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Trincomalee War Cemetery, Trincomalee

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Cemetery Tourist Spot
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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  • It was a imponeende experience to see this War Cemetery. My husband and I read many of the war heroes names, they were very young people, young as love maing friends. There were 1-2 Danish name also, and of course from all over the world. We met caretaker and he was very affable person. He takes care of the cemetery and miners with other 1-2 person. He took us to the Office and shown more information, also give us guest book to sign.
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  • Beautiful and well kept cemetery. With many nationalities. Just go here if you look there passes by or near. Are also Dutchmen.
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  • A beautiful and peaceful place. Extremely well looked after. Easy to locate and visit. Sad but important.  more »
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  • One of the best commonwealth War cemeteries in Sri Lanka
  • Second world war heroes lay down peacefully.
  • very calm place
  • Memorable place
  • 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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