"The world's largest natural harbour" Trincomalee by ardelean

Trincomalee Travel Guide: 28 reviews and 57 photos

A gentle breeze

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.

wild life

There is lots of it. Sri Lanka is one of the few places where wild elephants still roam.

Tsunami Damage

Many of the roads were washed away by the tsunami. Some have disappeared all together. The effect on rebirth and growth has been disastrous.

  • Last visit to Trincomalee: Sep 2005
  • Intro Updated Sep 18, 2005
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