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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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A definite must for all tourists to Sri Lanka. One but cannot be impressed about this place. Apart from the history and its unique setting a walk around the ramparts is the best... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

A definite must for all tourists to Sri Lanka. One but cannot be impressed about this place. Apart from the history and its unique setting a walk around the ramparts is the best way to get a feel for this Unesco site. I found it best in the early evening, when the sun was setting and there were more locals... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I have nothing bad to say about this fantastic piece of heaven. Noting its the 'off' season it is still very, very quiet. The weather has been amazing for low season-so that might be a predictor for future years. They are slowly getting their act together and I suspect Galle and Sri Lanka will become destinations du jour in coming... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Great walk around the fort. Beautiful views and the fortifications are reasonably intact. The old Dutch Hospital complex has been rejuvenated with some excellent cafe/bars - Sugar Cafe & Wine Bar does excellent good at reasonable prices. The Old Town and Fort are well worth a visit.

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

if you're interested in the old European building and to imagine the history so this place for you . and you will like the small alleys with the houses built by Dutch and you can see the sunset near the clock tower

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Being from Sri Lanka, I have been to the Galle Fort many times, but it had been a few years since I last visited, so when I was in the country last November, a couple of friends and I decided to pop in. I have to say that Galle fort area has certainly improved. It's cleaner, the roads are well... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is one place which is like the southernmost tip of the island and is worth a visit for the remnants of the fort. It is not possible for a full circle, but a walk on the border of the fort is worth to catch up sunsets. You might be lucky enough to have someone play the guiter by the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The old town is easy to get to in a tutu and the cafes are very pleasant and clean. You only need a couple of hours to see it all so a morning is more than enough strolling followed by a nice lunch.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This place has an old world charm about it. Its nice for a walk around and to find a cool spot to have a drink and enjoy the sea breeze. It has a good view of the cricket ground as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Galle is a small conglomeration of residences, restaurants, bars and stores that exude Dutch architecture in Sri lankan flavors. Best enjoyed by FOOT, take a walk around the area and enjoy what this location has to offer. You would'nt need more than a day here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Some of the most interesting architecture in Galle, and many interesting little shops. Wonderful textiles in bright colours are a specialty, also beautiful Sri Lankan gems and jewellery

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

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