Male', Maldives - Maria Feklistova's photography
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View of dhonies - local transport. Arrival jetty from the airport - part of the city where journey begins.

View of dhonies - local transport. Arrival jetty from the airport - part of the city where journey begins.

Did you know that historically, the Maldives was an important crossroad in the Indian Ocean, hence Maldivian culture is a melting pot of various influences gathered from visitors who set foot there over the centuries. Influences of India, Sri Lanka, Arabia, Persia, Indonesia, Malaysia and Africa are evident in the unique culture of the Maldives. Maldivians have assimilated these influences over the years and created their own cultural identity like no other.

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