Galle – a fortified town

Galle is a historic walled city, a UNESCO world heritage site and a one hour bus ride from Mirissa – this made it the perfect location for a day trip!  We arrived in the heat of the day, and after a walk around the ramparts decided to take a tuk tuk around the town to see some of the highlights.  We visited a temple, the lighthouse, a viewpoint and a couple of churches that were established by Dutch and Portuguese settlers.  After refuelling on crepes we wandered around the shops looking at jewellery (Sri Lanka is famous for its gemstones) and enjoying the atmosphere of this beautiful town.

 

The clock tower on the ramparts

 

One of the gates at the fortified city
One of the gates at the fortified city

 

Grave at the church
Grave at the church

 

The lighthouse
The lighthouse

 

At one of the churches
At one of the churches

 

View from the ramparts
View from the ramparts

 

At the Buddhist temple
At the Buddhist temple

 

Karen and Julie exploring
Karen and Julie exploring

 

Looking out over the city
Looking out over the city

 

Iguana on the wall
Iguana on the wall

 

Refuelling with crepes
Refuelling with crepes

 

 

 

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Kate says:

    Very cool! Is that a skull and crossbones on the grave, or a sad-looking little dude?

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  2. Mum Bunn says:

    You are so tactful about the decision to take a tuk-tuk tour! Karen and Reubs would have cheerfully walked all around Galle but Julie found the heat and humidity rather challenging. Galle was such a lovely mixture of the historic old town and the trendy boutique cafes and shops.

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