Galle Fort, Galle, Sri Lanka: A Little Piece of History

Galle Fort, Galle, Sri Lanka: A Little Piece of History

The Fort was first built by the Portuguese in 1588, later fortified by the Dutch in 1649

When we first arrived at Galle Fort, it looked like it is just a granite path along the coastal line of southern Sri Lanka. However knowing the history of the fort, we appreciated the site; and that it is not just rubbles and ruins from yesteryear. It was also affected by the tsunami on Boxing Day 2004 but has since been restored.

As we were on a tight schedule (and it was a super hot day!), we did not manage to walk along the entire fort. Below are the photos of what we saw and a video of the view from Galle Fort.

Galle Fort
Galle Fort

View from Galle Fort
View from Galle Fort

Rock Formation @ Galle Fort
Rock Formation

Along the Galle Fort
Along the Fort

Toilet at Galle Fort
Toilet at the Fort

Waves crashing on to huge rocks @ Galle Fort
Waves crashing on to huge rocks

Lighthouse @ Galle Fort
Lighthouse @ Galle Fort


View from the Fort

Hope you enjoy the photos, and make a trip down to visit Galle Fort someday soon!

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Galle Fort Galle Sri Lanka

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