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Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications

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Address: Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
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We spent a couple of hours in Old Town of Galle and the Galle Fort. My husband and my son were excited to see the beautiful cricket stadium from the Fort and enjoyed walking... read more

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Karachi, Pakistan
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent a couple of hours in Old Town of Galle and the Galle Fort. My husband and my son were excited to see the beautiful cricket stadium from the Fort and enjoyed walking between the Fort and the Lighthouse. The Muslim Cultural Center adjacent to the fort is also worth a visit. The surroundings are really amazing with cool... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

You could easily spend a few hours here wondering around checking out the amazing buildings, we spent time here during the day and at night and glad we did as it is completely different from day to night. Very clean and there are shops, cafes and restaurants to stop for a cool drink when you needed a break. Wish we... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spend there the whole day walking through the Galle city and old town. Surroundings around the massive lighthouse are really amazing. Having the tea or coffee on the street is a must.

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Thank Milan K
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

No words needed. Cool shops and nice coffee places Excellent small Restaurants plus charming city center with a British accent. Best Quirin

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Historical City, can relax at any time, you can have a see bath, shopping and walk around. can enjoying with friends.

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

just immaculate place to walk during the day especially at setting sun and the dramatic wave of the indian ocean takes breath away.. I can definitely sit there all day. The old town is charming enough to have leisurely walk and very small and compact to cover in several hours..

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Thank lawc22
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Yo could spend a day just walking around these walls and checking out all the little museums, eating the incredible food or just sitting down and watching the day go by.

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Margate, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Enjoyed the fort and cricket ground the train station is right by these attractions making them very accessible nice views from the top of the fort

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Thank dariandoreen
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is probably the Probably place to visit in Galle and it has a lot of things to be seen in one day. it's a fairly long walk but each side of it has a different view to it which is good. After you're done you can head to one of the restaurants near there to have lunch. I recommend... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking around the old town of Galle and along the seafront was an uplifting experience. The buildings are interesting and the sea wall defences spectacular. Well worth spending a couple of hours looking around.

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