Galle is a glorious fortress city in Sri Lanka, located at the southwestern part of the country. Pronounced as ‘Gawl’ in English and ‘Gaar-Le’ in Sinhala, it is the fourth largest city in Sri Lanka.
Galle, as of today, has developed to a great extent and stretches itself into the vicinity, but the heart of the town is the Galle Fort with all its old world charm, retaining the atmosphere of times of yore. Built by the Dutch, the Fort city has been standing since the early sixteenth century; from the Colonial periods of the Portuguese, Dutch and British to our present times. The city is declared as an Archaeological Reserve and has been recognized as a living World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
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