Trincomalee War Cemetery, Trincomalee

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#2 of 7 in Historic Sites in Eastern Province
A peaceful, well-kept oasis of silence on the road between Upaveli and Nilaveli, Trincomalee War Cemetery preserves memories of British soldiers and auxiliary staff who perished during World War II. This serene, meticulously maintained location has graves of Christians, Muslims, Hindus, and Buddhists alike, all of whom died during the last days of the war. An excellent gardener with a family tradition, the caretaker here has a wealth of information, and ensures every grave has a different flowering shrub. As you stroll the grounds, keep an eye out for occasional wildlife such as lizards and monkeys. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Trincomalee War Cemetery by using our Trincomalee vacation planner.
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  • August 14, 2017
    This place remembers the british and local sodiers who defended the island against the japanese attackes. Well maintained, and a place to ponder  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    Very well kept cemetery, it was very moving walking around and understand the sacrifice of so many of different nationalities, religions and all ages. The staff here have done a wonderful job and cred...  more »
  • August 4, 2017
    Courteous attendants and a mindful place to visit. Only small but well looked after. Easy walk from Uppuveli.  more »
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  • April 24, 2017
    One of the best commonwealth War cemeteries in Sri Lanka
  • June 9, 2017
    Second world war heroes lay down peacefully.
  • February 23, 2017
    very calm place
  • January 30, 2017
    Memorable place
  • December 11, 2016
    Well maintained

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Where to stay in Trincomalee

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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