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16 Attractions to Explore Near Fort Frederick

Fort Frederick
Fort FrederickTrincomalee, Sri Lanka

Fort Fredrick is located in Trincomalee, Eastern Province, Sri Lanka and built by the Portuguese in 1624 on Swami Rock-Konamamalai near Koneswaram temple. The Fort named Triquillimale was dismantled and rebuilt by the Dutch in 1665 and renamed as Fort Fredrick.

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Thirukkoneswaram Kovil
Thirukkoneswaram Kovil0.64 KMs away from Fort Frederick

The Hindu temple complex from medieval time in Trincomalee, a Hindu religious pilgrimage destination in Eastern Province, Sri Lanka. The Earliest records say it was constructed back in 6th century BC. However, it underwent restorations, and the last one was in the 1950s due to the destruction from colonial religious attacks between 1622 and 1624.

Trincomalee War Cemetery
Trincomalee War Cemetery5.34 KMs away from Fort Frederick

A British military graveyard in Trincomalee for British Empire soldiers from World War II. The place is located on Trincomalee–Nilaveli Road, around 6 km north Trincomalee. It is one of six Commonwealth war graveyards in Sri Lanka and managed by the Ministry of Defense in Sri Lankan on behalf of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Marble Beach
Marble Beach8.18 KMs away from Fort Frederick

Marble Beach or Marble Bay Beach, is a beautiful golden beach located in the north of Sri Lanka at the Marble Bay within the Trincomalee’s natural harbor area. It is best to go on weekdays to avoid crowdedness. When the day is bright and the sea is calm, you can see the surface shining like marble and that’s how the name was derived.

Nilaveli Beach
Nilaveli Beach14.79 KMs away from Fort Frederick

It is a 16 kilometers long beach North of Trincomalee. Across the beach, about 2 km toward the ocean you will find the famous pigeon island.

Pigeon Island
Pigeon Island16.68 KMs away from Fort Frederick

Pigeon Island National Park lies 1 km off the coast of Nilaveli in Eastern Province, containing a total area of 471.429 hectares. The island's name came from the rock pigeon which colonized it. The park includes some of the best remaining coral reefs of Sri Lanka. This place in the 17th century used as a shooting range during the colonial era. Pigeon Island was one of the several protected areas affected by the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004.

Somawathi Raja Maha Viharaya
Somawathi Raja Maha Viharaya51.40 KMs away from Fort Frederick

It is a Buddhist Stupa located in the old city of Polonnaruwa and situated in the Somawathiya National Park on the Mahaweli River's left edge. It is believed to built to enshrine the right canine relic of the tooth of the Buddha. It is named after Princess Somawathi, the sister of King Kavantissa, and the wife of regional ruler Prince Abhaya.

Hurulu Forest Reserve
Hurulu Forest Reserve59.52 KMs away from Fort Frederick

Hurulu Forest Reserve of Sri Lanka designated in January 1977 as a biosphere reserve. The forest reserve is an essential habitat of the Sri Lankan elephant. Hurulu forest reserve represents Sri Lanka dry-zone dry evergreen forests. Carved out at the Hurulu Forest Reserve edge is the Hurulu Eco Park, which offers jeep safaris.

Kaudulla National Park
Kaudulla National Park63.71 KMs away from Fort Frederick

It is a national park located 197 km away from Colombo city. In April 2002, it was designated as a national park to become the 15th such in the country. Historically it was one of the 16 irrigation tanks built by King Mahasen and was reconstructed in 1959, now attracting and supporting a variety of plant and animal life, including large mammals, fish and reptiles.

Gal Vihara (Rock Temple)
Gal Vihara (Rock Temple)72.85 KMs away from Fort Frederick

It is also known as Gal Viharaya and formerly as the Uttararama.It is a rock temple of the Buddha located in North Central Province, Sri Lanka and was created in the 12th century by Parakramabahu I, the king of the old Kingdom of Polonnaruwa. The temple's central feature is four rock relief statues of the Buddha, which are carved into the face of a granite rock.

Rankoth Vehera
Rankoth Vehera73.72 KMs away from Fort Frederick

It is a hemispherical structure located in the old city of Polonnaruwa. Nissanka Malla of Polonnaruwa built the stupa who used to be the country ruler from 1187 to 1196. The currently used name Rankoth Vehera means in English Gold Pinnacled.

Nissankalata Mandapa
Nissankalata Mandapa74.92 KMs away from Fort Frederick

Nissanka Latha Mandapaya is a unique structure in the old city of Polonnaruwa in North Central Province, Sri Lanka. Built by King Nissanka Malla and named after him, it is located near the western entrance of the Dalada Maluva, the area that has the oldest and the holiest monuments in the city.

Polonnaruwa Vatadage
Polonnaruwa Vatadage74.93 KMs away from Fort Frederick

It is an old site belonging back to the Kingdom of Polonnaruwa in Sri Lanka. It believed to be built either through the reign of "Parakramabahu I", to hold the Relic of the tooth of the Buddha, or while the reign of Nissanka Malla of Polonnaruwa to hold the alms bowl used by the Buddha.

Pasikuda Beach
Pasikuda Beach80.03 KMs away from Fort Frederick

Pasikuda means the green algae bay and is located in the Eastern seaside of Sri Lanka around 35 kilometers from Batticaloa. The beach comes with turquoise blue waters, along with many activities such as kite surfing, boogie boarding to surfing and sailing across in a canoe. It has Coconut palms and Borassus adorn the shores. Sunscreen and a beach brimmed hat are recommended along with lots of liquid, to be hydrated.

Abhayagiri Dagaba
Abhayagiri Dagaba96.04 KMs away from Fort Frederick

Abhayagiri Vihāra was a primary religious site in Mahayana, Theravada and Vajrayana Buddhism located in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka and it is one of the most extensive ruins in the world. It is one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage cities in the country.

Archaeological Museum Anuradhapura
Archaeological Museum Anuradhapura96.88 KMs away from Fort Frederick

It is also known as Puravidu Bhavana, one of the archaeological museums in North Central Province. The museum was established in 1947 under the prime effort of Dr. Senarath Paranavithana. It is one of the oldest museums.

Wasgamuwa National Park
Wasgamuwa National Park98.26 KMs away from Fort Frederick

It is a natural park in Sri Lanka located 225 km away from Colombo in Matale and Polonnaruwa. It is also one of the protected areas where you can see Sri Lankan Elephants in large crowds. It is also one of the important birds areas in the country.