Tangalle is a coastal town located down south in the Hambantota district. Tangalle is famous for not only its lovely beaches but also its many popular attractions which vary from ancient historical sites to bird sanctuaries and many more.


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The quaint coastal town of Tangalle is well known for its turquoise blue beaches which attract a large number of tourists. Some of the beautiful beaches of Tangalle are the Tangalle Beach, Goyambokka Beach, Parawella Natural Swimming Area, Hirketiya Beach, Medilla Natural Swimming Area and Medaketiya Beach. It is one of the largest towns of the southern province of Sri Lanka with a mild climate which is also another reason many tourists prefer to visit and stay there.

Out of the many attractions in Tangalle, the more popular ones include the historic Mulkirigala Raja Maha Viharaya, Wewrukannala Buduraja Maha Viharaya, Kasagala Raja Maha Viharaya in Angunukolapelessa, Hummanaya Blowhole, Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary and Turtle Watch Rekawa. Tangalle also has many historic monuments such as the Old Dutch Fort and Tangalle Navy Monument which also serve as popular attractions of the area.

The waves of Tangalle are ideal for surfers of all kinds and is just another reason for tourists to love visiting this coastal town in southern Sri Lanka.