Exploring Male, Maldives


Male is the capital city (island) of the Maldives. The city is relatively small yet filled with local hustle and bustle. Despite its small size, the city offers some great attractions like museums, parks, and the famous Old Friday Mosque. 

Before our flight leaving the Maldives, our family scheduled an afternoon with a local tour guide to experience Male on foot. I highly recommend exploring Male with a local guide. (Beware, the guides will take tourists to overpriced gift shops. No need to purchase anything if you do not want to). No more than a few hours is needed to walk through the city and gain a sense of its culture. Definitely a must-see in the Maldives!


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