Muthurajawela Marsh

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  • Address: Negombo, Sri Lanka
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Leisure, Family And Kids, Boating

Muthurajawela Marsh - Review

This is one spot where the 2004 tsunami beckons. Literally translating to Supreme Field of Pearls, this Negombo attraction is a wetland perched southerly on the city’s lagoon. A creation of the Portuguese, this canal was previously the ground of a very rich lands reaping rice. Today, the marsh and wetlands are home to some beautiful species of birds including kingfishers, herons, cormorants and many more. There are guided boat rides available here, for further information. The place has a very relaxing vibe. 

Muthurajawela Marsh Information

  • There are some crocodiles too. 

How To reach Muthurajawela Marsh by Public Transport

  • Tuktuk or on foot 

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  • Muthurajawela Marsh Address: Negombo, Sri Lanka
  • Muthurajawela Marsh Timing: 24-hrs
  • Muthurajawela Marsh Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Muthurajawela Marsh(preferred time): 07:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Muthurajawela Marsh: 02:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Muthurajawela Marsh

  • 95% of people who visit Negombo include Muthurajawela Marsh in their plan

  • 47.65% of people start their Muthurajawela Marsh visit around 4 PM - 5 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Muthurajawela Marsh

Thursday, Friday and Saturday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Muthurajawela Marsh

People normally club together St. Lucia's Cathedral and St. Mary's Church while planning their visit to Muthurajawela Marsh.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Muthurajawela Marsh, Negombo Reviews

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  • Visitors are confined only to the boat and not possible to get out to explore the area. Only few birds depending on your luck can be viewed. Please don't go with high expectations after reading the website. If you come across more than 5 species you are lucky. More than 10 species you are very lucky. but don't expect more than that.

  • Can go in the main road, but if you are going in a bicycle there is a pretty much fun route to get there.. friendly and kind staff, offered us tea. 1600 to get a boat, guide and the boatsman was really patient a knowledgeable.. highly recommended for school students to learn about wetlands.

  • Starting point for a relaxed boat ride along the canal and in lagoon. If you are lucky can spot a crocodile. Boats have a cover against the sun. Unfortunately as it is a highly populated area, there tends to be some garbage floating along the shore.

  • Muthurajawela wetlands Muthurajawela is a marsh in Sri Lanka in the southern region of the Negombo lagoon, 30 km (19 mi) north of Colombo. The Muthurajawela Marshes are 3,068 ha (7,580 acres) in area and the country's largest saline coastal peat bog.[1] The marsh is notable for its unique and highly diverse ecosystem and is listed as one of 12 priority wetlands in Sri Lanka. "Muthurajawela" translates to "Swamp of Royal Treasure".

  • Place is good. When we go there we couldnt get a boat.

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