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. Although destroyed and rebuilt throughout its history, this 17th-century structure still stands as an example of classic Dravidian architecture. Numerous hymns and pieces of literature mention the temple for both its traditions and its large quantities of gold, pearls, jewels, and silk. Today, you can observe artifacts saved from the ruins that now feature in the current temple, which was rebuilt in 1963. Be sure to admire the sights, including a sweeping view of the sea. If you arrive early, you can catch a fantastic view of the sunrise. Use our Trincomalee online road trip planner to visit Koneswaram Temple on your trip to Trincomalee, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Visiting the Siva Ishwarams (Pancha Ishwarams) in Sri Lanka. The reunion with relatives in Jaffna took us to four of the Siva Temples in Sri Lanka during the first seven days of our Sri Lanka Odyssey....  more »
  • Koneswaram Temple is situated on top of a mountain inside Fort Frederick. The mountain is surrounded by sea and it has a breath taking view from the top. The Kovil is visited by many both local and fo...  more »
  • Location of the impressive temple with views over the sea. Inside scenes about the work of Shiva are represented in many colorful pictures
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  • Nice Big Kovil. Sea view was amazing from there. Inside was nice. Bit crowded. Nice if you can visit the place in the evening or early morning.
  • Peaceful place with lot of amazing views Elevated view or whole town beaches fishing. Can go closer and touch animals (monkeys and deers). This God having wonderful Grace.
  • Beautiful place to visit. Very peaceful nature in here. Can have a nice view. This is a ancient Hindus temple. But all people are welcome.
  • A religious place respected by Hindu's and other people in general. Located in a beautiful place on top of the rock near sea
  • Its ancient sacred place. If someone dont have children you must visit here. Its belief
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