On the way to Galle you may visit
- Kalutara Temple. Inside the Dogoba is a magnificient array of paintings describing the stories of Buddha.
Kalutara temple is one of Sri Lanka's most holy places of woship. It attracts both the South west Buddhsit community and touists to it's golden Buddhist. In the Dogoba is a magnificient array of paintings describing the stories of Buddha. The 3 stories-high Kalutara Vihara is a Buddhist temple built in the 60s which holds the distinction of being the only shrine in the world that is hollow.
- Bentota. Splendid beaches. Watersports. Turtle Farms.
- Hikkaduwa. Coral Reef. Moonstone, masks and batic factory
Galle is Sri Lanka’s fourth largest city, and it has an interesting history.
It all began in 1505 when the Portuguese arrived in the port of Galle. They built the first fort, but it was the Dutch, who built the 36-hectare fort, which is currently visible and marked as a World Heritage Site.
During British rule, the Galle fort was very well preserved and was used as Galle’s administrative centre. However even before western rule, early history reveals that Indians, Greeks, Romans, Chinese, Arabs and even Persians have been trading goods through this port.
The cultural changes that took place during colonial rule are still visible in Galle and makes the town a most interesting place to visit.
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