Discover the historical places of the South

Explore the vivid culture and heritage of Southern Sri Lanka
Dondra Head Lighthouse
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Dondra Head Lighthouse
Richmond Castle
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Richmond Castle
Matara Fort,
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Matara Fort
Nupe Market
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Nupe Market
Galle Fort
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Galle Fort
Vibrant and exotic masks
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Vibrant and exotic masks
Star Fort
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Star Fort
Puppet Showrooms
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Puppet Showrooms
By Swetha |
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Travelling along Galle and the South brings many great opportunities of embracing a magnificent part of the vivid culture and heritage the island has to offer.

Be sure to visit the iconic Dondra Head lighthouse that is located on the southern most tip of Sri Lanka. Built in 1910, the graceful Richmond Castle mimicks a 19th century British noble residence. The colonial Nupe Market, resembling a grand medieval baronial hall, are venues of special historical interest. The Galle Fort was influenced by the Portuguese, Dutch and British. It is a historic building with a touch of modernity. Within the renowned Fort is the town area with historical features and it aslo includes various restaurants, cafes and shops to visit.

The Matara Fort and Star Fort built during the Dutch era are also not to be missed, with the architecture being a reflection of Sri Lanka’s heritage.

Visiting the antique workshops, en route from Galle to Weligama are a treat for the eyes; here you will find beautiful reproductions of colonial furniture and artifacts.

Traditional puppet showrooms and mask makers’ halls showcase the crafts of Ambalangoda; each unique with a spectacular treat of colours and art. The south has many tales to tell.

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