Sri Lanka is a land of many wonders. Enticements abound, and there is much that should not be missed; the Galle Fort is foremost among these, a place like no other, where worlds, ancient and modern meet and mingle, and where the appetites of body and soul are both equally satisfied.
Galle is the capital of the Southern Province, and the Galle Fort is a monument of tremendous historical, architectural and archeological significance. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Galle Fort was built by the Portuguese in 1588, and then extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th Century.
The architecture within the Fort reflects the islands bygone period of colonial occupation, and the numerous Portuguese and Dutch era buildings have been carefully restored and renovated, so visitors to Galle are, seemingly quite literally, transported back in time.