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Worth the walk

Even though we needed to walk from the northern end of Trinco beach (well we could have hopped in a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Ashton R
Sydney, Australia
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Excellent stroll

A lovely place for an afternoon stroll with the temple an added bonus. The deer wandering without... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2018
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Trincomalee Town, Trincomalee 31000, Sri Lanka
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All reviews koneswaram temple military base an army spotted deer cute animals sri lanka old colonial open to the public worth a visit nice walk temple visit old trees original temple few hours interesting place tuk tuk nice view
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Even though we needed to walk from the northern end of Trinco beach (well we could have hopped in a tuk tuk!) the Fort at the southern end is well worth the effort. The vast old trees lining the road provide glorious shade as you...More

Thank Ashton R
Reviewed 6 days ago

Take 3 tuktuk until the gate then walk little inside it, it it is a military base now i guess.. beautiful temple at the end it, the views of Trincomalee from this place are breath taking, specialty from the juice shops ..

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is most visiting place for tourists and beautiful views from swami rock also giving more attraction by the deer's living around here.

Thank Nilaveli T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Despite the rich history of this fort the information available onsite leaves much to be desired. Good place to walk about. View of the sea is magnificent.

Thank RHM63
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want to get an idea of the the local life, it's worth visiting Fort Frederick and the surrounding area - but I wouldn't go out of my way. There's not much to see. The best part is all the semi-tame deer walking up...More

Thank Jackie B
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Good for visit for the sake of it's history but mainly for the temple at the top and the good views in some places. If it is hot then maybe take a tuk tuk as it is a relatively long though slow climb to the...More

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Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

We went to see the sunset, the view is very nice and you can see very cute Bambi wondering freely. Worth a visit just for the view you can continue to the temples from there.

Thank OffirF2
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

A lovely place for an afternoon stroll with the temple an added bonus. The deer wandering without any hesitation of human interaction. There are some good places to buy usual trinkets and other items. The fort is British in construction and the entrance is amazing...More

Thank inandAbouttown
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

On the top of Fort fredrick there is a beautiful Buddhist temple and you could see a gorgeous view from there!

Thank Chaanii D
Reviewed 22 July 2018

A perfect place for a short afternoon stroll. A lot of deers and mokeys, it's a good way to relax after visiting the temples.

Thank Loredana B
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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.