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Situated on the southern tip Sri Lanka Galle is also one of the well noted tourist places and the largest city in the southern province. It is a city that offers you mix attraction of historical sites, ideal picnics, excursion and holiday sites and numerous other islands to see in and around. The beaches in the islands, coastal village’s picturesque landscape surrounding the town all are waiting for you to relish the pleasure of marine delights.

The Galle is an interest sea facing open space region situated nearby Colombo fort the famous ancient colonial commercialize area. This particular site is popular mostly among holiday makers and weekend goers and is a famous picnic and excursion spot and is also a paradise spot for beach lovers. It is the home of beaches, forts and temples and is the place favored by most of the tourist and visitor. The Galle fort also offer shopping facilities for gem and antiques and is one of the souvenir hub rushed by all visitors.

Tourist places to see in Galle include the following sites:

Unawatuna: Among the beach destination, the Unawatuna is a superb pretty beach resort that entertains the most number of tourists. It is a striking beach destination well known for its charming spell binding beach atmosphere open clean clear and wide with rows of playful coral reefs that seems to invite everyone to feast in it.

Galle forts: it is a fort that was built for defensive purpose on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka by the Portuguese colonizers which was later again made extensive and fortified by the Dutch during the 17 century then later it came under the hands of British and so on. It was one and the only fort that was passed by many great rulers’ hand and so till today it remains perfect and unspoiled in structure as well as in fame. It is an ever lively historical, archaeological and architectural heritage fort that stands as the landmark attraction and icon structure of the country till today.

Koggala: Koggala is a special reserved entertaining destination; it is also the hometown of one of the famous writer Martin Wickramasinghe and in honour of him there is a special museum of folk, art and culture built at his old residence where you will numerous amazing excellent arts and local folk items preserved in it. Also enjoy the boat ride in lagoon and Koggala Lake to enjoy the beauty of the small islands and the various species of birds around.

Kalutara Temple

Kalutara Temple built somewhere in 11th Century is a popular tourist attraction. Its historical importance and the vast enclave of the temple accommodating the fort, grab the attention of tourists from far and wide. Today the temple complex is used by the government to built residence for the Government Agent.

Beside these exciting and alluring tourist places, there are several other places of interest which are also worth to visit. Few other interesting places to visit in Galle are Dutch Fort, Ahangama, Seenigama Temple, etc. Galle is truly an outstanding travel and tour destination in Srilanka like by millions and millions of tourists, who come here and spend some glorious days, exploring the beauty that is well preserved by Galle.

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