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« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2010, 04:58:12 pm »

i have Plan visit trinco Nest Month,
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With the end of the 30 year long civil war, Trincomalee is becoming a major tourist destination. Here are some of the interesting places to visit.

Located within the Trincomalee Fort, Koneswaram Hindu kovil is also known as the temple of thousand pillars. The primary deity worshipped here is Lord Shiva in the form of Konesar.

During the conflicts between the Portuguese and Dutch, the original kovil which is over 2000 years was destroyed.

To house some of the destroyed statues, Hindus built another monument in the vicinity during the British period, which is worshiped to date

. In July 1950, while a workforce was digging a public well some of the original ruins and statues were excavated. They were installed in the rebuilt structure which is designed according to the classical Hindu Dravidian architecture.

Loverís Leap

This famous spot in Trinco is found in the vicinity of the Koneswaram Kovil. The legendary story about Loverís Leap, revolves around the love story of a British lady by the name of Marina who jumped off this rock which has a 350 feet drop, after she lost her lover.

The British captain whom Marina fell in love with was recalled to the UK. Soon after he left the country in a ship from the Trincomalee harbour, unable to cope up with the grief, Marina took her life by jumping off this rock.

Located along the Trinco - Nilaveli Road, the Trincomalee War Cemetery is built in honour of the soldiers who died during the period of World War II.

Trinco sea port was formerly a naval base and during the war it came under attack by the Japanese.

Following the incident, a British war ship in the harbour got destroyed killing 368 soldiers and injuring many.

It is believed that the bodies of those who died and some of the corpses which could not be taken back to Britain were buried here.

In addition the cemetery has the graves of Lankan soldiers who died during the phase of the World War II.

Hot Wells

Hot Springs of Kanniya located four kilometres from Trincomalee has a history that spans over 1000 years.

What is remarkable about this location is the fact that it consists of seven hot wells which has water of varying temperature. It is therefore a major attraction among tourists and locals.

Koneshwaran Kovil

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