A port city on Sri Lanka's eatern coast, Trincomalee is a place rich in history as a sea port that over the years has played a major role in the maritime and international trading history of the country. The famous Bay of Trincomalee's harbour is word-renowned for its huge size and security, unlike anyother in the Indian Sea, it is accessible in all types of weathers, whatever the vessel. Trincomalee is one of the most beautiful natural harbours in the world. History lovers will love the magic that encircles this legendary port city, which also has the largest Dutch Fort in Sri Lanka. Beaches at Trincomalee are popular for surfing, scuba diving and fishing and whale watching.
Tourists will find plenty of sightseeing to do at Trincomalee with diverse historical and religious sites of importance to explore. Most of the Tamils and Sinhalese believe that this place is sacred to them and they are the indigenous people of the area. Hindu and Buddhist sites to visit include The Konesvaram temple (also know as the Temple of a Thousand Colums) and the famous Seruwila Temple (dating back to 2nd century B.C), the Sri Gajaba Cave Temple, the Tiriyay Temple and the Welgam Temple. Other site to visit is the 7 Hot Springs of Kanniya, where the water is warm and the temperature of each spring is slightly different.
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