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Historical Place in Mannar

This is landmark of Mannar. Situated near the lagoon just starting the town. Spread over a big... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2018
Ja Ela, Sri Lanka
mannar dutch fort

visited there around 12.30 pm. super hot. it was near the lagoon. off road. easy to find it. it was... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2018
Kandy, Sri Lanka
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Mannar Town, Mannar 41000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

This is an old Fort you will see on your right just before you enter the Manner town.A must for anyone visiting here.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 3SEse7
Reviewed 25 September 2018

This is landmark of Mannar. Situated near the lagoon just starting the town. Spread over a big area. very old buildings ruined. Must see place as its not far from the town.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank lakshansilva
Reviewed 28 June 2018

visited there around 12.30 pm. super hot. it was near the lagoon. off road. easy to find it. it was made by sand & salt bricks.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank udayangis
Reviewed 23 April 2018

a pity more care is not taken of this wonderful place. made with such precision and have stood the test of time. the view from the top of the fort is super.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank ranasingheroshane3
Reviewed 6 March 2018

Very interesting and historical place, needs maintenance and cleaning up. Good place for some nice photos.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank dhanushkadole
Reviewed 25 February 2018

Much bigger than I'd expected. Get up on the battlements and walk all the way round. Also see from land side and from the causeway.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank flora_dora010
Reviewed 27 December 2017

Its an old dutch fort built in the 1500's in bad shape now if you are in mannar this a place you can visit

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Kanishka M
Reviewed 11 October 2017

This was by far the best day we spent exploring the old Portuguese / Dutch forts in Sri Lanka. The fort was built by the Portuguese in 1560, converted by the Dutch in 1696, and handed over to the British in 1795. Away from the...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank PSie
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Other fortresses in sri lanka are nicely not abandoned and nicely maintained. but this is abandoned and even looks like haunted 😂 its good for photographers by the way

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank lahirudulshan
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Ruins of a large fort by the sea, with beautifully carved tombstones,still intact, in the Church. Needs to be conserved for future generations.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Srikumar S
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