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historical areas in sri lanka

this mosque and sri lanka first mosque also located this area So sri lankas muslims historical... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
laaikahaleem l
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Ancient & sacred masjid

Kechimalai Mosque is located at the end of the port of Beruwala. The mosque is built at the spot... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2018
Mohamed Ricshan A
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this mosque and sri lanka first mosque also located this area So sri lankas muslims historical place

Thank laaikahaleem l
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Kechimalai Mosque is located at the end of the port of Beruwala. The mosque is built at the spot where the ancestors of Sri Lanka’s Muslim community, landed in 1024 AD, and made it their most important & historic settlement in the island. It is...More

Thank Mohamed Ricshan A
Reviewed 4 April 2018

We visited this mosque in the midday sun. Its located on the shores with a nice on the ocean. As soon as we went in, there was someone who started showing us some hand written papers as history of the Mosque. The paper said that...More

Thank parthi_2012
Reviewed 19 February 2018

Was told it fulfills all wishes so payed obeisance at this mosque. The surrounding village & approach were very crowded & dirty. It was a Sunday so maybe there was a Sunday market or something with lots of stalls, shops selling sweets etc. The mosque...More

1  Thank Nel46
Reviewed 31 October 2017

This mosque is located on a small hill overlooking the Beruwala beach and the Beruwala fisheries harbour. It has been built in 1320 presumably by the Arab sailors who visited Sri Lanka frequently in search of spices. Size-wise the mosque is small and the faithful...More

1  Thank Max J
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Very dirty place ; when you arrive there, a man begins to give you (friendly) some informations about the place (very common) and after, he asks you some money ! It is not honest because he does not say at first that the commonnesses which...More

1  Thank André-Albert G
Reviewed 12 February 2017

It is nothing special. But the view over the harbor is awesome. It will be nice pictures you like to show.

Thank 580haraldz
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

If you staying in bentota then it's worthwhile to visit this mosque...oldest in sri lanka. ..lovely views from the top ...

Thank AmBand
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

The first recorded Muslim settlement on the island took place at Beruwela in 1024. The Kechimalai Mosque is one of the oldest mosques in Sri Lanka, it is believed to be the site where the first Arab Muslims landed in Sri Lanka.Well, that was the...More

Thank drjavedrasheed
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Religious place, it's a nice Masjid on a small hill by the sea in Beruwala it can get very crowded during weekends mostly Muslim families visit this place also if you walk down the road it leads you to the edge of a fishing harbor...More

Thank Taiyoob A
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