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Galle

Sri Lanka
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Popular Attractions in Galle

Galle Fort
4.6/5
285 Reviews
UNESCO World Heritage-Cultural Site
Historical Site
Galle Fort, also called Galle Castle, was built by Dutch colonists. The sturdy old walls are the landmark of Galle Fort. It protected the ancient city during the tsunami in South-Asia in 2004. The area contains European style buildings: there are over 100 houses as well as temples, commercial, and governmental buildings. At the southeastern edge of the fort wall, there is the Point Utrecht Bastion. At the top, there is a light house that is over 10 meters tall. It is a landmark of Galle Fort and can be seen on many Galle souvenirs.
Unawatuna Beach
4.6/5
83 Reviews
Beach
Point Utrecht Bastion & Light House
4.6/5
101 Reviews
Lighthouse
Hikkaduwa Beach
4.6/5
49 Reviews
Beach

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Udawalawe National Park Safari from Hikkaduwa
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Day Excursions To Udawalawe From Galle
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Day Excursions To Udawalawe From Galle With Lunch
FromUS$240.50
Private Galle Day Tour from Colombo
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Galle
Mirissa
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Dreamy seaside train from “Spirited Away” Sri Lanka has been praised by many travel magazines as “the country with the most beautiful train lines in the world”. This train route from Colombo to Galle has one of the most beautiful window scenery in the world. The train travels along the blue sea as if driving in the sea. It is said to be the inspiration for the sea train in Hayao Miyazaki's "Spirited Away". Driving on this century-old railroad track, the speed of the train is not fast, and rarely exceeds 30 km/h. When the train is moving, the door is not closed. You can learn from the locals and hang by yourself on the open door, and let the sea wind blow your hair. It is a really convenient way to enjoy the scenery.
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Turning Back the Clock in Sri Lanka
Cultural History
Shopping
Museums
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Colombo
Sigiriya
Galle
Unawatuna
Trincomalee
When you picture an exotic destination, what comes to mind? Palm trees, coconuts, tropical jungle and lush landscapes? How about pristine beaches, tea plantations, great music, and culture? If these sound up your alley then have we got a destination for you! Sri Lanka, the island nation in the Indian Ocean located off the southeastern tip of India, combines a world of wonder with growing travel amenities. The frenetic pace in Colombo will make your head spin. Galle’s laidback vibe will help you find relaxation. Feel as if you’ve stepped back in time when you walk the Ceylon Tea Trail through the central highlands. Enjoy incredible panoramic views from the ancient rock fortress at Sigiriya. Or just take a tuk-tuk to the beach at Unawatuna. No matter your fancy, you can satisfy your curiosities in Sri Lanka. Come along as we profile some of the country’s great attractions. This is by no means an exhaustive list, but here are our picks for amazing Sri Lankan adventures.
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Here are the best places to visit in Galle, including: Old Gate, Fort Meeran Jumma Masjid, Flag Rock Bastion, Moonstone Mines, Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery.