One of the most tranquil and popular tropical tourist destinations in the world is the islands of Maldives. Located on the Indian Ocean in South Asia, Maldives consists of over a 1000 small islands. This tropical nation is reputed for being one of the world’s best holiday destinations, owing to its pristine beaches, breathtaking scenic beauty and unique culture. Its thriving tourism and hospitality industry boast reputed Maldives luxury hotels and resorts such as the Adaaran Club Rannalhi.
There is something quite unique about shopping at a market. That bustle, energetic atmosphere, and wide range of goodies to choose from really culminate to make shopping in a market different shopping at any other place. The same is true of Male’s Fish Market. The Male Fish Market is probably the most famous market in the Maldives and is as much a cultural attraction as it is a place to shop. Fishing is an integral part of Maldivian culture, and that culture is unraveled at the Fish Market.
Located just a few meters away from the coast, the Fish Market has gained a reputation for being one of the best places in Maldives to buy the freshest fish. Dhonis that set out to ply the waters of Maldives for fish, their return, send their catch directly to the Fish Market where they are grabbed up by eager buyers. Hundreds of thousands of fish make it to the market daily and are displayed by the many vendors. Even if you are not particularly interesting in buying any fish, it is a great place to go as you will get an insight into the all important fishing industry of Maldives, and you might even see some impressive catch! The market is also very clean, so you don’t need to worry about feeling nauseous or anything of the sort. Although the market is primarily known for its fish vendors, there are vendors selling fresh fruits and vegetables as well, so make sure you make a stop at the Male Fish Market.
Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+