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“Superb remains”
Review of Jaffna Fort

Jaffna Fort
Ranked #5 of 27 things to do in Jaffna
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

It really is a must to visit with the remains of coral walls and past evidence of the destruction - sad

Thank 773Gareth
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"civil war"
in 37 reviews
"sri lanka"
in 39 reviews
"outer walls"
in 7 reviews
"restoration work"
in 9 reviews
"dutch church"
in 6 reviews
"walk around"
in 11 reviews
"small museum"
in 8 reviews
"taking place"
in 5 reviews
"historical place"
in 5 reviews
"must visit place"
in 5 reviews
"tuk tuk"
in 4 reviews
"ramparts"
in 21 reviews
"moat"
in 19 reviews
"galle"
in 17 reviews
"portuguese"
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"rubble"
in 12 reviews
"history"
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

The Fort has an interesting history and has been the site of different groups' occupying the fort. Its brilliant to walk along the ramparts in the evening. There is room for vast improvement in the museum.

1  Thank AviMF
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Lovely to walk around the old fort. It is possible to see the buildings which were damaged in the war and also how they are revamping the area.
A chipmunk was hopping round the walls and we came across a charming cow too

1  Thank Deborah G
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

Amazing to see the fort before anything has been built inside (especially compared to Galle in the South). Really not much standing except for the outer walls. It's best to walk around in the late afternoon so you can see the sun going down over the water.

It could really do with a bit more tourist infrastructure - some more signs, information and history would be great.

1  Thank tommymacaus
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Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

A lot of work needed and for the visitor, imagination as this place was heavily bombed. Grumpy shop and information staff. No facilities. Quite nice to perambulate the ramparts. Hopefully over the years a bit of care and thought will be spent on restoring this important site

1  Thank PUTNEYBIKER
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