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Trincomalee, Sri Lanka

Trincomalee is a port city in Eastern Province, Sri Lanka and lies on the east coast of the island, about 113 miles south of Jaffna. The city is home to the famous ancient Koneswaram temple and has been a sea port that has played a major role in the maritime and international trading history of Sri Lanka.

Fort Fredrick is an old Dutch fort located on a peninsula North East of the town center. It still has a strong military presence from the war but is quite friendly and a nice place to explore. There is a nice Hindu temple atop the cliff at the end of the peninsula with spectacular views. Uppuveli beach is about 6km north of the town and is a wonderful nearly pristine beach. Slightly farther north the same could be said about Nilaveli.

Things to See & Do

* Fort Frederick
* Uppuveli beach
* Koṇēsvaram temple
* Pigeon Island
* Marble Beach

General Information

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Sri Lankan Rupee (LKR)
Language – Sinhala, Tamil
Population – 103,000 approx
Land Area – 7.5 km² approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style or with a round pin below
Time – GMT plus five and a half hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 94

Travel Links – The city is also served by Sri Lanka Railways. Trincomalee Railway Station is the terminus of Trincomalee-bound rail services, the majority of which originate from Colombo Fort. The station lies close to the northern coast and beaches of the city.

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