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Galle, Sri Lanka

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Galle is a located on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka and is famous for Gall Fort which is an old fortified city that was built by the Portuguese during the 16th century, with stone sea walls that were added by the Dutch.

It's a Unesco World Heritage Site, and perfect to explore on foot with a mix of colonial buildings, mosques, churches, museums and large mansions. There are loads of winding lanes with cafes, boutique shops and hotels. The wall itself is a great place to walk along providing wonderful views out into the ocean and along Sri Lanka's coastline.


Beyond the fort is a city of around 100,000 people which also has some great places to explore such as the Galle Cricket Stadium (if a match is on), markets and shopping options.

We arrived late and stayed at 'Secret Palace Guest house', a gem located at the end of a laneway. We had a private room and again enjoyed great hospitality and breakfast! The 'Indian Hut' serves up some great food, as does 'Spoons'! Be sure to check out sunset from the wall.


Posted by TheNomadWay.com 17:00 Archived in Sri Lanka

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