Kanniya Hot Springs, Trincomalee

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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. Kanniya Hot Springs is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Trincomalee Edition.
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  • We passed through the famous Trincomalee natural deep water harbor ranked as the second best natural harbor in the world on our way to the Kanniya Hot Spring which is about 6 kilometers from the city ...  more »
  • A several hot wells with diferentes temperature of how water! A kind of hot springs but with a bucker ;) u cannot go on Bikini since its a sacred place .  more »
  • There were seven wells with different temperature levels. You can bath from here with a proper dress. There is a beliveness happyness and wealth reach after bath from here.  more »

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