Top Historical Places in Trincomalee

Are you looking to explore the history of Trincomalee through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Trincomalee including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Trincomalee. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Trincomalee ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Trincomalee, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Trincomalee for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Trincomalee with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. Trincomalee War Cemetery

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    Trincomalee War Cemetery


    Being the resting place of the British soldiers who died during the second World War, Trincomalee War Cemetery’s historical significance is why tourists come to visit the place. The place is also the final resting place of a few non-war Merchant Navy officers along with a few civilians. The well maintained cemetery with uniform tombstones dedicated to each soldier, is one of the six Commo...Read more
  2. Fort Frederick

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    Fort Frederick

    Historical Site, Fort

    Dating back to the first quarter of the 17th century, the Fort Frederick was built by Portuguese on the site of the Hindu temple destroyed during the invasion. In the 18th century, the fort was captured by the French and later by the British in 1795 till 1948. Visit the fort to see the gorgeous Back bay and the Bay of Bengal and the well maintained fortification walls. The Koneswaram Temple (de...Read more
  3. Seruvila Mangala Raja Maha Viharaya

    Temple, Historical Site

    The Seruwila Mangala Raja Maha Vihara is an ancient Buddhist Temple that dates back to the 2nd century BC during the reign of King Kavantissa. The temple holds the relics of Lord Buddha (sacred forehead bone). Today, the Stupa with the relics, is one of the most interesting tourist attractions in Trincomalee and is loved for its tranquility and peace. Don’t forget to take some time to rea...Read more