Here are the top 9 tourist attractions to see in Trincomalee:

1. Fort Frederick, Trincomalee

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In the coastal town of Trincomalee is the beautiful Fort Frederick which was built in the 17th century by the Portuguese and was later fully completed by the year 1624. The Fort has an exciting appeal to it as it was built on the Swami Rock-Konamamala which was formed by the debris and remains of the famous Hindu Koneswaram temple, which was also known as a temple of a thousand pillars.

2. Thirukonamalai Konesar Temple (Koneswaram Temple), Trincomalee

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The Koneswaram temple is one of the main highlights of the east coast of Sri Lanka in Trincomalee. The temple is located high above the bay, and you can view the breathtaking and awe-inspiring scenery on all sides. The site is a religious pilgrimage for the Hindus and is also known as the Kailasa of the South. The Koneswaram temple is one of the five “Pancha Ishwarams” (abodes of Shiva) which has been built to worship Lord Shiva- the supreme God of Hinduism.

3. Pathirakali Amman Temple

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Pathirakali Amman Temple is a Hindu temple of the goddess Kali who is believed to be an incarnation of goddess Kali Amman located in Trincomalee which is in the eastern province of Sri Lanka. The temple is built in the classical Dravidian style of architecture which is similar to the temple styles found in South India. The temple has a beautiful design and interior along with beautiful sculptures which are nothing short of excellence. Along with temple design, there is also an appropriate description and plenty of stories which have been visualized in the statues.

4. Kanniya Hot Springs

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The Kanniya Hot Springs is on the east coast of Sri Lanka in Trincomalee and includes a series of seven square shaped wells each with a depth of about four feet. The temperature of the water at these hot springs varies between wells, but the average temperature is warm to hot. These hot springs are an example of nature in its purest form where the water from the well is believed to have healing properties. The water in each of the wells is not very deep, and one can see the bottom of the well. The depth of the well is such that the water will run out by drawing 10-15 buckets from it.

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5. Swami Rock

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Nicknamed Lovers’ Leap, Swami Rock is in the port town of Trincomalee. It is best known for the Koneswaram Kovil, a famous Hindu temple of the country that is perched atop it. The Portuguese initially destroyed the temple in the 17th century and rebuilt three centuries later. It is most world renowned for spotting blue whales.

6. Marble Beach

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Marble beach is one of the most amazing beach on the Sri Lankan east coast. This white sand beach is said to be one of the cleanest beaches, which is also a great place for solo travel. With an array of activities, the beach also offers a line of open restaurants. With a small island nestled here, the beach is also frequented by endemic bird and mammal species of birds and mammals. The beach also has a parking space.

7. Uppuveli Beach

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Located in Trincomalee District, Uppuveli Beach is a famous tourist spot. The beach also has various local food options, especially seafood. Ever since the beach witnessed the 2004 Tsunami tragedy it has had declining tourism. Nonetheless, today, these crystal waters offer many activities such as water skiing and wakeboarding.

8. Arisimale Beach

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Located just a bit outside of Trincomalee, Arisimale Beach is one of the most visited beaches in the locality. Surrounded in greenery and mountains, although small, the beach is a beautiful getaway. A great place to view sunsets, the beach offers an array of food and drink options. Holding a navy camp closeby, the place also has a parking space nearby.

9. Trincomalee Beach

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Trincomalee beach is one of the most beautiful Sri Lankan beaches. Located in the Trincomalee town, the beach is known for its beauty, hygiene and clean waters. With multiple food and drink options, Trincomalee beach is a great place to witness fishermen at work. You could also indulge in boat riding.