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Male Local Market

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Ranked #2 of 3 Shopping in Male
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping
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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I love this place, full of color and fun, this vegetable and fruit market is Maldives largest produce market. Most of the product coming from local or import, the price is cheap and fresh.

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mumbai
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

A quiet stroll down the local market is like walking down a living museum. You can pick up souvenirs of wood and corals. If you buy corals ensure it is not prohibited form exporting it from Male. Mostly prices are fixed and rarely there is bargaining. In the vegetable market you will find good fresh fruits. There is a nearby... More 

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Los Angeles
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We sampled quite a few things that I had never heard of. Some were good and I'm glad I know to ask for those fruits and vegetables back home. Other things were, um, interesting. My highlight was muddled passion fruit in it's husk, given to me by a local vendor. We all puchased tons of spices to bring back to... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

most of the vegetable and fruits are fresh in the morning. its cheap in local market than super stores and marts in the city. all the products are local grown in the farm.

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Singapore, Singapore
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48 reviews 48 reviews
10 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

great curry shop nearby. No signs on shop front but aim for fish market and follow the wonderful curry aroma

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

A must see. Try some dry fish. Friendly place, small area but neat place to experience. The locals are always willing to show case their vegetables, fruits or nuts they have harvested.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Hopped onto Male just for couple of hours during my week-long holiday in the Maldives for scuba diving holiday. Was recommended by the boat crew to visit this market and it was interesting. The only downside was that it was cramped especially the walkways, but that didn't bother me when I wasn't in a rush. The market is right next... More 

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Kent, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This place is interesting as you get to see alot of locally produced products.. as well as imported i guess. Great to see women shopping around, and there are lots of new things to taste and explore. Make sure to grab something to take home with you. try "rihahakuru" a fish made product which is dark brown in color.. fish... More 

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Bandung,Indonesia
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253 attraction reviews
222 helpful votes 222 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Visited the local market on 25 June 2014 ,which located very near to the fish market on Boduthakurufaanu Magu.Metal roofed shelter looked a like , sacks piled outside.Line of motorcycles parked by the street.This local market is not too big , vendors and hawkers are friendly, you can get around this market by just 45 minutes.Fruits like bananas,watermelons ,vegetables ,some... More 

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Curitiba, PR
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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I visited rapidly the market and it is an interesting place to visit and see local food and traditions. It is really not a touristic attraction but those like me will enjoy talking to locals and tasting the different food. It only takes about 30-40 minutes to visit everything, but it is worth.

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