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WHAT A LOCATION?!

In terms of location,this temple is no1. Located at the top of a rockhill overlooking the Indian... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
evamandy
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Experince the religion and culture

This is a famous kovil/ temple among Sri Lankans - specially among the Tamil people. Good place for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Anush N
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is an ancient Hindu Kovil which located on top of a mountant , Great views from the top , really amazing level we can see the Indian Ocean here .also we have seen few peacocks were roaming here & there, It's of great religious...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

In terms of location,this temple is no1. Located at the top of a rockhill overlooking the Indian Ocean,i think no other temple can match its beauty. Its a very colourful temple with so much history and a lot of detailing. My only regret is was...More

Thank evamandy
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a famous kovil/ temple among Sri Lankans - specially among the Tamil people. Good place for foreigners to experience the culture and religion of people in this area. Better to go in the morning - since the weather is usually hot. If you...More

Thank Anush N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This Temple is a medieval temple dedicated to the lord Shiva. 17th century inscriptions state that the temple has been around even in 1580 BC. The temple is located on top of a rock (Konesar Malaio Swami Rock) overlooking the Indian Ocean. Also the beautiful...More

Thank Chathra V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great views from the top and a bunch of deer and peacocks were roaming about freely. It's of great religious importance to Hindu folk as well. Located within an army camp and a lot of history to be discovered here.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After seeing a few Buddhist temples this was our first Hindu temple. The drawings and statues inside the temple are beautiful and impressive. Unfortunately you’re not allowed to take any pictures inside the temple.

Thank Andrei T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fort prederick is most visiting place for tourists and it is a beautiful place in Trincomalee and many Deers around here can see.

Thank Nilaveli T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an impressive temple worth visiting. The inside was beautiful and there were several areas around it to explore as well. Stunning views of the ocean from the path around the rocks. There are many people selling shells, children's plastic toys and sweets along...More

Thank MsTommasino
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Visited in September 2018 because this place is famous in Trincomalee. There's nothing much attractive except the nice view of the Indian ocean from the top of the cliff/rock on which the temple is situated. Priests/Poosaris were not much friendly - may be they knew...More

Thank Travel814832
Reviewed 14 September 2018

We walked up to Koneswaram Temple from Trinco town. The walk was about 2 km through the fort, and is a beautiful walk. The temple itself is gorgeous, parts are under construction but the parts that are open are so worth it! There is also...More

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Response from Harindu G | Reviewed this property |
As this is located in Sri Lanka, you need a valid passport to enter into the country. Indians can obtain Visa on arrival. You have to travel to Trincomalee. You do not need to carry your passport for entering this place, but... More
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