Sri Lankan Galle .. an attractive historical destination that connects East and West

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There is no doubt that Sri Lanka is an attractive destination that enriches the tourist with many attractive tourism ingredients, in addition to its picturesque nature that extends throughout the tranquil island in the Indian Ocean.

There are many destinations in Sri Lanka such as Kandy, the most popular destination that enjoys a pleasant atmosphere throughout the year, but today we will talk about a wonderful destination in the southwestern part of Sri Lanka which is Galle, the historic coastal city which is one of the most beautiful cities in Sri Lanka which has been described as a good Ceylon curry where The smells of spices on the roads blend with the cultures that balance ancient and modern.

old City

The charming city of Galle is about 128 km from the capital, Colombo, and about 60 km from the city of Bentota. Perhaps the reputation of Galle comes from the ancient city and is a peninsula surrounded by ocean waters on each side.

The old city is full of colonial buildings with its unique designs, and it has a large archaeological storehouse, as its old Dutch castle, which was built in the sixteenth century, still exists today and is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Sri Lankan Galle .. an attractive historical destination that connects - Sri Lankan Galle .. an attractive historical destination that connects East and West

The city of Galle has high tourism rates due to its immense historical and archaeological value, in addition to many festivals and folklore parties that compete in presentations that explain the history of the ancient city in wonderful scenes that capture the hearts and hearts of history lovers.

On the outskirts of Galle, Tamarind Hill is a luxurious hotel, with its historic colonial-style building, to bring its guests back to centuries old in a refined and romantic setting.

History of Galle

The name of the city was mentioned in the book Ibn Battuta Trip by the name “Gali”, and Ibn Battuta visited the city in 1344. The city was called in the past by the name Gimhathitha, and it means in ancient Sinhalese the port adjacent to the Jin River.

However, the name that imposed itself is derived from the word Kala Sinhalese, which symbolizes a place where herds of cows are grazed. There is also another hypothesis about the origin of the name, dating back to the period of Dutch colonialism, and associates the name of the city with the word Gallus Dutch (which means cock). The city is pronounced Gawl Kaol, and Sinhala Ghar.

Essentially, the function of the city of Galle is mainly commercial, as it has linked East and West for thousands of years.

the National Museum

Tourists in Galle can enjoy watching it on foot or using small ticking vehicles while it is not possible to leave Galle without visiting the ancient castle and the National Museum set up in an old Dutch-style building, and it includes ancient archaeological archives, as well as the National Maritime Museum, which gives a glimpse of the history of Maritime activity related to this region located in the south of the island of Sri Lanka.

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Galle, Sri Lankan … an attractive historical destination that connects East and West

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Galle can be explored with ticking vehicles

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Large stock of antique in Galle

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Luxury Tamarind Hill hotel

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Beach town

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Galle’s Old Town

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Buildings with history fragrant

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Galle’s Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site

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