About Galle

Galle is well known for its cultural value and scenic beauty is located to the south of Colombo. The Galle town is the capital of the Southern province and has a population of 90, 934 in an area of 1,652 km2 where nearly 73% of the city’s population is Sinhalese. Among the prominent places in the Galle town are the Galle Fort, the longest bridge of Sri Lanka (The Wakwella Bridge), Galle cricket Stadium, and the “Gin Ganga” to name a few.

Galle is a depiction of the interaction between the Europeans and the Asians in terms of traditions and architectural designs. The Galle Fort which brings pride to Galle was built 300 years ago and is the largest fort in Asia becoming a world heritage and an archaeological reserve. In the surrounding area of the Dutch fort, the Dutch reformed church can be found which is close to the new entrance to the Fort.

The other places you must visit in Galle are Unawatuna Bay, which provides safe swimming and snorkeling well popular among the tourists. Tourists usually are fond of buying souvenirs from Galle such as handmade lace, Batik dress, moonstones etc which can be bought at a reasonable price from the village community.

Among all these attractions, the hospitality and the warming welcome you receive from the residents in Galle are unbelievable. They pride themselves in hospitality and welcome any local or foreign visitor to the city with much affection. It is of no doubt that Galle will provide any visitor with a new and dynamic experience. So plan your next visit to the city of Galle where you will find numerous attractions that you will be enchanted to.

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