Fort Frederick, Trincomalee

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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. To visit Fort Frederick on your trip to Trincomalee, use our Trincomalee tour itinerary maker app .
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  • Despite the stalls which are along the way to reach the temple. Traders are not burdensome, nothing to worry about. In high, beautiful view of the sea. Trees with small beds attached to the branches for women who want a child (small beds are sold inside the temple for less than a euro). Very beautiful view and quiet. Deer are free in the fort and they are very beautiful
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  • A pleasant place for a walk in the heat. A lot of deer, large and small, amazingly, they live some their lives against the backdrop of the current military parts lie in the tenechke families ... Stepped sweep Platz in the morning and there's no snow, and not a bunch of leaves and deer! Gorgeous trees, just immense strangler, sometimes so huge that their branches allowed roots and formed such a mega-tree, I love these big trees, they all survived, and I only saw a few hours of their lives ... Admission is free, everyone is allowed. You can take a tuk-tuk ride straight to the gate of the Fort, and you can walk to the train, the bus station or from the center of Trincomalee. You can climb to the temple (storage of slippers 25 rupiah)-requires long clothes and closed shoulders, if you want to go inside. Along the way there are several places where you can buy water, toilet, paid on the road in front of the temple lot stalls with sweets and souvenir production.
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  • It's beautiful to see a second world war cemetery in trincomalee is looking very beautiful and they are doing good job  more »
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  • Historical place. Only entrance to koneshwaram hindu temple.
  • Hmm very historical
  • Nice fort entrance.
  • Amazing place!
  • Good
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