MASK AND FORT ESCAPES
Half day Excursions
What can be seen- The Ramparts; National Museum of Galle and the National Maritime Museum; All Saints’ Church; the Dutch Reformed Church; Galle Natural Harbour; Old Lighthouse; the English gate built by the British in 1873; the Dutch gate where the British Court of Arms is seen carved on the outer side and the VOC monogram on the inside of the stonework; the Dutch prison; Dutch houses; the Dutch ‘factory’ and hospital that have now been converted into government offices. Mask Factory in Ambalangoda
What to wear / bring - Comfortable clothes, hats/caps, camera, insect repellent, sun block.
Ambalangoda is most famous for its exquisite collection of native masks, carved throughout the generations of professional carvers from the region. Tourists should be aware of the variety of masks available for sale, as the current productions are more garish and vibrant in colour, and specially made for alluring the novice buyer. The traditional masks are dyed with natural ingredients and have a more patent appearance with minimal glossing. Antique thovil (devil-dance), parade and superstition-relieving masks are of great value for the tourist seeking a memorabilia of the local culture.
On completion of this visit, you will be dropped at your hotel
|Note :This half day excursion can be done only for the guests who are staying at the southern beach hotels from Kalutara to Mirissa. Guests who are staying at other beach destinations will take more than half a day.|