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Star Fort, Matara

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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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  • Go past-go for a couple of minutes. Purposefully not worth watching, in addition to the walls, nothing. Isn't that a brick wall-it's your passion?
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  • The starford is small and fast. The fun about it is is that it is a piece of Dutch history is from the Dutch East India company time
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  • Beautiful day in GALLE walk on the ramparts of the fort then visit the old town with a lot of very interesting buildings
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  • The Star Fort (Sinhalese: මාතර තාරකා කොටුව) is a fort in Matara, Sri Lanka, located on the eastern bank of the Nilwala River, approximately 350 metres (1,150 ft) from the gate to the Matara fort. It was constructed by the Dutch in 1765, and was originally called Redoute Van Eck.
  • Beautiful historic monument at the heart of Matara town resembling Portugese architecture in Sri Lanka.
  • A fort built by Dutch in 1765, and was originally called Redoute Van Eck. this was built to a unique shape of a six pointed star with space for 12 large cannons to cover approaches from all directions
  • It was built in 1640 by the Dutch. It is one of the best star forts, and unique star fort in Sri Lanka.
  • Great place, there is a saying that there is a secret passage starting from a tunnel under here to nupe dutch market well..