One of the things I love about travelling is learning about the history of the place I visit. I love seeing such old and beautiful landmarks. It’s a huge reminder of just how young Australia is.
Galle (pronounced ‘gawl’) was an important city of trade. It served as the main port of Sri Lanka for more than 200 years.
One of the best known landmarks is The Fort, built by the Dutch is 1663. The 36 hectare fort is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The area features hundreds of historic Dutch-colonial buildings that are still in use today.
While most of the group marvelled at the buildings, I was more taken by the view and the clear blue water. How fascinating it would have been to see the city in those days and watch the ships come in, loaded with exotic spices and gems.
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