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“Great drive” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kayts Causeway

Kayts Causeway
Kayts island, Jaffna, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #7 of 17 things to do in Jaffna
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Great drive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

The gateway to exploring the wonderfully interesting and relaxed islands off Jaffna. You have to cross it to get there and there are many photo opportunities of fishermen and local life (if you can pull over, although we didnt see to much traffic). Sunset is a popular time for couples and photographers to watch the sunset on the Jaffna end of the causeway, and a wonderful view of the Fort can be seen at night.

Visited September 2013
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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“Pretty view of the land and the sea”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

I really enjoyed the view. This is a road that connects the Jaffna peninsula with a smaller island that belongs to Sri Lanka. At the entrance of this causeway there are statues of Lord Buddha, Jesus Christ and a Hindu God. As far as I am concerned it is a representation of the brotherhood that Sri Lankans are sharing. This road runs in the middle of the sea and the road must be about 20 feet in width. Two average vehicles can quite easily pass one another on this road. However, I am not aware of whether any bigger and heavier vehicles are allowed to take this road. For some unknown reason a lot of crabs wash ashore in this area. I went to Jaffna for the first time in September 2012 and I got down at this place at that time and that's when I noticed that a lot of crabs have washed ashore. Next time when I went in November, I did not get down at this place as it was night and I do not whether the crab situation has changed or not.

Visited September 2012
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Ragama
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“Longest causeway in Sri Lanka”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

Ride along the longest causeway in the island in your four wheel drives or traveller's van...sea from both sides and land from the start to end

Visited November 2012
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