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Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications

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Address: Galle, Sri Lanka
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Shopping

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The galle fort is preserved well to maintain its old heritage. The whole old town of Galle is fortified and there is a magistrate, light house, nice white sand beach though small... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The galle fort is preserved well to maintain its old heritage. The whole old town of Galle is fortified and there is a magistrate, light house, nice white sand beach though small and recently renovated shopping mall. Overall a nice place to hangout in the early morning :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Spent the morning scootering round the old town, stopping for real coffee and photo opportunities. Forgetting the elephant batiques and the jewellry shops, theres the magistrate and high courts working with accompanying bustle.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Galle fort is a city within a colonial fort, remarkably well preserved, with a remarkably well preserved urban unity. Enjoy Galle by making it a day trip with overnight stay in the fort. Walking is easily the best way to enjoy the city. Start the visit by a walking tour along the fort walls. Any starting point will do, and... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Nice to walk around. Many spots to rest your feet in quaint cafe, nice restaurant. Our favorite spot is the Rampart St near the Clock Tower. Climb up the rampart for a look back of the fort and of course the magnificent Indian Ocean. We visited at sundown so was treated to a fiery sunset, very strong breeze and crashing... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Galle fort is lovely and one of my favourite places in sri lanka. Very clean, no pollution, beautiful buildings, friendly people, good restaurants and cafes. Sunset is beautiful which is best seen from walls.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I did enjoy the sights & architecture of Galle, but I wouldn't spend longer than a day here. We did it as a sidetrip from our stay in Weligama (we took the bus) and that was perfectly fine. The old town is small and easy to explore in one day. There are some cute shops and cafés and the waterline... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Great history and quaint streets to browse we spent only three hours and could easily have doubled the time there

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This place is to enjoy, relax , walk and feel the nature. You have something interesting to see from fort in every direction , be it the cricket stadium , church , sea , dutch town. Its mix of many things hard to describe. Dont plan what you will do here , just explore the area on your own and... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I would say it is the prettiest town I have seen in Sri Lanka. A beautiful ford , just next to the sea. It is very pleasant to have a stroll through the old colonial streets. A must see in sri Lanka

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The walk round the fort walls is a must when visiting Galle. Go at dusk to avoid the heat of the day. Access onto the wall is easy at most points- you don't have to start at any particular point.

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Address: Galle, Sri Lanka
Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Galle

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