Tuesday, July 8, 2014

SRI LANKA ~Galle Fort - UNESCO ~

... Card nr 2 shows more great Galle Fort views... Many thanks Ravindra!!

With lovely stamps:
Featuring the Buddhist festival of Vesak.
 (Issued 12-05-2014)

@Photo Lasantha Lakmal
Galle Fort built first by the Portuguese, then modified by the Dutch is the largest intact Dutch fort in Asia. It was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988. Located facing the Indian Ocean in the town of Galle, on the southern coast of Sri Lanka, Galle Fort is one of the best preserved examples of 17th century colonial fortifications in the world.
The fort has a colourful history, and today has a multi-ethnic and multi-religious population.
Card views:
1+3. Maritime Archeolology Museum
2. All Saints Church Fort Galle
4.The National Museum

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