Colonised by the Portuguese, Dutch and the British, Sri Lanka still has reminders of its colonial past which can be seen in such towns as Negombo where you will find the Dutch Fort Gate and the Dutch Canal. Those in search of Negombo hotels from which to visit these fascinating sights can consider Jetwing Beach. One of the leading Sri Lanka beach hotels, it offers an idyllic location by the sea and lets you experience the very best the region has to offer.
Initially constructed in 1672, the Dutch Fort in Negombo was originally part of a prison complex, while also being utilised as a safeguard against invaders. Much of the fort is in ruins though today you can still see the Dutch Fort Gate at the site. Also worth exploring is the Dutch Canal which was primarily constructed in order to transport goods such as spices. Spanning over 60 miles, it runs through the town and a boat ride on the canal provides a fascinating way to enjoy a sightseeing tour and observe local life and wildlife.
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