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Blow Hole Hummanaya

Kudawella, Dikwella, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #2 of 3 attractions in Dikwella
Type: Geologic Formations
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Bournemouth
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I would have scored this place higher if it we didn't have to pay "Foreigners fee" Rs250. We found we got the same treatment all over Sri Lanka. Rude is all I can say. We were very lucky with the weather by the sounds of it. Got some great pictures but I wouldn't have been too upset if I hadn't... More

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Riihimaki, Finland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We visited in the end of January. We did not see anything happening which of course was a little bit disappointing for us. There is quite a long walk from the parking place with some steps and uphill. The area itself is nice and there is a really nice beach. Of course the view around the blowhole is really good... More

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Galle, Sri Lanka
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68 reviews 68 reviews
24 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

bowl hole is grate location can consider as one of the greatest beach can consider as one of the greatest beach corner in world. The bowl hole only happening in seasons time. so before you go there please make sure to check about date.Be careful dont go inside the bowl hole even if you can swim.

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Colombo, PR
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

It is really a different experience and a must see place. Visit when the season is (feb to sept) when large waves are there. You can try the fried fish offered by the local if you dont concern about the heigene.

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Brisbane, Australia
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115 reviews 115 reviews
72 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

It costs 250 rupees (in April 2014) for foreigners to go up to see the blow hole though the modest information centre is free to go in and have a look around. There are not too many a steps up to the viewing area and some nice views on the way. Unfortunately it was fairly calm the day we visited... More

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Beijing, China
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We paid 500LKR/p to enter this place, which is small, and nothing special. We did not see real spray, and we were told that's because of the wind. There is a "fountain" to show how the blow hole could be, but it's definitely not worth the entrance fee.

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Dublin, Ireland
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

The blowhole was nothing special, and not worth the (relatively small, but foreigners still pay 25 x the local fee) money and time in my opinion. Perhaps if it is very windy, it will be more spectacular, but for us it wasn't really as the splashes were very low.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

When we visited Hummanaya (Blowhole) in the month of Dec '13, the sea spray/ the blow was quite as it was told to be the off-season and we had to wait for nearly 5-10 mins to see one small spray coming out of the cave. The surrounding was very quite & nice although it was burning hot in the afternoon.... More

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

This blow hole is not really that amazing! I must admit that the time we went was probably not the right season. The blowing was not so high and it looks to me that this is just a rock that is cut into and when a strong wave hits it the water comes rushing up. Behind the ticket office there... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Nice view over the water, the blowhole is just a hole in the rocks where, when the waves hit correctly, water splashes up into the air.

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