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Jaffna Public Library

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Jaffna Public Library

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(SKU: LK10BAO011) This tour is for those who are looking forward to a tour including both Heritage and a relaxing beach stay along with a touch of adventure and nature. Explore the ancient city of Jaffna and walk through its monuments and hear the stories hidden among them. Sail to the Nagadeepa Island and witness the world famous shrine for the Lord Buddha. Enjoy a beautiful sunset in the Eastern Coasts of Trincomalee along with the sea breeze and a chilled beer. Climb the rock fortress of Sigiriya and go on a safari in the Minneriya National Park where the Giants of Land roam freely. Have once in a lifetime combination of the best possible experiences that you can have in a single tour.
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Sanjay Fernando wrote a review Mar 2020
139 contributions7 helpful votes
The Library does have a historic value for sure, but I don’t consider it a must-see venue, especially if you’re having a tight schedule.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Albia-Newton wrote a review Feb 2020
Weston super Mare, United Kingdom3,598 contributions1,085 helpful votes
This public library was a gift from India in the 1950s. Damaged in the civil war it had now been restored and is open for business again
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Date of experience: February 2020
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sivalingam singapore wrote a review Jan 2020
Singapore24 contributions3 helpful votes
Beautiful architecture and one of the largest library in Asia Before it was destroyed in 1981.The library was burned in June 1981 by an organised mob of Sinhalese before the civil war. It was re-built now and it is historic and symbolic importance to many people in Jaffna. Visitors must remove their footwear before entering the library and no need to pay entrance fee. We couldn't see the written old dried palm leaves stored in special sandalwood boxes??
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Date of experience: January 2020
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DipuKV wrote a review Jan 2020
Pune, India987 contributions193 helpful votes
We could only view it from the outside. A landmark of the city, its facade, history and layout are striking!
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Date of experience: December 2019
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SEs wrote a review Dec 2019
London, United Kingdom23,961 contributions1,296 helpful votes
This famous library was damaged during the Civil war now fully restored The collection of books less than what was before.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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