Male, the island capital of the Maldives and graceful in its charm with a population of nearly 150,000 people. Recommended for every visitor planning a Maldives City tour.
One of the capital’s prime attractions that can be seen on a Male city tour is Sultan Park and the National Museum which is also found here. Sultan Park is a tranquil garden within the bustling city, an oasis of greenery with leafy trees and ponds covered with water lilies. The National Museum features a comprehensive selection of items that belonged to Maldivian royalty; also on display are a variety of intriguing archaeological findings. The Mulee Aage Palace dating back to the early 18th century is another key attraction and is an elegant colonial building built by a Maldivian Sultan.
The visitor will be thrilled by the attractive artificial beach in Male. Not to be missed are the multitude of shopping options available in the city, a good starting point would be the Local Market, a relatively peaceful neighborhood where you can find local fruits, vegetables, yams, nuts, and sweetmeats. Not to be missed is the Male Fish Market, where the visitor will find a myriad of freshly caught sea creatures and the opportunity to obtain an insight into the traditional Maldivian lifestyle.
A boat trip of 45 minutes is all that it takes to savor the Capital City of the Maldives.