Danish fort(Fort Dansborg) museum, Tranquebar
First stop, after some lunch and rest was the Danish Fort Museum. The museum is in the Fort Dansborg (Dutch fort in Tranquebar) enclosure. The museum contains old Danish artifacts. This is located right opposite to ‘Bungalow on the Beach’. The fort overlooks the beach. Built in 1620 AD.
Museum: Entrance free, it’s closed on Friday. Artifacts include a picture of the Dutch king, a whale bone (YES! apparently), list of governors of Tranquebar and the ships that came to the Tranquebar port during the Dutch times, and more Danish stuff.
Other place to see in Tranquebar:
d my lunch and went back to my room and rested till 4 PM. I asked around and there are few must see places:
- Danish Governor’s Bungalow
- Danish Land gate
- A church founded by Bartholomaus Ziegenbalg (the first protestant missionary to south-east Asia), and built in 1718
- A 3-Gopuram temple, 2 of which are already submerged in the sea.
- Tranquebar maritime museum, setup after the Tsunami of 2004 by Danes
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