Galle Travel Guide

Articles about Galle

By Aatish Taseer
“The beauty and the horror,” the Sri Lankan–Canadian writer Shyam Selvadurai said to me in Jaffna. “Both things must be there. Otherwise, it’s not Sri Lanka.” We sat in a busy restaurant in a city ravaged by war. I was at the end of a journey nor...
By Yolanda Edwards
Day 1: St. Gallen to Bezau (44 miles) Your first stop after the rental-car counter at Zurich’s Kloten Airport? The city of St. Gallen (90 minutes east) for a café mélange (black coffee topped with whipped cream) and a pastry (or two) at the 50-ye...

Things to do in Galle

The UNESCO-preserved fort, built by the Dutch in 1663 on Galle's southern isthmus, completely surrounds the city's Old Town.