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The Star Fort is a fort in Matara, Sri Lanka, located on the eastern bank of the Nilwala River, approximately 350m from the gate to the Matara fort. It was constructed by the Dutch in 1765, and was originally called Redoute Van Eck.
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  • This Dutch fort is worth the visit. This is in main square close to the highway exit. The fort in good condition. There is a small museum.  more »
  • Just don't bother. The place is run down and parts are falling apart. The only thing worth seeing is the boats. Go to Galle Fort instead.  more »
  • Nice historical site. Much smaller than I expected however, only took about 30 minutes to see the whole exhibition. Free entrance, but you are expected to give a donation at the end.
  • A must visit place in Matara if you are interested to see archeological values. A small place but worth. No entrance fee and the things are described in Sinhala and English languages.
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