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Trincomalee War Cemetery: Tours & Tickets

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Trincomalee is a seaport on the north-eastern coast of Sri Lanka (Ceylon) and was formerly a naval station. After the fall of Singapore it became a naval base of importance to our command of shipping in the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean. The...more
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Trincomalee War Cemetery Tours and Tickets
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Just fyi. It is basically a cemetery, with marked gravestones of around 350 commonwealth soldiers, who died in attacks in WW2, by Japanese on navy ships in the local bay. There is no informational boards or anything to read. That said, it's a quiet and...More

Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Did not see anything really special about this venue and child eaisly be given a miss for some more relaxing or scenic spot.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank SeaFly2016
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is the cemetery of the British soldiers dies in the 2nd world war. It is very well maintained so far. You can see the names and some description of the soldiers in each of the tombs. Since this is a cemetery pay some respect...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ishankah
Reviewed 11 September 2019

Went here to pay respects to people killed in world war 2 met a fascinating man told us all about the history of the place and how it was his dads job before his and passed down to him how his dad and princess Anne...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Tracy S
Reviewed 6 September 2019

As part of a tour called at War Cemetery to pay our respects to all the brave Men and Women who gave the ultimate sacrifice during World War two. I would urge anyone visiting Trincomalee to call here out of respect.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank MandM5960
Reviewed 3 September 2019 via mobile

There are 13 different nationatities buried in this place. Young people who died during WWII and who's now resting in peace there. Not impressive as a monument but at least poignant to see tombs so far away from people's home land.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 17 August 2019 via mobile

This site was a bit of a surprise, contains headstones for allied servicemen and servicewomen from several countries as well as merchant seaman. The staff on site do a great job of keeping the place to a high standard and the flowering frangipany frame the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Oz_Freebs
Reviewed 10 August 2019 via mobile

The cemetery is very well kept and beautiful. We wandered around and red the engravings on the grave stones. It’s a nice place for a quick stop.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank SatuJonna
Reviewed 2 May 2019

This war cemetery has been kept very neat and tidy. A suitable tribute to those war casualties buried there

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 301lisa33
Reviewed 11 April 2019 via mobile

Both of us were greatly moved. So many young men of about 20 dying so far from home. It's beautifully maintained by a caretaker who's been there 30 years and his father before him.

Date of experience: April 2019
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PhilipO499
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Response from GrandDedale | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it does still exist and we visited it in June
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Response from hokimau7 | Reviewed this property |
Its not meant to be? And there are Sri Lankan, Indian, Italian, New Zealand, All the allied forces who fought to save the world from being taken over by Japan.
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