Guide to GALLE

Galle, the last stop on my trip through Sri Lanka, conquered my heart despite the fact that it’s very touristy.

Galle Sri Lanka

There is even a small beach next to Galle’s iconic lighthouse.

It is one of the eight sites being listed as a UNESCO World Heritage – and while places like Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya, Dambulla, and Kandy are on the list for really, really old structures and architectonic sites, Galle is sort of the baby of the family: The beautiful, historic Galle Fort was built by the Portuguese in the 16th century and expanded and finished by the Dutch in the 17th century.

 

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