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Galle Fort Walks

#4 of 185 Tours in Galle
Galle, Sri Lanka
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About Galle Fort Walks
The Galle Fort is a visual metaphor for Sri Lankan history. Ancient Sri Lankan culture collides with colonial architecture in ways that can only be described as mystical. It is why this UNESCO World Heritage Site is a favourite among tourists coming to Sri Lanka, today and in days past. This magic and mystery is what Galle means to me. I am Shanjei, a former advertising executive from Colombo. A year ago, I quit my job because a)I was intrigued by this magic and mystery Galle Fort had to offer, and b)because I didn’t want to be confined to the concrete jungle of Colombo. Being the kind of inquisitive person that I am, I chased this mystique obsessively – so much so that I decided to become a Tour Guide to the fort for people like you. Yes, you. If you like your tours to be interactive, fun and decidedly less history and more story then I am the person you are looking for. Want to learn more about the little nooks and crannies that make Galle Fort less a fort and more a home for its many residents? What about the many cultures that mingle seamlessly within the fort’s confines? Its people? Then get in touch. Let me help you decode the magic and the mystery of Galle Fort.
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Visit Galle which is the capital city of the Southern Province of Sri Lanka. The town has a World Heritage Site to its name and that is predominantly responsible for its popularity with tourists. This is the 300-year-old Dutch Fort, but there are other historical buildings to view as well. Bentota is a small town situated on coastal areas in Sri Lanka. Positioned 65 kilometers south of Colombo the capital, in the Bentota region of the Southern Province. It is quite famous for its breathtaking view, and especially the Bentota Beach.
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Within minutes of meeting Shanjei we knew that this was going to be no ordinary "Here's this old building where somebody did something, and there's that place that somebody built but is now a pile of rubble." Shanjei has an innate ability to explore and open up the hsitory of
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The walk with Shanjei was a comfortable stroll through galle fort while he talked about the history and myths of the town along with insights into modern Sri Lankan culture. A great way to spend an evening in Galle and get to know the town.
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A great way to learn more about Galle Fort without feeling like a history lecture. We had a ton of fun in the 90 minutes and his knowledge of Galle, Sri Lanka and beyond is very impressive. We started our tour at 5pm which was perfect to include day and night as well as escape
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Response from Shanjei, Owner at Galle Fort Walks
Responded Mar 8, 2020
Thanks for the review Kavitha. See you in the Island again.
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It was very interesting to understand the local views and perspective about history politics about the fort etc.It was not just about facts but rather very interesting local perspectives which I and my husband who is a history buff really enjoyed.This was definitely one of the
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Response from Shanjei, Owner at Galle Fort Walks
Responded Jan 15, 2020
Thank you for the review Rikita. Hope all is well back in Singapore. See you in the island again soon. My regards to the hubby.
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Interesting, informative and totally fresh take on walking tours. More of a discussion about culture and art. Loved it!!!
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Response from Shanjei, Owner at Galle Fort Walks
Responded Dec 31, 2019
Thanks Amr. You guys would be the first Egyptians to ever be on an experience with me. Thanks so much for joining me at the Wagon Park show as well. Glad you enjoyed it all. See you know Cairo soon.
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