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Interesting visit, left wanting to know more

Interesting experience of a site standing the test of time. Could do with more historical details... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Charith K
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Fascinating - but left wanting to know more

The Dutch fort on Jaffna’s seafront has huge significance to the Dutch and subsequently British... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ashton R
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Interesting experience of a site standing the test of time. Could do with more historical details shared at site especially with all the archeological works ongoing. Nevertheless, a must see place if visiting Jaffna peninsula

Thank Charith K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Dutch fort on Jaffna’s seafront has huge significance to the Dutch and subsequently British involvement in Sri Lanka, and also during both the major conflicts in the civil war, damage from which is clearly evident. But there is almost nothing in the way of...More

Thank Ashton R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This historical fort was built by Portuguese about 3 centuries ago.Good experience in that this placed is steeped in history but the authorities have made no real effort to showcase it post the 2009 conservation effort.

Thank Laksilu W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is better to visit this place when the sun is close to set because otherwise it will be very hot. It is a very interesting place. Here you can appreciate the creations of ancient protégées and etc and also here are some remains of...More

Thank Malki S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The fort is partially restored, partially being restored, partially being rebuilt and partially taken by nature. However, the walk on the walls where possible is beautiful, with great sea vistas. Some areas inside the fort also nice, with a kind of "human vs nature" feeling.

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a fort located near the border of the land. spreading to a vast area & very interesting place. The building were now ruined & reshaped by the government.

Thank lakshansilva
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted to see the fort because of the Dutch history. The people who maintain the fort are very friendly and they will do everything they have to do to keep the fort intact as how it is nowadays. We roamed around for about an...More

Thank Lisette O
Reviewed 14 September 2018

The ancient church within the fort had got destroyed during the civil war. Chunks of the rubble are being moved to the center of the fort to unearth whatever remains of the church. hardly any buildings remain within the fort Much of the fort walls...More

Thank Gayan P
Reviewed 2 September 2018

It was interesting to wonder around this Fort with coral walls and a moat there the reconstruction works are being undertaken. It is similar to Galle Fort except ‌for the moat and a lot of ruins inside. You can enjoy a beautiful view of the...More

Thank Maria T
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Jaffna fort is an amazing masterpiece of colonial building and from the outside, it decides the eye, as it is quite low lying and being built of limestone and coral rock, it merges into the landscape. Located close to the causeway to the islands and...More

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Audrey H
1 September 2016|
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Response from Harshana W | Reviewed this property |
Hi Audrey, I think the location you are referring to is not in the Jaffna Peninsula itself. The only place of interest with regard to LTTE war time was Velvetithurai, where the LTTE leaders residence was there. But not it... More
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Audrey H
30 June 2016|
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Response from sanj75 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I haven't heard or been to this place.
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Audrey H
28 June 2016|
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Response from Harshana W | Reviewed this property |
Hi Audrey, The museum is the Archeological Museum, it is located in Janna itself. You can find it if you travel through AB20, and enter Navalar Road, to proceed towards Temple Road. If you do have google maps, please look... More
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