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Originally built by the Portuguese in the 16th century, Galle Fort was expanded to it's present state a century later by the Dutch. To this day it remains one of the best examples of a fortified city built by Europeans in South Asia, and demonstrates the unique blend of European and South Asian architectural styles. Over the last few years Galle Fort has been transformed into an enclave of Sri Lankan and European style restaurants, hotels, shops and art galleries set in the stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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