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Galle
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Galle

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Rank: 1001 UNESCO
Wonder Type: Cultural
Country: Sri Lanka
Description:
Founded in the 16th century by the Portuguese, Galle reached the height of its development in the 18th century, before the arrival of the British. It is the best example of a fortified city built by Europeans in South and South-East Asia, showing the interaction between European architectural styles and South Asian traditions.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Galle", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.