Galle Fort & Unawatuna Beach
Galle, is where people fall in love with this pretty town. There is a considerable number of Europeans now call Galle their home. This historical southern coastal town of Sri Lanka is home for the living masterpiece of Dutch Fort which was built by Portuguese in 1588 and was later occupied by Dutch colonial settlers.
Galle Fort is an architectural marvel as some of the Dutch era built buildings are still living strong and some of them are now converted as boutique hotels and guest houses. It is a very interesting experience to wander in Galle Fort late afternoon till evening watching sunset over the ramparts of Galle Fort and trying various foods from myriad of eateries from small cafes to fine dining restaurants. The National Museum of Galle is located in the oldest remaining Dutch building in the Galle fort, a single storey colonnaded Dutch building built in 1656 as the commissariat store for the Dutch garrison at the fort.
Just outside the Galle Fort is the market, an interesting place to experience a typical market scene in Sri Lanka. Further down the road, fish vendors sell their daily catch right on the beach. Five minutes drive from Galle town is the popular Unawatuna Beach famous for live music, sea food eateries on the beach and for snorkeling. There are many guest houses right on the beach of Unawatuna. Galle is home for some of the best boutique hotels, inland villas and beach villas in the Island. Galle is magical, nice vibe and must go place when traveling in Sri Lanka.