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Top attractions in Eastern Province

Nilaveli Beach , Nilaveli
Try your hand at dolphin-watching and relax on the white sand of Nilaveli Beach, where you can go swimming, surfing, snorkeling, and diving.
Tours from $59
National Park
Pigeon Island National Park features white sands, coral reefs, and plenty of rocky outcroppings. Pay a visit to the protected area, one of on
Tours from $6
Koneswaram Temple , Trincomalee
Sometimes called the temple of 1,000 pillars, the medieval Huindu temple of Koneswaram Temple, dedicated to Shiva, sits on a rocky cape. Alth
Tours from $113
Trincomalee War Cemetery , Trincomalee
A peaceful, well-kept oasis of silence on the road between Upaveli and Nilaveli, Trincomalee War Cemetery preserves memories of British soldi
Tours from $218
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Eastern Province

Beaches · National Parks · Sacred & Religious Sites
With a long coastline facing the Bay of Bengal and a rich cultural heritage, vacations in the Eastern Province offer surfing, tranquil beaches, colorful Hindu temples, and ruins of Buddhist shrines. Tourism in the Eastern Province remains relatively uncommercialized, focusing on seaside activities and colonial heritage. Visit its fine natural harbor overlooked by a Danish fort, or explore the interior. A mixture of Hindu, Muslim, and Buddhist traditions make the Eastern Province an interesting ethnic patchwork abundant in local traditions. Use our world travel planner: Eastern Province and all its delights await.

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