The 360 virtual tour of Galle, Sri Lanka helps online visitors to explore this UNESCO heritage site from anywhere in the world.
Galle (pronounced ‘gawl’ in English, and ‘gaar-le’ in Sinhala) is the big unmissable destination in the south.
Galle is famous for its Portuguese architectural buildings and the Galle Fort which is a world heritage site and the many amazing places to visit in Galle. The city of Galle is located on the Southwestern Coast of Sri Lanka and is nothing less than a place of wonders and exquisite beauty. … The Galle Fort is known for the Lighthouse and the beaches here. The distance between Colombo and Galle is 108 km.
Galle, formerly Point de Galle, port and city, Sri Lanka, situated on a large harbor on the island’s southern coast. Galle dates from the 13th century, possibly much earlier, but it became the island’s chief port during the period of Portuguese rule (1507–c. 1640). Under Dutch rule, it was the island capital until 1656, when Colombo replaced it. The rise of Colombo’s port in the second half of the 19th century led to Galle’s decline, but congestion at Colombo has caused some shipping to be diverted to Galle.
The city, 65 miles (105 km) southeast of Colombo, has good road and rail connections. A cement factory is in operation there. The historic section of the city, containing a fort and other colonial-era buildings, designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1988.
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