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Koneswaram Temple

Trincomalee, Sri Lanka
+94 70 333 3234
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Hindu Temple on top of a massive rock.

I've already reviewed this temple as part of my review of Fort Frederick, which you have to pass... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Very nice place

Nice to walk up the hill towards the temple and enjoy the view! Beautiful statues and impressive... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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+94 70 333 3234
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I've already reviewed this temple as part of my review of Fort Frederick, which you have to pass through to reach the temple. It's very colourful with lovely paintings and statues showing the destruction by the Portuguese of the original temple built on this site....More

Thank smallspender
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice to walk up the hill towards the temple and enjoy the view! Beautiful statues and impressive temple

Thank Francis L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The temple of lord Shiva & has proven to be a temple that gent wishes and miracles. Please see image for the prayer time tables. Thanks

Thank Isuru D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited temple on Saturday morning, so it was super busy, even more - there was wedding happening, with couple receiving blessing (if that's how it's called) - it was amazing to see and was our highlight of visit to Trincomalee, which in off season was...More

Thank miss e
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Please definitely visit this place IF you wish to see the true beauty of Trincomalee. The breathtaking view and the holy place is just taking you away from this world.

Thank ThrillTravels
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the most ancient temples of South Asia ,dedicated to Lord Shiva, dates back to the period of Rama mythologically, and to the 6th Century B by historians. Said to have been worshiped by Ravana , ithe temple had one of the Suyambu Lingams...More

Thank Sivakumar V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Most Sacred Śrī Śānkarī Dévi Temple (Thiru Konéśwaran Koil) complex is located within the sprawling old Portuguese Fort. From the parking lot there is a 10-minute–walk up to the Temple. Among the several foreign visitors we met German, Spanish, Italian, Scottish and Chinese tourists....More

Thank plan41
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Trincomalee is a less known Sri Lankan city, but has a lot to offer. The temple is a highlight. The pictoresque temple has a nice location on the top of a small hill. You start in the Fort Frederick and slowly walk to the top....More

Thank Vladimir B
Reviewed 5 November 2017

I took great pictures (for once) and I wish I could post them but I changed my cell phone. Anyways, the place is beautiful and very relaxing ! I recommend this place if you go to sri lanka.

Thank Charles F
Reviewed 25 October 2017

We visited this famous temple and were impressed with all aspects. The location of the temple on a hill overlooking the sea made for great setting. The priest's prayers were soothing to listen to and we felt the presence of God. The link with Ravana...More

Thank KChandra
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2 November 2017|
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Response from ashlokan |
thank you very much for the detailed answer.
30 October 2017|
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Response from ShamChath | Reviewed this property |
It's best to walk up to the temple on an early morning to experience the full beauty of the surrounding. The uphill part of the walk is short but a bit steep for especially an elderly person. Better to take a tuk tuk which... More
Sailesh B
23 June 2017|
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Response from MeeraMc7 | Reviewed this property |
If you could let me know from where you are going to start the journey then I will be able to provide specific instructions on how to go there. But you will not get lost cause it is NOT in an isolated area. Its very famous... More