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Visit Galle and explore through the town’s various attractions combining religious places of worship, historic buildings that date back to the colonial period and museums to preserve artefacts and relics from a bygone era. Admire the pristine lighthouse, bricked clocktower and more, as you stroll along the ramparts of Galle Fort.

 

Japanese Peace Pagoda

Japanese Peace Pagoda

In 1947, a Japanese Buddhist monk by the name of Nichidatsu Fujii dedicated his life to constructing Peace Pagodas around the world as symbols of...

Galle International Cricket Stadium

Galle International Cricket Stadium

Known to cricket enthusiasts as the one of the luckiest grounds for Sri Lanka’s national team, the Galle International Stadium covers over four hectares and is...

Galle Library

Galle Library

The Galle Library, which stands next to the Dutch Reformed Church (or Groote Kerk) on Church Street in the historic Galle Fort, was established in the year 1832...

Dutch Hospital

Dutch Hospital

The Dutch Hospital (also known as the Old Galle Dutch Hospital) is a restored two-storey colonial building situated on the eastern side of the historic Galle Fort...

Sudharmalaya Temple

Sudharmalaya Temple

The Sudharmalaya Temple is a Buddhist temple situated within the Galle Fort, which is one of Sri Lanka’s five UNESCO world heritage sites. It sits at the heart...

Meeran Mosque

Meeran Mosque

Opposite the Galle Lighthouse, the Meeran Mosque is a beautifully crafted piece of architecture that lies within the ramparts of the Galle Fort, serving the majority...

Groote Kerk

Groote Kerk

Situated within the historic Galle Fort in Sri Lanka, the Groote Kerk is one of the oldest Protestant churches to serve the island. It was built by the Dutch in 1755...

Galle National Museum

Galle National Museum

The Galle National Museum is one of Sri Lanka’s major national museums, and is located within the oldest standing Dutch building in the Galle Fort...

Maritime National Museum

Maritime National Museum

The Maritime National Museum is located within the Galle Fort, one of Sri Lanka’s UNESCO world heritage sites, inside a Dutch warehouse that dates back to the...

Point Utrecht Bastion

Point Utrecht Bastion

The eastern wall of the historic Galle Fort ends at the Point Utrecht Bastion, which hosts the famous Galle Lighthouse. It is one of 14 bastions that fortified the city...

Old Gate

Old Gate

The Galle Fort is a major heritage monument that has been designated as one of Sri Lanka’s UNESCO world heritage sites, with a history that goes back for over...

Main Gate

Main Gate

Galle Fort is one of Sri Lanka’s five historic UNESCO world heritage sites, and is the largest fortress in Asia that was built by Europeans invaders. For 200 years...

Flag Rock

Flag Rock

On the southwest coast of Sri Lanka, within the Bay of Galle, the Galle Fort sits as a major tourist attraction and UNESCO world heritage site. Built by the...

Galle Clocktower

Galle Clocktower

Situated around 3.5 kilometres away from Galle’s city centre, the Galle Clock Tower can be found inside the Galle Fort immediately within its ramparts...

Galle Lighthouse

Galle Lighthouse

The Galle Lighthouse is Sri Lanka’s oldest light station, dating back to the mid-19th century and situated within the walls of the Galle Fort, a UNESCO world...

Visiting Sri Lanka’s Famous Architectural Marvels

Visiting Sri Lanka’s Famous Architectural Marvels

Architecture is an artform that flows and changes with time, and has shown us more about the past than we could possibly imagine. On a tour of the ruins left behind...