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The Star Fort is a fort in Matara, Sri Lanka, located on the eastern bank of the Nilwala River, approximately 350m from the gate to the Matara fort. It was constructed by the Dutch in 1765, and was originally called Redoute Van Eck.
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  • Old Fort, is situated next to the bus station. If you prefer, you can take a tuktuk in a couple of rupees. The place itself is not particularly notable. Entrance is free of charge. To all posezhenie can be taken away minutes 10-15. inside there are a couple of museums with disparate things from different periods. In General, you can visit, but if you drive past a particularly nothing to lose. The most picturesque part of the Fort is its gate.
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  • This fort was built in the shape of a 6-pointed star by the Dutch in 1765 to protect the main fort that lies across the Nilwala River. Not much remains of the main fort, but the small Star Fort is bea...  more »
  • Nice Dutch fort to visit along the way. The crocodiles are replaced by turtles. The guide will show you the exhibitions, which is informative.  more »
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