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Kanniya Hot Springs, Trincomalee

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#4 of 7 in Nature in Eastern Province
Hot Spring Nature / Park
Experience everyday local tradition and take a bath in the holy waters of Kanniya Hot Springs. The earliest references to this site date back to the Ravana period, over 5,000 years ago. Today, locals who wish to benefit from the water's medicinal properties visit the wells. Step onto the tile floor and find seven man-made square-shaped wells, each no more than waist-deep. Grab a bucket, scoop out some water (sourced from natural springs below), and take a bath the local way. Notice that each of the wells varies slightly in temperature. Arrange to visit Kanniya Hot Springs and other attractions in Trincomalee using our Trincomalee travel itinerary maker.
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  • I have heard about this Hot Springs since when I was a kid, but almost did not believe before I looked at my own eyes this time. It was correct, the water inside the Springs are hot! I can not simply thinking about how it can be? But it is! Without trvlt can we recommend to visit the when is in Trincomale.
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  • Hot Springs pools, to enjoy them there to pick up the water with buckets and throw him over. ... tiny place, without big ornaments... interesting thing is that it is a place for locals... locals are purified with water, some up to use SOAP to wash. A point to mingle with the Sinhalese
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  • This is a very nice place and encourage all who comes to trick should go. Can walk from the last parked location. Keep some cash with you. They charge money for tickets for the entrance. This has 7 we...  more »

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Close to the restaurants and cultural sites in the center of town, the district surrounding the main train station of Trincomalee provides a number of guesthouses and a few simple hotels. Look along the coast for a far greater amount of choice, with Trinco Beach to the south offering a nice mix of urban entertainment and beachside relaxation. To the north of Trincomalee, the beach towns of Uppuveli and Nilaveli boast particularly high concentrations of hotels and guesthouses, all close to the beach, restaurants, and other amenities.
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