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Things to Do with Family and Kids in Galle – Entrancing Experiences Down South

The charming Sri Lankan town of Galle is always an interesting place to visit. In the environs of this town, you will find a number of captivating things to do with your family and kids, like those below.

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Tour Galle Dutch Fort

Tour Galle Dutch Fort

The well-known Dutch Fort is an attraction that all members of the family will enjoy visiting. This impressive structure was initially constructed by Portuguese colonialists and extensively fortified later by the Dutch. The Galle Fort is a striking creation that displays the blending of European style architecture along with some local influences. Taking a relaxed stroll around the ramparts of the fort is sure to be an agreeable experience that will appeal to adults as well as children. The Galle Fort also contains a number of other attractions such as the historical old mosque which seems to resemble a church.

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Relax at Jungle Beach

Relax at Jungle Beach

Situated between the town of Unawatuna and Galle the attractive Jungle Beach will be a great place at which to relax and spend some quality time with your family and kids. Although this beach is not extensive in size it can be accessed easily and is always an appealing place to rest and replenish your energies after a tiring day of sightseeing. Jungle Beach is also renowned for its snorkelling opportunities as it is considered to be an excellent locality for this water activity, as long as you avoid being drifted by the waves to the rocky areas. As you snorkel you may encounter creatures like reef fish, barracuda, moray eels, parrotfish, triggerfish, crabs and so on.

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Visit the Dutch Reformed Church

Visit the Dutch Reformed Church

Your children are sure to be captivated by the magnificent Dutch Reformed Church in Galle. This splendid church was constructed as long ago as 1755 and is considered to be one of Galle's noteworthy sightseeing attractions. Quality calamander wood was brought over from the nation of Malaysia in order to construct the church's pulpit. On the other hand, the floor of the church has been paved using gravestones obtained from the Dutch cemetery. You will see that both the exterior as well as the interior of this church are strikingly beautiful. A choice of accommodation to consider from which this attraction would be within easy reach would be one of the properties of Cantaloupe Hotels which offer conveniently located beach hotels in Sri Lanka.

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Experience Ethamala Ella

Experience Ethamala Ella

The striking Ethamala Ella, a waterfall which is located near the town of Akuressa is a natural feature that will capture the imagination of adults and children alike. This natural wonder gains its name due to the legend that an elephant drowned here after being dragged away by the powerful waters. You will see that the area surrounding the waterfall is pleasant and lively with different kinds of wildlife. If you desire to replenish your energies you will find a couple of restaurants near this attraction which offer local food. This waterfall can easily be reached by tuk-tuk or other vehicles.

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Visit the Sea Turtle Hatchery

Visit the Sea Turtle Hatchery

Your kids are sure to be enthralled by the captivating Sea Turtle Hatchery which is located in Mahamodara in proximity to Galle. Here as you might expect you will find sea turtles of different ages which are being reared as they are endangered in the natural environment. You will encounter sea turtles belonging to varied species at this distinctive hatchery. This hatchery provides a vital service as many sea turtles are hunted for their meat and also lose their lives after being caught in the nets of fishing industries. By visiting this hatchery your family members will have the opportunity to learn a great deal about these sea turtles.

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