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Galle Area

The South Coast extends from Galle to Hambantota, and outside the major cities you can easily find the real rural traditional way of the country. The special atmosphere of the south of Sri Lanka remains invariably attracting tourists for many years.
Charming cities in the south include Galle,Unawatuna, Hambantota and Mirissa. In the vicinity of these seaside spots there are many fishing villages in which guests of the island can observe traditional methods of fishing on piles and poles. The southern coast offers an ideal opportunity for guests to soak up the sun, explore local traditions, and a myriad of ways to spend a vacation with adventures like anywhere else on Earth.

Galle is the former Dutch port with fortifications buildings, subsequently occupied by the British. Galle Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here the Holland Fortress is well preserved, inside which there are many hotels, a market and shops. The city is also known as a natural port due to its natural harbor. And now Galle still demonstrates the legacy of one of the best colonial cities on the island in all its magnificent preservation.
Dutch Fort — Number one in the list of all sights of Galle. It is the largest active fortress in the whole of Asia, and an ideal place to inspect unique buildings. Lighthouse of the 19th century in perfect safety makes an indelible impression. The beach adjacent to the foot of the fort is a fabulous place with an indescribable palette of colors and light. Such photos you will not do anywhere else!
The Dutch Reformed Church — Through the beautiful stained glass windows you will see the organ pipes, you can visit the underground tunnels leading to the residence of the English governors. This church was built by former Dutch officers.
Galle Lighthouse — located in one of the corners fort. Once inside the British part of the fort's buildings, this lighthouse was built, which to this day offers a breathtaking view of the surrounding area and the beautiful ocean.
The Mansion of the Historical Museum — The museum is located on Lane Bann. The collection contains remarkable exhibits from the time of British colonization, among them — artifacts of weapons, lacy items of clothing for the military and many others.
The Great Warehouse — the former place of worship of the Christian pantheon for the Dutch before the gatherings of soldiers with the local Sri Lankan population, this building of the Dutch Reformed Church is now used to store large quantities of cinnamon, salt, pepper and oiled vessels. This is one of the hallmarks of the building.
Maritime Museum — Features of traditional fishing methods and marine life, ranging from algae, coral, and ending with fish models, including whales.
Temples and Mosques — Many temples and mosques, strangely reminiscent of their architectural appearance of the church, can also be a great place to visit in the picturesque city of Galle.
International Cricket Stadium in Galle — a serious test this place was exposed during the devastating tsunami of 2004 due to the proximity of the current stadium to the ocean. It was built on the site of the former hippodrome.
Hikkaduwais located at 20 km. from Galle. This vibrant coastal city is one of the most popular tourist destinations, as it has a lot of opportunities for active marine sports, as well as a beautiful coral garden under water. A beehive of nightlife and abundant opportunities for shopaholics, consisting of traditional gems, jewelry, masks, antiques and souvenirs, invariably attracts a huge number of guests from all over the world.

During your stay in Sri Lanka we can arrange your tour to Galle and its surroundings. Contact us regarding your desire to visit Galle with Lankarus.

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