Attractions

in Trincomalee

Koneswaram Kovil

Buddhist Site in Trincomalee

Buddha Statue

Hindu Site in Trincomalee

Kandasamy Kovil

This revered temple at the summit of a rocky outcrop is one of Sri Lanka’s pancha ishwaram, five historical Hindu temples dedicated to Shiva and established to protect the island from natural disaster. It houses the…
Fortress in Trincomalee

Fort Frederick

Occupying the neck of a narrow peninsula, Fort Fredrick has been a defensively important site for centuries. A fortress was initially constructed here by the Portuguese in 1623 and later rebuilt by the Dutch. The Br…
in Trincomalee

Dutch Bay

Right in the centre of Trinco is the attractive and picturesque Dutch Bay. Swimming is possible despite sometimes dangerous undertows. However, it’s more a place for ­strolling, and ice-cream sellers cater to the ev…
Church in Trincomalee

St Mary’s Cathedral

Of the city's churches, the 1852 Catholic St Mary’s Cathedral is particularly attractive, with a sky-blue neo-baroque frontage and a tiled, towered rear.
Beach in Trincomalee

Manayaweli Cove

Manayaweli Cove is an appealing curl of fishing beach reached by strolling past Dhoby Tank, where local washers do their laundry.
in Trincomalee

Fish Market

Fishy interest is provided at the raucous daily fish market near the bus station. Early mornings are busiest.
Hindu Site in Trincomalee

Kali Kovil

Kali Kovil has the most impressive, eye-catching gopuram of Trinco’s many Hindu temples.
Hindu Site in Trincomalee

Gokana Temple