Galle fort is the bay of Galle on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka, was built first in 1588 by the Portuguese then
extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century from 1649 onwards.
It is a historical, archaeological and architectural heritage monument, which even after more than 423 years maintains a
polished appearance, due to extensive reconstruction work done by archaeological department of Sri Lanka.
Fishermen in Sri Lanka use stilts to catch fish. Stilt fishing is an old tradition practiced by around 500 fishing families in Galle.
They usually fish during sunset, noon and sunrise, with each one taking their elevated position and balancing about 2 meters above the water.