Galle, Sri Lanka -  Take me Back in Time

Missing the beach, we managed to escape our cubicles and found ourselves hitching to an overcrowded bus all the way to Galle.

Galle is situated on the South-west coast of Sri Lanka. It’s a pretty place where history and culture are combined. Every structure is a great example of interchange between Asian tradition and European architecture. Walk aimlessly inside the fort and discover different kinds of architecture, a quirky restaurant, your favorite spot, or just random kids offering you a smile.

 

Clock Tower Plus Galle Town View

Clock tower of Galle

 

Cricket Stadium Beside Galle Fort

A perfect seat to watch cricket matches from the fort if you are on a budget.

 

Old Beat Up Gate

Maybe it’s just my inner artsy-fartsy but i find this old beat up gate really interesting.

 

Magnificent Trees in Galle

People enjoying their walks in giant shade trees.

 

Girls Having Picnic Galle

Pretty students we met inside the fort enjoying their lunches.

 

Galle Handicrafts

Abundance of shops mainly selling handicrafts for tourists inside the fort.

 

Galle Lighthouse

An old lighthouse along the coast.

 

Old Town Galle

Another view of the town showing the dutch colonial style houses.

 

Fort Galle

The well preserved fort wall along the coast.

 

The Heritage Cafe Galle

The Heritage Cafe just around the corner.

 

Pedlars Inn Cafe Galle

The Pedlar’s Inn Cafe. Most of the restaurants have their own unique way of attracting their customers.

 

Sea Green Guesthouse Galle

Most of the homes were turned into guesthouse to accommodate anyone who would like to stay a night or two inside the fort.

 

A Carpenter in Galle

Just another day for a hard worker carpenter.

 

The National Museum Galle

The National Museum, Galle.

 

Old Dutch Church Galle

The Dutch Reformed Church completed in 1755.

 

Inside Dutch Church

Inside of a Dutch Reformed Church.

Fun fact: It was founded by the Portuguese in the early 16th century but fell to the hands of the Dutch during the 17th century from 1649 onwards. Arab, Chinese, Indian, Persian and European merchants came to trade silks, gems, nutmeg, cloves, and cinnamon during the Spice Trade period. It is recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

 

 

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