French: Vieille ville de Galle et ses fortifications
The Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications is a World Heritage site in Sri Lanka defined by the UNESCO in 1988 and definitely a recommended cultural sightseeing location.
It is on position 521 (110, 121) in our monthly survey..

"Founded in the 16th century by the Portuguese, Galle reached the height of its development in the 18th century, before the arrival of the British. It is the best example of a fortified city built by Europeans in South and South-East Asia, showing the interaction between European architectural styles and South Asian traditions."
Copyright © 1992 2014 UNESCO/World Heritage Centre. All rights reserved."

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