"The world's largest natural harbour" Trincomalee by ardelean
Trincomalee Travel Guide: 23 reviews and 54 photos
Trincomalee has been here a long time, but English traders discovered in 1666 for the first time. They became the forced guests of the local ruler and remained for 16 years before escaping. Since then, it has been owned by the French, Dutch, Portugese and again by the British until independence in 1947.
During the past twenty years, the area has suffered badly, and then there was the tsunami just as hope of growth and properity was being nurtured again. Reconstruction has progressed well and there are many hotels and guests houses available for tourists. There is nothing finer than sitting in the shade with a gentle breeze, sipping black tea and sorting out the world's problems.
There is lots of it. Sri Lanka is one of the few places where wild elephants still roam.
Many of the roads were washed away by the tsunami. Some have disappeared all together. The effect on rebirth and growth has been disastrous.
Light and airy with a gentle sea breeze. Right on the beach, which sloped very gently. It took ages to get into deep... more travel advice
There are internet cafes in the town, if the hotel or guest house does not have one. more travel advice
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