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A becoming perfect Dutch fort

The time, I visited the fort, a considerable renovation was being taken place. Some parts of the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Don A
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Negombo, Sri Lanka
Wish it wasnt that destroyed

A very good reminder of the carnage during the war and how badly jaffna was affected. Would love to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Detritus
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The time, I visited the fort, a considerable renovation was being taken place. Some parts of the fort could be seen made out of coral reefs. That's unbelievable. There were some officers to give some basic introduction about the fort and the town of Jaffna....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Don A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

magical Dutch contraction skills shemows in this fort. Defense system, pathways, prison and Horse ramp,,

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since my last visit a few years ago, I observed that it has been done and was looking very nice. There are some lovely picture capturing points at the Fort.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very good reminder of the carnage during the war and how badly jaffna was affected. Would love to see this when it is restored.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Detritus
Reviewed 12 December 2018

The fort is nice to visit because it’s free, but there is nothing much to see there. It’s only the outside walls that still exist ; inside there is nothing.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bianca M
Reviewed 10 December 2018

Easy to find and free to enter. You can explore all round the fort and the walk along the walls gives great views over the city and lagoon.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Happy_traveller726
Reviewed 9 December 2018

The fort has a very interesting history, the information at the entrace of the fort gives a good overview if you have not previously read up on it. The best time to visit is early morning or later in the afternoon, it gets very hot...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Barb_GMelbourne
Reviewed 3 December 2018 via mobile

Good place to visit in the evening and stand by the ramparts and watch the sunset. Lots of locals gather there and a heap of cows too

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank PViddyy
Reviewed 3 December 2018

Well worth going. They now have plenty of information boards and artefacts to see as well as the fort itself which is beautifully maintained. One of the boards told us that this structure that the fort was built on was formed by the Jaffna Kingdom,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tulks-expeditions
Reviewed 18 November 2018

You must visit this historic place when you visit Jaffna. It has great historic value and it is being very well maintained as well. Due to the civil war most parts have been destroyed but most have been rebuilt well and some projects are still...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Chathura G
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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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