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If you have time, its an experience!!

If you have enough time between flights, this is definitely worth a visit. All kinds of fish of all sizes. Interesting to watch their industry at work!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2015
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Superior, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Just across the road from the Male local market (on the wharf) is the fish market. Although small in size (not much larger than the fish section in a sizable supermarket), the atmosphere is animated, the vendors extremely friendly, and seemed to be the only place in Male selling fresh fish. The variety is a bit limited, consisting of mostly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

I bought dried fish. It had big success at home. Very tasty! It´s prepared very well. You can find many kinds of fish here.

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Colombo District, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

loved the fish and the eager fisherman selling it. Loads and heaps of Tuna and so clean walked through with flip flops too:)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

It's certainly a questionable hygiene eye opener but none the less, it's a nice way of seeing the local fisherman at work. You can see the whole market in 5 minutes so if you have time to spare and need some 'culture' different to mosques and beaches, go here. I was expecting a far greater variety though, go with low... More 

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Superior, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

If you have enough time between flights, this is definitely worth a visit. All kinds of fish of all sizes. Interesting to watch their industry at work!!

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Tehran
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

If you wish to catch a glimpse of Maldivians' daily lives, look no further than the Male' Fish Market. Here, the foot traffic peaks in the afternoon as fishermen from the entire country sail right up to the edge of the market and unload the daily catch. Tuna is there most popular fish for sale, but you'll find some other... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Besides tourism, the Maldivian economy relies on fishing and so visiting the fish market is a brief (you need <10 mins) way to see that side of the country. Really fun to see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

You have to go to Male, great experience, the fish market was great, don't forget your camera, the colours were amazing. We had a guide, who took us all around Male. Fantastic.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Amazing big tuna fishes! For traveling convenience, we bought canned tunas! Took lots of photographs especially the way they transport tunas by dragging the big fish from one place to another...

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

It is a small market but very interesting and clean. The fish are laid out on cool tiles and do not smell at all. It is fascinating to see the fish being cut up.

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