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Naga Pooshani Ambal Kovil

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Address: Nainativu Island (Jaffna District), Jaffna 40000, Sri Lanka

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Sublimely beautiful

It was a huge blessing to visit this temple. The sight of the temple appearing across the waters as you journey on the boat crossing is something to behold and cherish.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
avanivan
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was a huge blessing to visit this temple. The sight of the temple appearing across the waters as you journey on the boat crossing is something to behold and cherish.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2017

I have been there when I was small. On my last trip we had a VIP the3refore getting the ferry to the temple and back was not a problem. A lot of history therefore we need ot talk to older people to understand and learn from the elders. There are many other areas we can visit.

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2017 via mobile

The approach to this temple is by boat and a causeway and it looks really beautiful. The gopuram of this temple has beautiful carvings and the two stone elephants on the walls are quite impressive. The boat ride to visit this temple is a nice experience. Note to those coming by scooter: on our way back to Jaffna we were... More 

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Thank louierh
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017

Beautiful temple, very interesting. Takes a 40 minute car ride through villages and incredible countryside and then a 1/2 hour boat ride to get there - the journey there and back is half the fun! Visit the buddhist tempe and then the Hindu temple. Try some of the local creamy soda soft drink not he walk between the 2 temples... More 

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Thank Sparkmel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017 via mobile

You have to hop on a boat to get to the island itself, so prepare for a 10 min boat ride. It's. A gorgeous temple full of colour, ancient buildings and scriptures. I was totally blessed to go there and would definitely recommend it.

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Thank Thiruna S
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

I've read a few other reviews below who describe the boat ride to Naga Pooshani temple as "a local experience" etc. To be honest that boat ride is a ticking time bomb. The boats are in poor shape being simple wooden boats run on diesel. You can see obvious breaks in floor boards as well as structural issues. With the... More 

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

From Jaffna to the temple ( which is in Nagadeepa ), you need to take a ferry. Before entering the ferry station, soldier outside will ask for your name and passport number. Ferry cost 30 rupee each way and payment is made after u get out of the ferry. I can't exactly remember how long the ferry ride was, but... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

Good place have to remove your t-shirt if you want to go in the hindu temple all around is the beautiful beach n friendly people

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Thank Kolitha J
Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

Beautiful temple which is one of the sakthi sthalams, where shakti's anklet dropped. But the boat ride to this temple is so poor - the diesel boat makes so noise and the life jackets are so dirty..

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

After one hour of bus drive and 20mn of ferry, you will be able to reach this Hindu temple. Every day, many devotees come to pray and attend some kind of fertility ceremony. The temple is beautiful and alive. Women need to cover themselves and men to take off their shirt. Worth the journey despite the heat.

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