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Jaffna Fort

Jaffna, Sri Lanka
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must see this when you were in jaffna. it was built by Portuguese so many things to see in there... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
udayangis
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Kandy, Sri Lanka
Historical site

One of the main attractions in Jaffna. This historical fort was built by Portuguese about 3... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rankothge Ajith N
,
Gampaha, Sri Lanka
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“civil war” (33 reviews)
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“outer walls” (7 reviews)
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Jaffna, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 3 days ago

must see this when you were in jaffna. it was built by Portuguese so many things to see in there. how it built , how it made , things used to build it. etc.. & so leisure place. calm & quit. children can play well....More

Thank udayangis
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the main attractions in Jaffna. This historical fort was built by Portuguese about 3 centuries ago. Later Sri Lanka forces used the fort to fight against LTTE and was the only one plot they secured in the area. The site is very close...More

Thank Rankothge Ajith N
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite a magnificent place, compared to Galle Fort, this one is not maintained, may be it was destroyed more during the war time.

Thank arinds
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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

This is a must visit place if you are in Jaffna. It’s a huge fort. It’s definitely impressive inside the fort. Situated within the main city.

Thank Kenneth S
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

The area is worth seeing as one can walk around and enjoy the surroundings. We did not have a guide so I am certain we missed out on a lot of details. Not certain if guides provided

Thank helloactive
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

At first sight, you may think there is little to see here. But if you look carefully, you will see so many stages in the fort's history. Sadly, much of the inside of the fort is in ruins from the recent, bloody civil war. But...More

Thank SimonDabbs
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Place was well looked after compared to most of the places in Jaffna . As it is one of the important places in Jaffna where locals and foreigners visit. Not sure if washroom are available.

Thank Alison A
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

It is an interesting structure with its star shaped architecture. It may be as well appreciated from the outside without having to enter in the heat of the day. The surrounding of the fort also give a good view of the town layout and water...More

Thank shamirr_13
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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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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.

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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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