The Galle National Museum is established in the oldest Dutch building of the Galle fort, constructed in 1656.To aware the public on traditional cultural heritage of Southern Sri Lanka, the Department of National Museums developed this museum and opened to the public on 31st March 1986.
Jungle beach was suggested to us by many of the locals as one of the best things to do in Unawatuna, so we decided to spend a morning hiking there to see what all the fuss was about. After a 30 minute walk through the jungle, we landed on the beach situated in the bay of Galle and overlooking Galle Fort.
Originally built in 1640, the present building dates from 1752. Its floor is paved with gravestones from Dutch cemeteries, while other impressive features include the organ and an imposing pulpit made from calamander wood and topped by a grand hexagonal canopy.
Unawatuna is one of the biggest tourist destinations in Sri Lanka and is the most “famous” beach in the country. It is a lovely banana-shaped beach of golden sand and turquoise water, surrounded by green palm trees! It was the first beach we visited in Sri Lanka.
Thalpe on the other hand is a completely different beauty of its own. It is one of Sri Lanka’s most beautiful beaches and one where you get relative privacy compared to other popular Sri Lankan beaches.