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Address: Custom House Road, Negombo 22100, Sri Lanka

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Walk the canal

We stumbled on this one whilst admiring the water front. A cute little canal allowing a quiet walk in a busy area.

Reviewed 2 days ago
Heather T
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stumbled on this one whilst admiring the water front. A cute little canal allowing a quiet walk in a busy area.

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Thank Heather T
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for a 2 hour canal and river tour on the Duch Canal. Could easily have spend a few hours more. Recomendable.

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Thank Jan K
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We started our 2 hour tour by small boat, the driver was very knowledgeable and English speaking. We went down the Dutch canal and saw local fishing housing and locals going about their daily lives. We then went out to the Negombo Lagoon where we saw monkeys, fish, birds, water ministers and dogs fishing (yes for fish) Cost AUD$20 per... More 

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Thank Natalie V
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely stinks If you want to see a canal loads in the UK Don't waste the effort going it's a dump

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Thank Mark R
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The canal system was started by the Poruguese, improved by the Dutch and made in more or less the present style by a British Colonel who fiddled the books on the way. Recently extensively cleared of what might have been a form of Nile Lotus, fish abound, and the wild life at dawn MUST BE SEEN BY EVERYONE>

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Thank Michael R
Szeged, Hungary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Basically it was a commercial waterway, with great historical value. Now it is nothing more than a dirty canal. If more respect would be given, it would be the one of most romantic places in Negombo.

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Thank Laszlo T
Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Light relief from the heat of the day being out on the water with a breeze , away from the busy dirty streets of Negombo .

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

No a tourist attraction that you need to see, a drive past is good enough. Not pretty and very unclean

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Bispham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Long way in a tuk tuk but well worth it the birds and fish out standing we went into the marsh land seen two monitor lizards 1 about 5 ft the other 3 ft they grow to about 9 ft seen flying fish the locals swimming in the water fisher men putting there net out cost us about £30 well... More 

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Castel Goffredo, Italy
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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

The authority should think about maintaining this canal in a suitable way. It could be a superb tourist attraction, Sorry to say-you guys need to grow up & focus on where it's needed. Don't take this as a complain, take this as a constructive feedback. Thanks :(

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