The Male Fish Market is one of the most fascinating tourist destinations in Male. It is located along the beach front, to the west of the Republic Square. This area is the centre of all trading activity and is full of hustle and bustle throughout the day. The waterfront and the connecting streets in the area are swarming with shops stocked with a variety of local goods. You will see some dhonis arriving from various parts of the country to unload dried fish, fresh fruits and vegetables and others will be loading everything from foodstuffs to construction materials. The motion increases in mid-afternoon as fishing 'dhonis' start returning with their day's catch, which is primarily tuna, is carried across the road into the open-sided market and laid out on the tiled floors. As soon as the fish are brought in they are bought and taken away by men from all over Male. Keeping in mind the nature of goods sold here, especially seafood, the authorities keep the market thoroughly clean.