Galle said to be the famous Tarshish of the Bible is the port where the Portuguese first landed in Sri Lanka. The famous fort in Galle was originally built by the Portuguese in 1589 and named Santa Cruz. After the Dutch occupation it was destroyed and rebuilt on a larger scale to cover an area of 36 hectares. Fortified by the Dutch who ruled maritime Sri Lanka in the 17th & 18th centuries the city still retains the air of old Holland. Old Dutch churches and monuments with armorial bearings, well preserved fort and ramparts, imposing crested and monogrammed gateway dated 1669, many well preserved Old Dutch houses and narrow alleys still bearing Dutch names.
The Turtle Hatchery 8Km south of Bentota at Kosgoda is said to be the best place to see giant turtles and their babies and is endowed by hasselblad cameras.
Sea Food Experience
Sri Lanka is a tropical island with scrumptious seafood delights & wonderful flavors will leave you coming back for more sea food and the journey alike. With array of Prawns, Jumbo prawns, Cuttlefish, Crabs, Lobsters & many varieties of fish to choose from, keeping you on your toes enjoying a mouthwatering authentic sea food experience. While you choose your own sea food from the local sea food market in Galle. The Sea food platter for lunch is equally enticing with freshness just off the grill. The location is just by the sea, for you to enjoy the sea view and breeze.
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