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