In the main city of Maldives, MALE are few places you should visit: Islamic Centre, Friday Mosque, Sultan park and for sure Fruit and Fish Market. All of these places are very close to main pier – JETTY 5.
Islamic center, called Masjid-al-Sultan Muhammad Al Thakurufaanu Auza is an architectural monument of Male. In the center is a conference hall, where are organized official meetings and ceremonies, Islamic library and several offices. It is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Male.
is also a short distance from the Jetty 5. There’s always busy and tourist visit is not a problem. They are all very nice, let you take a picture with huge tuna and demonstrate their art of cleaning and filleting fish. As a center of business activities is the market always full of people. The highest activity can be followed in the afternoon when most of the fishing boats bring their catch.
is located opposite the fish market, it is a place full of colors and scents. You can buy a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, nuts, spices, etc. At most stalls you get to taste their specialties. Be sure to buy refreshing coconut (curumba) and as a gift, bring home one of the local specialties, handmade coconut candy bar Bondi. At first sight it looks like a cigar – the bar is wrapped in banana leaves. It consists only of coconut, which is glued with coconut water that is slightly caramelized.