New Blog Series: UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Sri Lanka
In Sri Lanka you can find 6 UNESCO world heritage sites. These sites offer you a unique insight into Sri Lankan history and culture. Many people want to visit these picturesque and interesting sites, and we have therefore put together a blog series giving you all the information you need before visiting these grand places.
On your Holiday Tour you can visit all the UNESCO world heritage sites in Sri Lanka. You will get a good understanding of Sri Lankan history and culture, and see fantastic sites and the splendor of Sri Lanka. Contact us with your tour requests, and we will design the perfect tour itinerary for you.
Part 1: Galle Fort
Romantic and picturesque place - Perfect for evening strolls and watch the sunset - Explore the history of Sri Lanka.
The Portuguese founded Galle Fort in the 16th century, and it was fortified by the Dutch in the 17th century. It reached its highlight in the 18th century when 500 families lived here, the oldest Protestant church in Sri Lanka was constructed, and the fort housed a large number of public administrations and warehouses.
A few changes to the original fortified city has been made over the centuries, for example the installation of a lighthouse in the 19th century. However, the fortified city still exists almost as built by the Dutch.
Galle Fort is an outstanding example of the interaction of South Asian traditions and European architecture.
More history: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/451
Stroll inside Galle Fort today
Today there are many cafés and small shops inside the Fort, making it a perfect place for a stroll or a romantic evening. Galle is situated in the south-west of Sri Lanka and the weather is therefore very pleasant most of the year.
You can find Barefoot shop on Pedlar street inside Galle Fort. Here you can find wonderful clothes, toys, handicraft and much more, and all items are very well designed. You can also find an old restored courtyard inside the shop, a truly different and amazing touch.
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Here you will find tips, advice, inspiration and ideas for your Sri Lanka Holiday Tour, as well as information about our tours, and attractions in Sri Lanka. You will of course also find photos of this Paradise Island.