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Address: Palavi-Kalpitiya Rd., Kalpitiya 61360, Sri Lanka

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Great Historical Place - Ignored by the Srilankan Archelogy Dept - Disppointed to see how this it is neglected

I was escorted by a very pleasant navy personnel, fed me with so much of information. It is so sad to see how this fort is neglected and left for destruction as the archeology... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
247beachl0ver2017
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Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka
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Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was escorted by a very pleasant navy personnel, fed me with so much of information. It is so sad to see how this fort is neglected and left for destruction as the archeology dept has not done anything about it. even the Church is neglected. it's disappointing to see it like this. property is damaged.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

Small fort - walked escorted by navy personnel - most informative - regretfully and understandably - photography within the confines are not permitted

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Ryde, Australia
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Reviewed 11 February 2017

As this is a navy base, photographing is not allowed due to security reasons and a navy personnel take each group on a guided tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and pointed out all the interesting features as well as narrated the history. The Dutch asked the king permission to build a church and therefore the entrance was built like... More 

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Thank Nadheera D
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

I have visited the Fort about 4 years ago, but this time was better as the Sri Lankan Navy, who looks after the Fort area, now provides a guided tour which is very informative.

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2 Thank Rayexpeditions
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Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Not a visit for everyone but teenagers found it interesting enough. Lovely Sri Lankan Navy staff did the free guided tour inside the Fort ...shame though couldn't take pics.

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Thank Payitforwardpls
Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 August 2016

Its really informative. There is lots of things to add in young child's knowledge base. Navel officer gave us a good support by giving us explanations.

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Thank dhammikaa630
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Although much smaller and less well-known than its big brother in Galle the Kalpitiya Fort is well worth visiting if you happen to be in the vicinity. We were pleasantly surprised that the public had hassle-free access to the premises, this being a functioning camp and base of the Sri Lankan Navy. We were however escorted throughout the visit by... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 25 March 2016

The Fort built during the Dutch colonial times is today a naval sea port manned by Sri Lanka's navy and houses a strategic naval base. Public access is permitted only to view the Fort which is in an archaeologically protected site. The underground tunnel which connects with the nearby Dutch Reformed church which was meant to be an escape route... More 

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1 Thank Shobhana D
Gemenos, France
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Reviewed 15 March 2016

Situated at the end of the world inside a Navy Camp this old Dutch fort is interesting to visit. Many thanks to the autorities for giving us authorization for the visit and coming with us.

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Reviewed 23 February 2016

Almost a 400 years old fort built using corals. It is occupied by Sri Lanka Navy. So you must take a pass at the entrance and not allowed to take cameras inside as their camp sight is within the attraction. Sri Lanka Navy will provide a guide to show you the places. And you could plan this trip along with... More 

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