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Mannar Fort

Mannar Town, Mannar 41000, Sri Lanka
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A tale of long ago

a pity more care is not taken of this wonderful place. made with such precision and have stood the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
ranasingheroshane3
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Historical but not maintained

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

Reviewed 6 March 2018
Dhanushka D
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  • Poor2%
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Travellers talk about
“civil war” (3 reviews)
“wander around” (2 reviews)
“old church” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Mannar Town, Mannar 41000, Sri Lanka
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"tombstones"
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"remains"
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"ruin"
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"sunset"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank ranasingheroshane3
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

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

Thank Dhanushka D
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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.

Thank flora_dora010
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Reviewed 28 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

Thank Kanishka M
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Reviewed 12 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

Thank PSie
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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

Thank Lahiru D
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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.

Thank Srikumar S
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Reviewed 4 May 2017

Another Dutch fort that has been neglected. However the internal structures are still intact minus the roofs. Gives you a good idea as to how the forts internal structure and set up was. There are few graves with inscriptions as well. This fort I believe...More

Thank Nirmal G
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

Unless a historian whose interest is in examining ruins, this fort does not warrant a scheduled stop. However this is one of the few 'tourist attractions' in Mannar

Thank Shobhana D
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

A quaint ruin of a three centuries old Dutch fort that has been used for various purposes until recently

Thank Gayan P
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