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Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications

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Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications

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Udawalawe National Park Safari trip from Galle/Mirissa/Ella
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Prepare to ‘get wild’ on this full-day safari in Sri Lanka’s Udawalawe National Park. Scout for elephants, crocodiles, birds, and more, and take an optional side trip to Udawalawe Elephant Orphanage. All national park fees and a safari jeep with a driver-guide are included.
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This is a lovely colonial town inside fortified walls on the sea front at Galle. Once you've found your way in via an opening in the walls, you'll notice that it is very much more peaceful than the main town. This 17th century town is made up of little lanes lined with shops,
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On a really warm day we wandered around the streets of the old town & really enjoyed ourselves. Lots of little shops, bars, restaurants & even a market square all interspersed with old colonial era buildings. Lots of Portuguese & Dutch influence in the architecture & the
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We spent half a day here for 3-4 hours (from late morning till mid afternoon) as stopover visit while we were on our way to Negombo from Mirissa. This is a beautiful colonial town, founded in 16th century by the Portuguese, then the Dutch Colony in 18th century. It is now listed
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Lovely old town. Nice to walk along the walls with the ocean on one side - in parts you have to watch where you are putting your feet as the ground a bit uneven. When walking watch out for the Tuk Tuks - you don’t always hear them.
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We had a lovely morning in Galle. we were advised by our Hotel to walk the walls early in the morning and that was very good advice as we avoided all the hawkers. Our tuc tuc driver dropped us at the base of the walls by the main gate and we wandered around in isolated bliss
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