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Kechimalai Mosque

Beruwala, Beruwala 12070, Sri Lanka
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We visited this mosque in the midday sun. Its located on the shores with a nice on the ocean. As... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2018
parthi_2012
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Stuttgart, Germany
Visited on recommendation of a friend.

Was told it fulfills all wishes so payed obeisance at this mosque. The surrounding village... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2018
Nel46
,
Bahrain
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  • Poor8%
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“small hill” (3 reviews)
“arab” (2 reviews)
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Beruwala, Beruwala 12070, Sri Lanka
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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

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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

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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
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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

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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
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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 ...

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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

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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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Reviewed 2 June 2016

Every days at the prayer times, the muesin's weak up muslim community with his amplified speakers. Muslim's and Hindouisme communitys are living in harmony in this Bay.

Thank chehem
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Reviewed 18 April 2016

Nice building structure of the Mosque as just in front of the ocean or fort. Try the fresh fruits selling by young boy at the entrance of the mosque.

Thank AZARYLACHMAD0820
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