Thulhagiri Island Resort, Maldives

The Maldives, Thulhaghiri

The Maldives, Thulhaghiri

The Maldives

– Location

Southwest of Sri Lanka, on the equator.

– Geography

1,190 coral islands, forming an archipelago of 26 major atolls.

– Climate

Generally warm and humid. Sun shines all year through.

– Culture

A proud history and rich culture evolved from the first settlers who were from various parts of the world travelling the seas in ancient times. The Maldives has been a melting pot of different cultures as people from different parts of the world came here and settled down. Some of the local music and dance for instance resemble African influences, with handbeating of drums and songs in a language that is not known to any but certainly represents that of East African countries. As one would expect there is a great South Asian influence in some of the music and dancing and especially in the traditional food of the Maldivians. However many of the South Asian customs especially with regard to women – for instance the Sub Continent’s tradition of secluding women from public view – are not tenets of life here. In fact women play a major role in society – not surprising considering the fact men spend the whole day out at sea fishing. Many of the traditions are strongly related to the seas and the fact that life is dependent on the seas around us.

Advertisements

One response to “Thulhagiri Island Resort, Maldives

  1. Pingback: Amazing Restaurant Interior Design·

Do you like it?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s