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“Good but a small place” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Star Fort

Star Fort
Galle Road, Matara, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #14 of 20 Attractions in Matara
Type: Architectural Buildings, Cultural
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Paris, France
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Good but a small place”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

You can finish watching this place in 1 hr. But worth watching

Visited July 2012
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“Quaint Fort”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

The Star Fort is named obviously for its shape and was built to fortify the main fort in Matara. The better preserved one out of the 2 houses a tiny museum, which was closed when we visited at 6pm on Sunday. The watcher who was closing up was kind enough to let us in and even showed us how the draw bridge works. At the entrance there are 2 cells in which prisoners were housed and there are opening from where the food was passed.

The Star Fort was built by the Dutch between 1763 and 1765

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