabird traditionally only confined to the Addu atoll.The white tern is one of the Most beautiful and interesting resident birds found in the Maldives.It has a full body of white feathers with a distinctive black ring around the eye and a black bill with blue at the base.This white tern is protected in the Maldives.

Havitha

Havitha,Gnaviyani Atoll Fuvahmulah this historical place located in Fuvahmulah is known to be a buddist stupa called a 'Havitha' this place has a height of 25 meters.

Right Time to Visit

June - August
December - February

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