This city on the southern coast of Sri Lanka is a must-see for colonial-architecture buffs. Its main attraction is a still-inhabited 17th-century Dutch fort, one of the most extensive monuments left by European colonialists. Although many of the structures that made up the fort are in serious decay, the 65-ft-/20-m-thick outer walls are completely intact. If you walk along the top of the walls at dusk, you'll see dozens of cricket games, an old lighthouse, beautiful views of the town's harbor an... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide.
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