the Dutch Fort in Galle

Picture by: Rtr. PP. Nooranie Muthaliph, Rotaract Club of Panadura

Galle is a city situated on the southwestern tip of Sri Lanka and is the capital city of Southern province. It is the best example of a fortified city built by Europeans in South and South-East Asia, showing the interaction between European architectural styles and south Asian traditions. The Galle fort is a world heritage site and the largest remaining fortress in Asia built by European occupiers. Other prominent landmarks in Galle include the natural harbor, the National Maritime Museum, St. Mary’s Cathedral founded by Jesuit priests, one of the main Shiva temples on the island, and Amangalla the historic luxury hotel.

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