Sri Lanka Eastern Province


Historical port city in Sri Lanka's northeast, renowned for its natural harbor, diverse cultures, and beautiful beaches.

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On the far eastern shoreline of Sri Lanka, the port town of Trincomalee hugs the same deep-water harbor that made it a powerful trading port even as early as 400 BC. Watch out for the lines of kaleidoscopic fishing boats and trading vessels that speckle the beach and the quaysides; a testimony to just how important the ocean is in these parts. Another historic POI waits at Fort Fredrick, where the Dutch once encamped.

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Trincomalee Articles

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