The Maldives is often touted as one of the most stunning tropical destinations to visit. Here are some interesting facts about its culture and traditions.
Location and geography
The archipelago is made up of over 1,190 islands with only about 200 islands being inhabited. The capital of the island nation is Male, which is well worth a visit. Many a Maldives beach resort including the likes of Dhigali Maldives will most likely arrange a tour upon request.
Maldivian culture and traditions
Thanks to dramatic lifestyle changes and economic growth, Maldivian culture is rich and varied, and has prospered greatly over the years. The state religion of the Maldives is Islam, and as a rule dictated various cultural aspects of the nation.
Origins of the country
The culture, customs and traditions of the Maldives are heavily influenced by Sri Lanka, Arab, African, Malaysian, Persian, Indonesian influences. All of which makes for a fabulous cultural mix that contributed to the cultural wealth of the islands.
Daily life in the islands
Maldivians are heavily attached and reliant on the sea. With fishing and tourism being the main income sources for the locals. To truly explore how the locals live, why not book a day or multi-day of the country.