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#1Go stilt fishing in GalleGo stilt fishingLIFEisGOOD

Stilt fishing is an old Sri Lankan way of catching fish. But today it is rather performance for island's visitors than fishing industry.

Koggala Beach
#2Swim with turtles in GalleSwim with turtlesMickey Collins

Turtles on Sri Lanka swim and take shots with you for a good reason! They do this favour to get food! And they succeed in the trick!

FREEHikkaduwa Beach
#3Walk on the walls of old Dutch fort in GalleWalk on the walls of old Dutch fortoddviser

The territory is opened for visiting at any time. From this place you can admire magnificent sunset over the ocean.

FREEGalle Fort
#4See Sri Lankan fishermen in GalleSee Sri Lankan fishermenoddviser

You can run into stilt fishermen on deserted beaches - coastline stretching from Unawatuna to Weligama village is their habitual place.

#5Go up to the top of lighthouse in GalleGo up to the top of lighthouseoddviser

The lighthouse starts working at 6pm. By day guards can allow you to come inside for a certain fee. So go up to find astonishing view of the ocean.

LKR 100Galle Lighthouse
#6See snake charmer in GalleSee snake charmeroddviser

Street faqirs hypnotize cobra to the strains of flute expecting to get tips from spectators. You can run into them in touristy places.

#7See purple-faced langurs in GalleSee purple-faced langursoddviser

Monkeys feel absolutely free to stroll around the city jumping from one tree to another and walking on roofs of the buildings.

#8Watch cricket match in GalleWatch cricket matchoddviser

As a rule matches take place at 6:30am. You can look up the timetable and buy tickets at the stadium ticket window or online.

International Cricket Stadium
#9Take an ox cart ride in GalleTake an ox cart rideoddviser

Alternative transport to tuk tuk on Sri Lanka. You can find the carriage in any crowded place.

#10Buy Sri Lankan mask in GalleBuy Sri Lankan maskoddviser

Colorful mask is made from tropical kaduru tree and worn to perform "devil dance". You can find stalls with the souvenir in Ambalangoda - village where masks are manufactured.

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