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Trincomalee War Cemetery, Trincomalee
(4.5/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web)
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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  • This is very close to the Cinnamon Blu hotel and its good to stop over and visit this cemetery. there is a caretaker and he will help you out with any questions you would have about the deceased. The ...  more »
  • I cried... I never cry in graveyards... Learn about Trincomalee before you come here. Get an understanding then come see it for yourself. It's rather small but enough to hit you in the face... the car...  more »
  • Really nice to see now well kept this cemetery is. Definitely worth a visit if you are interested in colonial and military history.