The capital of the Maldives sits on a 1-sq-mi/2-sq-km island—the whole place can be seen on foot in about an hour. Home to about one-third of the country's population, it's packed to the gills with buildings and people—in fact, it's become so crowded that neighboring islands have been developed to take on the overflow. (And several land reclamation projects were needed just to get Male' to its current size.) Most of the older buildings have been demolished to make way for tall, modern ones. And ... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide.
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