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A local market that is quite different

Not quite the same as the modern fish markets in developed countries. you will see fishes as the photos lying around. Of course they smells. I did not buy any seafood because... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Fish is one of the main source of income and employment in maldives and not to forget its also one of main ingredient in thier cusine and the only comodity thats exported. You will come around various fishes here in the market in different size. A definite peep for the tourist.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

For those who are sensitive to the smell of raw fish , this is a place you should not visit as the market is filled with the strong smell I did not stay too long due to the smell but just for a few shots at some humongous fish I never seen

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Not quite the same as the modern fish markets in developed countries. you will see fishes as the photos lying around. Of course they smells. I did not buy any seafood because there is no facility to cook or eat. Still a good place to see if you are waiting for your flight.

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Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

the fish market is medium sized where all fish caught in maldives ends up. you can see all types of fish being sold, cut and cleaned. its interesting to watch the locals and the fish too. you can pick up any fish and take a foto with the fish in your hands.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

While there are not a lot of high points in Male the Fish Market was worth the visit just to watch the fish cleaners. These guys took any fish that was offered and for a fee cleaned it expertly and efficiently. Always great to watch someone excellent in their craft.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

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

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, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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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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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Location: Asia  >  Maldives  >  Kaafu Atoll  >  North Male Atoll  >  Male

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