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Address: Galle Road, Matara, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: 0094776043599
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Very small but a nice place for a short visit

Directions If you arrive at Matara's busy main bus station you can find the Star Fort by heading away from the nearby sea front and walking up to the main road - New Tangalla... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

this is sri lanka smallest fort. wee called star fort. why this fort shape like a star. very cloose to matara city center. soonly you can see full syte in side. not like a galle fort

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I have visited the galle port several times. It is really an interesting place to visit by a traveler or any tourist to wake up the ancient memories of southern area

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Directions If you arrive at Matara's busy main bus station you can find the Star Fort by heading away from the nearby sea front and walking up to the main road - New Tangalla Road. There are plenty of eager tuk tuk drivers around the bus station but the short distance to the fort doesn't merit one. At the main... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The Star Fort of Matara cannot compete with the Galle Fort, but if you are in the neighbourhood at least pay a visit. It's a small fort with a nice gate to enter and a drawbridge. Inside the fort there's a small museum with some artifacts that are worth a glance. Not a major collection, but if you're in Matara... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Renovations are obviously beginning to take place to make this into a visitor area but they are nowhere near the standard set by Galle. One local builder actually stopped us to ask why we were bothering to look around the area. We thoroughly enjoyed our scout around and look forward to a future visit

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

The Matara ex Portugese fort is in two sections. The smaller that is closer to the railway station has a moat containing many tilapia fish plus a crocodile. I also saw a small natuve lizard. There is a unisex restroom without a door. The larger fort across the river has a watchtower and is seaside. It is easily accessible and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

The only thing great about this place is the giant crocodile in the moat outside. This place should only be visited if you are in it's vicinity. Don't go there otherwise

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

a small fort with a museum inside and a moat round it which contains fish, turtles and at least one crocodile

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Gampaha, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Star Fort is a one of wonderful constructions which has unique architectural design in Matara city area. This fort was built by Portuguese during their ruling period. This building has a shape of a star. They used this building as their armory to protect their dynamites with high security measures. The building is surrounding by a channel which uses to... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Matara are little town and haven't really interesting places for tourists - enough to visit during only one morning...

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Address: Galle Road, Matara, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: 0094776043599
Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Matara

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