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Galle Fort


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GALLE FORT


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Galle Fort, in the Bay of Galle on the southern province in Sri Lanka, was built first in 1588 by the Portuguese, and then expansively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century from 1649 onwards.

This Dutch fort is surrounded by the sea in 3 sides and there is a museum of marine fish, Archeological museum of marine fish, the ancient Dutch fort, the Stadium, School, Courts, Police Station and Army fortress 2 many other ancient and educationally important places. There is a Light House situated near this fortress.

The Sri Lankan government and many Dutch people who still own some of the properties inside the fort are looking at making this one of the modern wonders of the world.[4][5] The heritage value of the fort has been recognized by the UNESCO and the site has been inscribed as a cultural heritage UNESCO World Heritage Site under criteria iv.

Galle Colonial Crest,Above the entrance to the Galle Fort. Still confused about the timing of the Dutch, the French and the English.

Galle Fort Mosque,Meeran Jumma Mosque or also known as Galle Fort Mosque, Galle, Sri Lanka, February 25 2012. This mosque was built first by the Portuguese, then modified by the Dutch during the 17th century


 

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