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Fort Frederick, Trincomalee

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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The walls of Fort Frederick protect two temples and offer excellent views of the coastline. Initially constructed by the Portuguese, and later rebuilt by the Dutch, the fort offers sights of miscellaneous artillery, a Gokana temple, and a rebuilt Koneswaram temple, as well as some spotted deer roaming the military camp. On your way from Gokana temple to Kneswaram temple, admire the Georgian-style mansion of Wellesley Lodge, which dates back to the 1700s. You can’t enter the mansion, but the exterior makes it worth a visit. As the Sri Lankan army uses the fortress as a military camp, ask before you take any photos of military personnel or buildings. Finally, climb up Swami Rock for some great views. Use our Trincomalee travel itinerary planner to add Fort Frederick and other attractions to your Trincomalee vacation plans.
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  • If you're in Trincomalee, then you have to do this. But don't expect museums, guides or anything fancy. You just walk through the grounds through to Shiva's Temple. After you finish here, go to the be...  read more »
  • Forte 2 attractions: a small Buddhist temple with statues of Buddha-the place where the locals understandably do not go and big Hindu shrine Koneswaram, where we saw a crowd of schoolchildren accompanied by educators and local residents. In the Forte is nothing interesting there except the huge Banyan trees-definitely worth a look.
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  • We arrived with a tuk tuk from our hotel in a few minutes to see Bambi!!! A fantastic experience! Instead as Dutch Fort I would say not very pleasant to visit.
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  • One of the major Tourist Attractions in Trincomalee. Built by Portuguese and one of the best place to study the Architecture of those days.Can reach with out much hassle. Close to the main City. Maintained by the Sri Lanka Army. Can see deer roaming around freely. Not harmful. Can reach to the Koneswaram Kovil as well.
  • A Portuguese era building which reflect their architectural style. Some old canons are still stand outside of the fort which give us a hint about their defensive strategy too. The entrance of the fort is really awesome to wall through it..!
  • Also, it known as Trincomalee Fort / Fort of Triquillimale.
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  • Nice little entrance. Some impressive trees inside.
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