Galle Fort – A Historic Colonial Monument
Those travelling to the south of Sri Lanka will come across many fascinating historical sites, but none more so impressive than the Galle Fort. Constructed in 1663 by the Dutch, who were the colonial powers at the time, the fort is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is an imposing structure along the coast. As you explore the fort and walk along its ramparts, you will come across examples of traditional Dutch architecture and design styles. The view of the sea is equally impressive, especially early morning or during sunset. The Moon Bastion, the Star Bastion, the British lighthouse, the Dutch Reformed Church and charming streets that take you past buildings full of old world charm are among the sights of interest here. Those planning a Sri Lanka travel adventure can enlist the services of Jetwing Travels. It offers a wide range of Sri Lanka tours to such sites of importance as the Galle Fort.