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The coastal town of Galle is 116 kilometres from Colombo by road or rail, down the southwest coast. Both routes are picturesque, following the coastline closely for much of the way. With the development in past years, the town has grown greatly and spreads into the hinterland but the Fort or the Rampart is the slow-beating heart of Galle’s history.

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  • SRI LANKA-where to visit??
    At a minimum I'd want to head over to Kandy and see the Temple of the Tooth, and to climb Sigiriya rock. I'd also recommend Unawatuna beach which is in the south near Galle. To see the maximum we ...

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    couples walking the walls of the 17th-century Dutch fort in Galle; kids searing their tongues with a fiery ...

  • Sri Lanka- 1 week
    hi alex, how about a trip to galle and the dutch fort? you could visit kandy, site of the 'buddha's touth' temple or spend some days on the beach in bentota... there's lots of things to do in a week, just keep in mind: wintermonsun on the north-east coast ! have a nice trip, flynn ...

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