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Trincomalee Town, Trincomalee 31000, Sri Lanka
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All reviews koneswaram temple military base an army spotted deer old trees afternoon stroll pleasant hour huge trees dutch architecture entrance gate cute animals sri lanka worth a visit interesting walk nice view of the sea tuk tuk temple visit
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This place is full of historical remains from Dutch era. Koneswaram temple, lovers leap, old gun points during British era, herd of dears roaming around are the attractions you will find inside the fort.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Dayaratne
Reviewed 8 September 2019

The old building are still persevered and many are still in use by Sri Lankan forces. We saw many deers freely living here. The road thru the fort direct to Kooneswaram kovil.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Niranjala T
Reviewed 6 September 2019

Stopped for a short visit, to be honest rather disappointing. Would not return apart from the dear very little of interest.

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

This fort located in the bay of Trincomalee it's alive history of the city. Been sometimes portugese, sometimes dutch, french and british. Nowadays it's part of the Sri Lankan army and you can visit a temple inside. No entrance fee.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank PauSerraBou
Reviewed 19 August 2019 via mobile

There is nothing to see apart from the main foor. The ramparts are forbidden cause it belongs to a military regiment.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank pislasnr
Reviewed 17 August 2019 via mobile

The fort is impressive and the Hindu temple inside just as much so. The architecture is pretty much the same as others across Sri Lanka, but the entrance gate is narrow and gives a sense of presence that I didn’t strike at many others. Location...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Oz_Freebs
Reviewed 13 July 2019 via mobile

If you want some neat pictures of deers they are protected here. The Hindu temple is spectacular with wonderful views of the coast and free! Quite a pleasant hour of colourful sites

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank gretlandpeterw
Reviewed 6 May 2019 via mobile

We enjoyed strolling around this fort one morning. It is also an army base but they were friendly and relaxed. There are lots of deer and monkeys, nice view of the sea and a great Hindu temple. The walk is uphill but not challenging. A...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank efay
Reviewed 2 May 2019

This is a lovely location and an interesting place. This active fort is home for a busy hindu temple. An intriguing combination

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 301lisa33
Reviewed 30 April 2019

Spent a lovely morning wondering amongst the old building watching the deer graze freely and taking in the old charm of the Fort. There is a temple at the top which tends to be a bit crowded with devotees. Keep in mind you need to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Ahmed N
7 September 2015|
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Response from AmilaX | Reviewed this property |
Not actually but its preferred that you visit the place from 8 am to 4pm
joanna A
21 April 2015|
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Response from jimmysnowman | Reviewed this property |
No, entry is free. On the way to the temple, you can leave shoes storage - this fee, but not necessarily.