Unawatuna, Sri Lanka is one of the more famous areas in the country. Located at the southern tip of the island, it has stunning beaches surrounded with green palm trees.
This site doesn’t go in chronological order as the author is probably lazy to keep track of the timeline but as promised on the previous post, he’ll cover on the Pearl of the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka.
To the planet Earth, Sri Lanka is shaped like a teardrop right below India on the map, the nation fought a bloody civil war for two and half decades which ended in 2009.
Formerly known as Ceylon, the island is a home to many tropical golden beaches, stunning hills with amazing tea plantations and of course mouth-watering Indian delicacies.
Landed in the crowded Colombo in the day, we made friends with a local who lived in Australia (yay no language barrier) whom gave us a head start by giving us directions to Galle, Unawatuna. Through an overcrowded train and an overpriced tuk-tuk, we’d reached our destination by night time.
Galle Fort, built by the Portugese and the Dutch in the 16th century to defend Galle against foreign colonies, was easily invaded by the three of us in 2015.
The buildings in this area are built with European influences, something you don’t see in Asia often.
More for the eyes in Unawatuna & Galle:
From the Galle-fort-nia we headed to the Japanese Peace Temple nearby. From there you can see Unawatuna Beach in its glory as well as the surrounding Jungle Beach.
Stay tuned as we travel to the central of Sri Lanka 😀
Check out the famous Dawella Swing in Unawatuna here .