Things To Do or What To See in Trincomalee

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1. Thirukkoneswaram Kovil (New Temple)

Thirukkoneswaram Kovil (New Temple)

Koneswaram temple of Trincomalee or Thirukonamalai Konesar Temple – The Temple of the Thousand Pillars and Dakshina-Then Kailasam is a classical-medieval Hindu temple complex in Trincomalee, a Hindu religious pilgrimage centre in Eastern Province, Sri Lanka.

2. Fort Frederick

Fort Fredrick, also known as Trincomalee Fort or Fort of Triquillimale, is a fort built by the Portuguese at Trincomalee, Eastern Province, Sri Lanka, completed in 1624 CE, built on Swami Rock-Konamamalai from the debris of the world-famous ancient Hindu Koneswaram temple.

Fort Frederick

3. Uppuveli Beach

Uppuveli Beach

4. Trincomalee War Cemetery

Trincomalee British War Cemetery is a British military cemetery in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka, for soldiers of the British Empire who were killed or died during World War II. The cemetery is located on Trincomalee–Nilaveli Road, approximately 6 kilometres north of the town of Trincomalee, on the eastern side.

Trincomalee War Cemetery

5. Kanniya Hot Water Springs

Kanniya Hot Water Springs

The Kanniya Hot Springs is a site with hot wells located in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka. There are seven wells in a square shape. Wells are only 3–4 feet deep and you can clearly see the bottom. The temperature is considerably high but vary slightly from one spring to another.

6. Maritime And Naval History Museum

The Maritime and Naval History Museum is a Maritime museum located at Trincomalee, Sri Lanka. It has been established near to Fort Fredrick where the Dutch first landed to the island in the 16th century.

Maritime And Naval History Museum

7. Army Museum Orr’s Hill

Army Museum Orr's Hill

8. Lovers Leap

Things To Do or What To See in Trincomalee

9. Gokanna Temple

Gokanna Temple

Gokanna Viharaya was an ancient Buddhist temple located in Trincomalee in the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka. The temple lies in the premises of Fort Fredrick close to the fort entrance.

10. Rawana Abyss

Rawana Abyss

11. Trincomalee Harbour

Trincomalee Harbour

Trincomalee Harbour is a seaport in Trincomalee Bay or Koddiyar Bay, a large natural harbour situated on the northeastern coast of Sri Lanka. Located by Trincomalee, Sri Lanka, in the heart of the Indian Ocean, its strategic importance has shaped its history. There have been many sea battles to control the harbour.

12. Sail Lanka Charter – Trincomalee

Sail Lanka Charter - Trincomalee

13. Hoods Tower Naval Museum

Hoods Tower Naval Museum

The Hoods Tower Museum is a naval museum of the Sri Lanka Navy in Trincomalee. It is located at Ostenburg, in the Trincomalee peninsula on a high ridge overlooking the entrance to the inner harbor of Trincomalee within the SLN Dockyard.

14. Velgam Vehera Buddhist Temple

Velgam Vehera is a historical Buddhist temple situated in Kanniya, Trincomalee District, Sri Lanka. It also known to Hindus as Natanar Kovil. Historically Velgam Vehera was one of important Buddhist temples in the country, worshiped by both Sinhala and Tamil Buddhists.

Velgam Vehera Buddhist Temple

15. Sober Island

Sober Island

16. Marble Beach

Marble Beach

17. Kinniya Bridge

Kinniya Bridge

Kinniya Bridge is the longest bridge in Sri Lanka with a length of 396 metres. It crosses the lagoon area surrounded by Koddiyar Bay and Tambalagam Bay. It links Trincomalee with Kinniya, enabling civilians to cross the Kinniya lagoon to reach Kinniya and Muttur areas by the A15 highway.

18. Velgam Vehera Archeological Site

Velgam Vehera Archeological Site

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