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Overview Of The Port Of Galle

About Galle
Galle is a major city, situated on the south-western tip of Sri Lanka, an island country in the northern Indian Ocean off the southern coast of the Indian subcontinent in South Asia.

Galle Fort was built in 1588 by the Portuguese, then extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century. It is a historical, archaeological and architectural heritage monument which has been recognised by UNESCO. The Fort resembles a small walled town, with streets full of low houses in Dutch colonial style. It has a well laid out road network with many buildings such as churches, mosques and old commercial and government buildings.

The best tourist shops are inside the Fort, here you can buy gems, antiques and souvenirs.

Other places of interest include the historic temple in Kalutara, Brief Garden - Bevis Bawa, Sinharaja Forest Reserve (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), Martin Wickramasinghe Folk Museum Complex and a visit to a local turtle hatchery.

Take a Mangrove Cave River Safari, whale watching or diving trip or an excursion to one of the many wildlife reserves in the area.

Unawatuna beach is located 5km from Galle. It is a picturesque, semi circular bay beach fringed by lush groves of coconut palm trees. Visitors may witness turtles laying eggs along the shore.

A double reef over the bay creates a natural pool, safe for swimmers. Snorkelling, surfing and diving to explore the many sunken wrecks here make this beach a popular place to visit.

There is a good range of options available in cafes and restaurants including Sri Lankan curries and rice, fresh fish and seafood, Asian Fusion and international favourites such as Italian, Japanese and Thai. Spices pay a big part in Sri Lankan cuisine and as such, many visitors often find some dishes too hot. As a result, many local restaurants offer special low-spice versions of local foods or have an alternative western menu for tourists.
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The port is within walking distance to town.

Walking and tri-shaws (or Tuk Tuks) are a good, cost effective way of exploring the area.
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