Maldivian Culture – Beyond the turquoise waters

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The islands of Maldives are just as rich in culture as they are in the breathtaking beachside scenery. In every inhabited island, there is a unique way of life that is simple yet sophisticated in its own way. The islands boast a blissful ambience, countless leisure activities as well as reputed getaways such as Adaaran Prestige Water Villas.

Maldives National Museum  | Image Credit: <a href="">Xavier Romero-Frias</a>, <a href="">Malaafaiy Tulhaadu5</a>, <a href="" rel="license">CC BY-SA 3.0</a>
Maldives National Museum | Image Credit: Xavier Romero-Frias, Malaafaiy Tulhaadu5, CC BY-SA 3.0


The culture of Maldives is predominantly Islamic, given that the majority of the population of Maldivians are of the Muslim faith. Culturally Maldivians are closely connected to the North Indians through the language, as their language shows close connections to the north Indian language.

Explore the Maldives Museum

If you are planning to visit this country, be sure to check out the museum when you land before you head out to your Maldives water villa. Holidays to this destination boasts a rich and deep-rooted history. For a holistic dosage of Maldivian culture, explore the National Museum of the Maldives. This is located at the Sultan Park houses an array of age-old artefacts that depict the rich history of this nation.

Bodu Beru Dance Performance

The Bodu Beru or the Big Drum performances are believed to have an African origin. The Bodu Beru dance is one such performance that is an absolute must not miss for all those interested in tasting a bit of Maldives’ rich and vibrant culture. This dance is enriched with the sounds of drums for which 20 men sing songs of heroism, romance or satire.

Fritzjames Stephen is a travel writer, who writes content based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life. Google+

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