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“Uniterested for tourists” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Star Fort

Star Fort
Galle Road, Matara, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #10 of 17 things to do in Matara
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Uniterested for tourists”
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...

Visited July 2014
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“not too much to see”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I visited this fort with my guide. It is very small but quite interesting. Information is at hand, but I have to say that 10 mins at the Fort is adequate. The few staff that are there do not speak very good English which is a shame because the written info is limited. If in close proximity its a place of interest to visit.

Visited May 2014
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Matara, Sri Lanka
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“Interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

You can get an idea of a fort life, in a miniature scale. There is almost everything a community needs within this fort. Offices and dungeons. Water well. And residence.

Visited January 2014
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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“Best Dutch Fortress in Sri Lanka”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

This should be the best Dutch Fortress that can be see in Sri Lanka. (it should be the smallest one also). This building is completely refurbished as per the original Dutch design. there is a museum in side this fortress. Floor area of the fortress should not be more than 2 acres.

This is in the middle of Matara city and you can reach here without any difficulty. place is located by the side of A2 road adjoining Matara hospital. I feel this is a place worth watching.

Visited April 2014
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Berlin, Germany
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“Not worth the detour”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

The fort has been renovated pretty poorly. Apart from the old main door, it looks as if it was built in the 50s.
The museum states obvious stuff like "the Portuguese had a big influence in Sri Lanka". It presents randoms parts of the Sri Lankan history with no further explanation. One guy from the staff started to basically read for us out loud the legends of the different pieces : "Picture of the main entrance!", "Map of the fort!", and expected us to make a donation at the end.

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