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“Don't waste your time unless it's windy”

Ranked #2 of 2 things to do in Dikwella
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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“Don't waste your time unless it's windy”
Reviewed December 24, 2012 via mobile

We had to pay to park our van in someones garden and walk through a lane full of stalls selling dried fish. Eventually, past a dead puppy and a few beggars you come to a cash desk in a sort of museum. Up some cobbled steps to a cleft in the cliff. As it was a calm day and the sea was flat so there was nothing blowing through the hole, so we stood there for ten minutes and started walking back. I can imagine when the sea is rough huge spouts of water soaking everyone around and the Sri Lankans thinking that great fun. On the way back to Galle we stopped to photograph a couple of pole fishermen, who immediately jumped off their poles and demanded a tip. I don't think they really ever fished for anything else but tourist tips. We gave the little boy who was with them a really nice set of school stuff, but when no money was forthcoming the older fisherman called me a Saudi, which I found out later meant something not very nice. Charming. Never mind I still love the place,

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“blow hall a nice experience”
Reviewed December 6, 2012

The natural blow hall is in awesome stage during the monsoon rain season.The place is located on 183 km post from Colombo on A2 main highway.it is advisable to visit this place before 5.00 pm and avoid going passing the steel fence for safety reason.

it will take only 4 hrs from Colombo via express way one way.

Visited December 2012
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Versailles, France
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“An impressive place”
Reviewed April 25, 2012

Very impressive place when you have the luck to see the "big wave". You can hear a "hoooo" sound and you can see water like a geyser !
I advise you to go there when there is wind, you will have more luck to see the wave.
The price is very low, and you can see the wave every nearly 10 minutes (or maybe it was a good day for us...)
I recommand this place and you have a beautiful view.
Be careful for people who has leg problems, because you have to climb, it's not a big cliff but you have some stairs.
Think to take good shoes or not to wear shoes on the rocks.

Visited November 2011
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Brno, Czech Republic
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96 reviews
28 attraction reviews
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“Nice way to support local tourist industry if you are in the area”
Reviewed April 15, 2012

The blow hole was blowing the day we saw it and the kids thought it was grand. We were staying in the Dikwella area, so it wasn't much of a drive to go see it. Overall, I think it is important to support local tourist venues when possible, and this sort of thing, being a natural phenomena is nice enough to see if you have the chance. So, while it's not the thrill of a lifetime, it is an interesting thing to see if you have an afternoon and are in the area.

Visited April 2012
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Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine
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“was not lucky”
Reviewed January 15, 2012

the day was not very windy so we did not see anything unfortunatelly. the blow hole did not show any blow :) the fee is 200 rupies per person

Visited January 2012
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