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Jaffna


When you see in Sri Lanka in your bird eye view, you will see northern peninsular .that was great port since in ancient time. It was “Dambakola patuna” this is where Sangamiththa theroniya landed while bringing the Bo saplings used at Sri Maha Bodiya. There is a temple and a statue of Sangamiththa theroniya. After 17 century Ad it was colonial location. Jaffna is a fantastic hideaway and it shrines of its colourful sandy beach. That will indulge to your majestic holiday. See the effects of war and improvements in the life of people after the war. This is an excellent opportunity to see the Northern Sri Lanka.

When you are travelling to Jaffna peninsula you can adjoin with. . The Dutch Fort that still dominates the Jaffna skyline is spread over an area of 22 hectares within the city limits. The star shaped Jaffna Fort built in 1680 by the Dutch is considered as the best example of Dutch fortifications in Asia.

The Jaffna library was one of the best in Asia before it was burnt down. Now most of it is restored and part of it is open for public viewing. It is one of the monumental buildings in Jaffna and very close to the town.

In Delft Island (Neduntivu islet) 35kms from the city is the Delft Fort built by the Portuguese. Behind the Fort is a beautiful beach with exquisite shells. A ferry service connects the largest island in the Palk straits with the mainland.

The architecture of the Kandaswamy Kovil in the Nallur quarter of the city has been built in the South Indian Dravidian style. The shrine which stood on the site before its destruction by the Portuguese dates back to the 10th century.

At Kantarodai, there are about 100 miniature stupas crowded in to an area of about one hectare. The diameter of the largest stupa is approximately 4 meters. These are believed to be 2000 years old.

Nagadeepa is a small island an hour’s journey by boat from the city. The Buddhist temple recently restored is a temple revered by Buddhists of Sri Lanka who believe that it was visited by the Buddha.


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