Star Fort Matara Review – Sri Lanka Day 9
This post is a Star Fort Matara review. Matara is a city in the south of Sri Lanka. I stopped in there for a couple of nights on my way to Galle.
This Star Fort Matara review also includes information on more exploration of Matara, directions, daily cost summary, other useful information, and perhaps also some not so useful personal observations and opinions.
This Star Fort Matara review is going to be pretty short because the fort itself is not very big.
Star Fort Matara Review
I think it was a Dutch Fort. Inside it is a small museum with some artefacts.
A volunteer begins to follow you and tells you about some of the things. I don’t really like being followed around but I felt rude to tell her to go away.
Basically she just told me what was already on the signs.
At the end they request a donation. I gave 100LKR.
Outside in the moat there was a crocodile.
Getting to the Star Fort
Since Matara is fairly small, getting to the Star Fort is not a problem.
It is just over the bridge that leads into town.
More Exploration of Matara
I already explored Matara quite a bit yesterday, but I had a whole day to kill so I did a little more exploration of Matara.
I went to the market…
… and also to the other Fort which is located across the road form the bus station. Just look for the clock, which still works and holds correct time.
Costs Summary for Star Fort Matara Review
Small eats. 135LKR
Food Costs Total: 470LKR
Star Fort. 100LKR
Sightseeing Costs Total: 100LKR
Roshans Rest. 1000LKR
Accommodation Costs Total: 1000LKR
Grand Total for Day 9 in Sri Lanka: 1570LKR
Grand Total in USD (Approx): $11.75
Although all I really did today was the Matara Star Fort I had a pretty good day… nice and relaxed. There’s lots of little beach towns from here to Galle, but I’m skipping them and going straight to Galle.
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