Marble beach-Trincomalee

Marble beach which has gained its name due to unique color of it, is a very shallow beach in the eastern coast of Sri Lanka. It is less polluted and still less congested with people. Ideal time to visit is the late evening as the sun is too hot towards noon. It is close to the recently constructed Kinniya Bridge. Take the left road just before reaching the Kinniya Bridge. Buy tickets from the Air force check point at the entrance to the beach.

Girihandu Seya-Trincomalee

Girihandu Seya is a worth visiting place when visiting Trincomalee not only because it’s historical value but also due to the natural attractiveness of the location and the architectural importance. It is considered as the first stupa of Sri Lanka. The history of Girihandu seya extends up to time of Lord Buddha. According to the legend Thapassuka Bhalluka (two merchants who offered the first alms giving to lord Buddha) had built this monument to place the hair relic of Lord Buddha.

Travel along the Trincomalee- Nilaweli road about 30km and turn to the left bi-road at the sign board. Part of this road is still under construction and Girihandu Seya is about 15km from this point.

From the base there are 300 steps to reach the stupa. The inscription about the history of the place and a pond naming Lanka Pokuna can be accessed through small paths extend into the little forestry areas.

On the top there is the stupa surrounded by two concentric rounds of pillars and a stone wall.

As it is too hot and difficult to climb in the noon, it is advisable to reach there in the morning.

 

Hot water wells- Kanniya- Trincomalee

 

Kanniya Hot water wells are very popular among those who visit Trincomalee. Situated about 8 km from Trincomalee town on Anuradhapura- Trincomalee road, it is very easy to find as there are sign boards from the Trincomalee town. The area is highly populated as many tourists visit hot water wells these days. Parking facilities are available and there is a small distance to walk.

There are seven hot water wells with different temperatures and people believe the water has some healing power for various illnesses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Melsiripura farm- Kurunegala

Melsiripura farm is used by many as a resting place when travelling along Colombo- Dambulla road. Most people tend to have a glass of milk at the café and are not aware of the farm which lies few meters ahead. After buying tickets you can travel inside the farm by your own vehicle.

Passing the small tank you will enter the farm with grassy fields and cultivated areas in a background of glamorous mountains. The climate inside seems to be incompatible with the hostile climate of Melsiripura area.

Farm has several types of cows and chicken. We can watch the procedures of a farm as milking, feeding and bathing of animals.

             

Common wealth war cemetery-Trincomalee

Trincomalee Common Wealth war cemetery is one of the 6 common wealth war cemeteries in Sri Lanka( Four in Colombo and one in Kandy).During World war11 Sri Lanka was an important naval and air force base due to its strategically significant location in the Indian Ocean. Trincomalee was also a naval station in the north eastern coast.

 The Trincomalee war cemetery contains remains of 362 identified casualties. Take the Nilaweli road from trincomalee town and the cemetery is about 6km from the town on your right side.

Sorabora Wewa

Sorabora Wewa is an unusual construction which reflects the advancement of Sri Lankan Irrigation Engineering technology in ancient times. The extraordinary sluice constructed on a natural rock is only seen in this tank. Also this tank differs from others as it lacks a Biso kotuwa (Valve pit- regulates the out flow of water); which is a main component of a typical tank of Sri Lanka.

It belongs to Mahiyangana Divisional Secretariat and situated about 2km from Mahiyanganaya town on Mahiyanganaya – Bathalayaya road.

Among many stories woven around the construction of this tank, the famous one is that a Giant known as Bulatha is the person who built this tank.

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