Galle Things to Do

  • Ramparts, Galle, Sri Lanka.
    Ramparts, Galle, Sri Lanka.
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  • Ramparts, Galle, Sri Lanka.
    Ramparts, Galle, Sri Lanka.
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  • Ramparts, Galle, Sri Lanka.
    Ramparts, Galle, Sri Lanka.
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    Lighthouse

    by jungles Written May 24, 2006

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    This lighthouse stand twenty metres tall and was built by the British in 1939 almost directly on top of the old magazine of the fort. Ask the lighthouse keeper in the gem store next door if you want to climb to the top.

    Lighthouse and palm tree
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    Ramparts

    by jungles Updated May 24, 2006

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    A walk around the city's rampart is a very pleasant way to spend a morning. There are some very nice views of the sea and of the buildings within the Fort. Just try not to disturb the young lovers or the men peeing in the nooks and crannies of the old walls!

    Ramparts and the sea
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    "It's Simply not Cricket"

    by freya_heaven Updated Apr 6, 2004

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    Well actually it was! We were lucky enough to stumble on Pakistan & Sri Lanka playing Cricket in Galle.

    The fortress is next to the cricket ground so you have great free views over the proceedings.

    Cricket Ground

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    See the fort

    by Charlie_UK Written Jan 6, 2004

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    There can be no doubt that the fort is worth seeing, being a UNESCO heritage site, and the views from here are superb (see the sports travel section.) The structure is remarkably well preserved, with the clock tower being a notable feature. It also affords excellent views of the town, the sea and the distant mountains. It's worth having a guided tour to see some of the colonial buildings within as well.

    The plaque says it all

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    Adventure Tours

    by alycat Updated Mar 3, 2014

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    They organise trekking and camping tours to some fabulous locales round Galle. A lovely bunch of homely people to have a blast.

    Indian Ocean along the fort walls
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    • Eco-Tourism
    • Camping

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    Sri Lanka National Day Celebration

    by Sambawalk Written Feb 11, 2006

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    I happened to be in Galle for the celebration of the country's nationl day (4th Feb). Some programs in the Galle International cricket Stadium, overlooked from the Clock Tower.

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    Monks

    by freya_heaven Written Apr 5, 2004

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    We visited a few Buddhist Temples during out stay in Sri Lanka. This one was north of Galle, we were made very welcome as you can see by the smiling Monks.

    Monks
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    • Arts and Culture

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    Flag Rock

    by freya_heaven Written Apr 5, 2004

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    Flag Rock was at one time was a Portuguese Bastion. Also the Dutch signalled from here to warn ships of the dangerous Rocks & Reefs

    Flag Rock
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    Galle Lighthouse

    by freya_heaven Written Apr 5, 2004

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    Built in 1938, the 18meter high Lighthouse sits on the eastern end of the Fortress walls

    Galle Lighthouse

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    Walk the Ramparts of the Fort

    by Jeanlyon Updated Mar 15, 2003

    The Fort at Galle is a fascinating place. You can walk along the ramparts, see the old Dutch church and houses, shops abound for jewellry, linen etc.

    Galle Fort

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