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What to see in Galle —
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10 places to visit in Galle

#1Koggala BeachKoggala Beach

Beach in the western coast of Sri Lanka is pretty well-liked among surfers. And local fishermen got adjusted to catch fish despite of heavy wave breaking.

#2Hikkaduwa BeachHikkaduwa Beach

The friendliest turtles of the island inhabit exactly this beach! You can feed laminaria to them, pat and even take a ride on their carapace.

#3Galle FortGalle Fort

Cobbled streets, clock tower, ruins of residential and administrative buildings remained on the fort territory from Dutch colonization period

#4Galle LighthouseGalle Lighthouse

The lighthouse stands in the eastern part of the fort in Utrecht Bastion. It still functions, but you can make a deal with a guard and go up to its top.

#5St. Mary's CathedralSt. Mary's Cathedral

The main catholic church of south Sri Lanka was built by Dutch in XIX century. The floor in the cathedral is made of tombstones from the nearest cemetery.

#6International Cricket StadiumInternational Cricket Stadium

The stadium occupying more than 4000 hectares is situated near the Galle fort. 23 cricket matches has been held here since it was opened in 1984.


Coastal village is located about 40 kilometers from Galle. It is the place where people still keep traditions to perform "devil dances" wearing wooden masks to hoodoo the spirits.

#8Meeran MosqueMeeran Mosque

The mosque is placed on the territory of the Galle Fort. It was constructed by the Portuguese in the Baroque and the Victorian styles. Everyone is welcomed here, not only Moslems.

#9Railway stationRailway station

Main railway station of Galle from which you can reach any part of Sri Lanka. It is placed near the National Cricket Stadium and Galle fort.

#10Ariyapala Masks MuseumAriyapala Masks Museum

The museum places traditional Sri Lankan masks that workers of the museum will gladly tell you about in English. There is also a souvenir shop.

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