Maldives - Male (Chapter)
This is the Male chapter from Lonely Planet’s Maldives guidebook.
The pint-sized Maldivian capital of Male (mar-lay) is the throbbing, mercantile heart of the nation, a densely crowded and extraordinary place, notable mainly for its stark contrast to the laid-back pace of island life elsewhere in the country.
- discover the ‘real’ Maldives away from the resort buffet and infinity pool
- wonder at the skill of the carvers who made the intricate carvings decorating the Old Grand Friday Mosque
- buy fresh fish at the pulsating fish market down by the docks
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Male Highlights, Sights, Activities, Sleeping, Eating, Entertainment, Shopping, Around Male, Viligili, Hulhule, Hulhumale and Islands Around Male.
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