Galle — Things to Do & Places to Visit 20+ Must See Places in Galle Fort

Galle was once a major trading port between East and West. The site where the present fort is located was originally occupied by Arab traders. The Portuguese captured the area and built a small fort there in 1597. In 1669, the Dutch built the magnificent fort that we see today. Long neglected, the fort has seen a revival as many of its colonial Dutch and British era building are being renovated and converted into trendy boutiques, restaurants and hotels.  Its beautifully preserved colonial fort with its quaint city within, with cobblestone streets and colonial architecture is a place time forgot. Close by are magnificent beaches, rainforests and other attractions to keep you busy. It is definitely a fascinating place to visit.

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