Fort Frederick
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Travel816801
Sri Jayawardenepura, Sri Lanka49 contributions
Visited Fort Federick last week and found it so interesting. The buildings and remainings in the fort depict either Portuguese or Dutch architecture and its unfortunate that we cannot visit all the buildings as we are not too sure whether it belongs to Army forces or else.

However the heritage maintained so far is highly appreciated. If one can find out more and if it has an accessecibility it will create more opportunity to explorer a time to explore more.
Written July 31, 2020
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cutelady Baluch
Muscat Governorate, Oman1,647 contributions
Friends
Visitors are allowed to enter the fort and visit the Gokana Temple and the rebuilt Koneswaram temple. When approaching the fort you can often spot deer running around the perimeter of the military camp. The entrance to the fort is a massive gateway that is crowned with British insignias. 
Written April 20, 2020
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authorneelesh
New Delhi, India630 contributions
approached the koneswaram temple through the magnificent Dutch fort gates. inside is the military camp and hence the entire area is well laid out and clean.
The colonial area buildings are now under the control of the SriLankan army and offer a pretty sight.
Written January 8, 2020
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Steve D
Caerleon, UK365 contributions
We walked through the Fort on the way to the Temple. It was shaded from the sun and very quiet. There were lots of deer running free which was great to see. there were two little cafes. It was an interesting place to see as it is still occupied by the Army.
Written February 15, 2020
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Rambling R
Melbourne, Australia121 contributions
Originally constructed by the Portuguese, added to by the Dutch, then taken over by the British, this fully-functional fortress is still in use today. Although some areas are off limits to visitors, it is worth visiting.
Written January 29, 2020
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PauSerraBou
Province of Barcelona, Spain808 contributions
Couples
This fort located in the bay of Trincomalee it's alive history of the city. Been sometimes portugese, sometimes dutch, french and british. Nowadays it's part of the Sri Lankan army and you can visit a temple inside. No entrance fee.
Written September 3, 2019
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Dazel
Dublin, Ireland43 contributions
Couples
The fort itself is shady with huge impressive trees and a number of old buildings occupied by the army (strictly no entry!). Most people rode by in tuk tuks on their way up to the temple but its worth the walk. At the top is the temple and the views of the inner harbour from the rock. Women must cover their shoulders and knees (or be provided with 1 or 2 lengths of material for 20 rupee). Shoes must be removed in the vicinity of the temple but the tarmac is very hot so put them in your bag rather than leaving them at the bottom of the hill. You can go in the temple and men do not have to remove their shirts.
Written June 6, 2018
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Sara P
30 contributions
Friends
We came just before sunset so didn't have time to see all the chital deers before it went dark. But they are very cute. Would recommend to go when it is still light!

The temple on the hill is beautiful, both inside and outside. There is a market street with all types of handcrafted things (and some "crappy china stuff").

We also had a tasty fruit juice with view over the water!

Entry ticket is super cheap, 20 rupees for 4 people. There are sarongs to borrow if you have shorts/skirt not covering the knees.
Written April 23, 2018
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Gin B
Weston-super-Mare574 contributions
Solo
I was really interested to see this fort, as it was occupied by the British for a long time, though it was originally built in 16-something by the Portuguese. It's still a military base for the Sri Lankan army, but you can enter through the ancient archway and walk right up to the top of the hill, so you pass all the military buildings that the British left, which are still in use. As well as barracks etc., there is a large mansion called Wellesley House, where the Duke of Wellington stayed. Unfortunately it's not open to the public. The upper part is not military, and the road passes rows of shops selling gifts and items related to the temple at the very top. The first thing you see as you approach is a huge statue of a Hindu god (not sure which), surrounded by enormous cows and people. There are several different shrines on the edge of the cliffs, some of which have ancient images saved or rediscovered from the original temple, before the Portuguese destroyed it. The temple itself is fairly modern and very colourful both outside and in, with statues, images and paintings which tell the story of the original temple and its destruction. The views from the rock are impressive, you can see far up and down the coast, and over the town and harbour. There are crowds of spotted deer roaming around the fort and the temple, which are delightful to watch, particularly for children. On my way down, I stopped at a little cafe with an amazing view, for a drink and a chat with other visitors. Altogether a very interesting experience, which I'll never forget.
Written December 6, 2017
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OnAir477730
Ryton, UK6 contributions
Interesting temple and cute spotted deers it’s
Worth Easy walk back to town passing fish market along the way and lovely views of the fishing boats in the bay
Written November 3, 2017
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