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The history of Galle extends thousands of years to biblical times. In more recent times it was a prize to be possessed for western traders in search of wealth and glory. Its beautifully preserved colonial Dutch fort with its quaint city with...more
This is recommended to enjoy the view from around 4.30pm onwards. You can start from one end and finish at the lighthouse. Would suggest ladies avoid going alone as there are a few “beach boys” who may try to stop and speak. That said if...More
Galle Fort allows you to experience what life was around 400 years ago.
The walls are in very good condition which allows you to walk along the top of the wall.
Galle Fort has something for everyone.
Inside the Fort there are massive amounts of...More
The view from the fort walls, which go pretty much all the way round, is fantastic. The streets inside are a haven for shoppers with some decent places to have a coffee, beer or food. Plenty of good places to stay inside and outside the...More
The fort has a colourful history, and today has a multi-ethnic and multi-religious population. Sri Lankan government and many Dutch people who still own some of the properties inside the fort are looking at making this one of the modern wonders of the world. The...More
One of the nice place to see if you are in Sri Lanka...there is the old Dutch Church which was build in 1640...There are some nice boutique hotels where you can spend a night and have a evening walk around the fort or do a...More
Lovely for a day of wandering about in a relaxed old world environment. Shame that there is no obvious walking tour available to explain what everything is.
A word to the wise. We arrived on the train from Bentota. On the train we were befriended...More
Very big area to walk around, it’s a half day or full day activity, depending on the individual.
We arrived and were told to decline the tuk tuk tours around the place because everywhere is free to get in and you do need to be...More
The fort area is a must see place in Galle - surely its most popular attraction. Be prepared to walk your way through the streets inside the fort and soak in all the history around. It is a living fort - people still live inside...More
The Galle Dutch fort was built in 1588 by Portuguese, followed by an extensive fortification by Dutch in 1649. This is a prominent venue with a great archaeological and architectural value and thus, has become a major point of interest for both local and foreign...More
Nice to walk around, lots of history and quite interesting to look at the old buildings and structures. Some old churches which still holds services. Lots of little shops and eateries, shops are definitely priced for tourist though. Good view of the Galle cricket grounds.