Are you planning to visit the Maldives Island? A trip to this breathtaking destination will not be complete without a Male City tour. Considered as one of the tiniest capital cities in the world, a tourist exploring the busiest corners of the capital is bound to witness various cultural monuments and noteworthy architectural sites. The best way to explore the city is to go on a guided tour whilst attired in comfortable clothes and footwear. Narrow interconnected roads of Male are bustling mostly with motor bikes and locals going about their daily lives.
Tourist attractions in Male include the well known Hukuru Miskiiy which is regarded as the oldest mosque in the Island. A place of worship established in 1656 boasts of intricate wood carvings and solid coral structures which will leave visitors awe-struck. Dominating the skyline of the city is the Grand Friday Mosque and Islamic Centre, the largest mosque located in the city and attended by many locals daily; a must visit on your list. After exploring the majestic places of worship head to the National Museum and the National Art Gallery that showcase artefacts and paintings one must examine if interested in understanding the roots of the local culture.
After sightseeing in Male City, do make sure to visit the local Fish Market and the Vegetable Market as well as the souvenir shops to take back home some mementos. And if you need a quick refreshing drink or a bite to eat, head to one of the cafes in the nearby streets. Travellers need not worry about carrying local currency as most vendors accept US Dollars and Euros.