Travelling to visit most blissful beaches of Sri Lanka in Unawatuna, your journey is definitely not worth it if you don’t visit a UNESCO World heritage site of Sri Lanka, the Galle Fort. Galle Fort or the Dutch Fort as it is also known is a fortification first built by the Portugese on the Southwestern coast of Sri Lanka. According to a statement by UNESCO the site was recognized as a World Heritage Site for its unique exposition of an urban ensemble which illustrates the interaction of European architecture and South Asian traditions.
Surrounded by palm trees it is a must visit place of southern Sri Lanka, the wonderful Galle Lighthouse of the Galle Fort which is very close by to Unawatuna and provides you with the feeling that you actually visited Sri Lanka
This delightful white beacon goes back to 1848, controlling the protected section of boats into Galle Harbor. It’s still in use for another purpose that is to provide you with a perfect Sri Lankan photo.
The best part of this visit is that you get the perfect view of the last minutes of the day which is the mesmerizing view of the sunset.Each afternoon at around 5:30pm, locals and tourists alike gather along the fort walls to watch the sunset over the Indian Ocean. It’s a festive and happy affair; cricket games are played on the grass below, whole families gather to see off the last of the day, and travellers mingle and chat while Mother Nature streaks the sky all kinds of shades of blue, orange, pink and purple.