SOURTHERN COAST - GALLE

 

Galle is the best example of a fortified city built by Europeans in South and Southeast Asia, showing the interaction between European architectural styles and South Asian traditions. The Galle fort is a world heritage site and the largest remaining fortress in Asia built by European occupiers. Other prominent landmarks in Galle include St. Mary's Cathedral founded by Jesuit priests, one of the main Shiva temples on the island, and The Amangalla, a historic luxury hotel. Galle offers a unique opportunity to create a visible demonstration of the conservation of this inheritance and an exciting new internationally famous visitor destination. Rumassala Kanda is a large mound-like hill, which forms the eastern protective barrier to the Galle Harbor. Local tradition associates this hill with some events of the Ramayana.

 

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