Coast City Galle

Friday, August 04, 2017
Galle is a major city in Sri Lanka. During the Dutch cononial period Galle reached it's high peak. Galle Fort is a world heritage site and is the largest remaining fortress built by European occupiers in Asia.

Galle Lighthouse in Galle, Sri Lanka
The fort itself is located on the southwestern coastline and gives an astonishing view towards the Indian Ocean. Besides housing the old fort and buildings from the colonial period, this part of town has turned into a modern shopping and eating area.

Wall of Galle Fort seen from Flag Rock Bastion in Galle, Sri Lanka
The southwestern direction provides some amazing lights towards sunset. Having a walk along the old fort wall during evening is most recommendable.

Trinton Bastion at Galle Fort in Galle, Sri Lanka

Overlooking the Moon Bastion you'll find Galle Clock Tower. Constructed in 1883 in recognition of Dr. P. D. Anthonisz. The clock itself was the sole gift of a grateful patient.

Galle Clock Tower in Galle, Sri Lanka
Just south of Galle there's a fine beach named Unawatuna. And just half an hour north you can easily reach Hikkaduwa. A small beach town getaway. Hikkaduwa has it's own coral reef, but due to the tsunami of 2004, most of the coral reef has been damaged. Hikkaduwa is also quite popular among surfer's who haven't gone pro yet.

Hikkaduwa Beach in Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
Next to the main Hikkaduwa Beach you'll access the Turtle Beach by stepping a few stairs. Unfortunately locals sell seaweed for tourists to feed the sea turtles. What a downer.

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