Male Fish Market, Male

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Inspect the local produce at Male Fish Market, one of the biggest venues of its kind in the world. Fishermen stock the market every morning, and the daily haul usually includes everything from tuna to swordfish. Make sure you try dried fish, a local specialty with a strong salty taste. You can also find a wide range of fresh fruits and vegetables. Be prepared for some interesting aromas, as fresh fish, crowds, and hot weather make for a strong smell. Make Male Fish Market a part of your Male vacation plans using our Male trip planner .
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  • Just head on down in the morning to catch the sight and smell of tuna being weighed and sold - gives a sense local Maldivian life with local fishermen / agents.  more »
  • As stated, despite the smell, it was a FUN VISIT. I could not believe the variety of sea-food offered in this market. Even though the shopkeepers knew we were tourists and not going to buy anything, t...  more »
  • If you wish for some local down-to-earth sight, one should at least visit this place. Some people might not be able to bear the smell . Just bear with it. Some days might be ok , to some people maybe ...  more »
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  • This is a popular tourist spot. The Fish Market is a bustiling center where local fishermen sell their daily catches. Buy a fish for yourself or take a stroll along the jetty to find a long line of local fishing vessels. Opposite the fish market is the local market where you would find fruits, vegetables and other products brought in from the islands.
  • Everything u need with veggies to fruits to fishes to souvenirs...fr wet to dry goods!! Very interesting place to see and not to miss!!👏
  • Best place for buy fresh fish in male
  • Good experience if you pass by this place
  • Its okay place.. the smell is horrible thou

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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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