Sightseeing Negombo (Sri Lanka), what to see

Attractions in Negombo a bit, mostly the Catholic Church, there are several Hindu and Buddhist temples, mosques. The most interesting place is the local fish markets. Only two of them, but enough to see at least one. Numerous channels and lagoons divide the entire city into pieces, along which are located the homes of local residents, the boats were simple fishermen. At desire it is possible to negotiate with fishermen on a small tour of the canal or lagoon, to see the surrounding flora and fauna, or to the advantage of the few travel agencies.

Travel agencies on the streets of the tourist district you can buy tours to all corners of the country.

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Dutch Fort Negombo (Dutch Fort)

Голландский форт в Негомбо, Шри-Ланка The Dutch Fort in Negombo

The remains of the old Dutch Fort can be observed near the new Fish market. It was built in 1672 and nearly destroyed in the nineteenth century, for the construction of the prison, the gate of which is located immediately behind the preserved entrance. From the former grandeur of the Fort remained only the gate, some walls and a tower. Actually, what you see in the pictures is all what you can see here. Caring for the remains of the Fort prisoners.

How to get there: street Esplanade Road (Kotuwa ground) (the Fort on the interactive map Negombo)

Hours: around the clock

Entrance fee / ticket Price: free

Fish markets (Fish Markets)

Рыбный рынок в Негомбо, Шри-Ланка Dried fish

The fish markets are one of the main attractions in Negombo. There are two new and old, without visiting them, familiarity with the city will be incomplete. However, you need to be ready for the "spicy" fish smell on the way to the markets and not too clean atmosphere on the trading floor and around.

To the North of the Fort on the waterfront there is a new Fish market (Fish Market). He is considered one of the largest in Sri Lanka. In addition to its main task, selling fresh fish and seafood, here you can watch arriving with their catch boats, unloading and drying fish on the sand.

1.5 km South of new market is the old Fish market (Old Fish Market). In fact, the same, only the size is smaller and there is no opportunity to dry fish on the shore as the previous one. But in some primitive sense, the old market even more colorful and interesting, besides tourists visit here not so often as a new market.

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How to get there: street Esplanade Road (new, see the map of Negombo), ul Road (old, see on the map of Negombo). To reach new market from the tourist area you can walk (20-40 minutes depending on your location in the tourist area), but to the old in any case you will have to hire a tuk-tuk. Problem to find a tuk-tuk on the street to the market even in the early morning, will not occur, however, if you want to get here by dawn, is to agree beforehand about it. The fare from the tourist area to a new market – 100-200 rupees, the old – 200-300.

Hours: daily 6.00-8.00

Entrance fee / ticket Price: free

St. Mary's Church (St. Mary Church)

Церковь Святой Марии в Негомбо, Шри-Ланка St. Mary's Church View photos in 3D

St. Mary's Cathedral is considered one of the major Catholic churches. All in all, Negombo more than 20 such churches, which confirms the rich historical past of the Dutch period of influence. This Church stands out for its understated architectural ensemble, with beautiful frescoes and figures that adorned the interior of the Cathedral. The construction of the Cathedral had a long history and began in 1874 and was completed only in 1922, a few metres to the West is the College, under the patronage of the Church.

How to get there: street Main Street (Church on the interactive map Negombo)

Working time: time services

Entrance fee / ticket Price: free

Temple Angurukaramulla (Agurukaramulla Temple, Bodhirajarama Maha Viharaya)

Храм Агурукарамулла в Негомбо, Шри-Ланка View of the temple

One of the famous and largest Buddhist temples in Negombo and very decent (even if not necessary) choice for tourists. It is remarkable the unusual entrance to the main temple through the mouth or the cat, or lion. After a recent upgrade and reconstruction of the interior will sparkle with new bright colored paintings on the life of Buddha, his statues in the environment close. What can be interesting played by a sculpture the whole cycle of life: from Dating parents and conception to death.

Here you can meet monks, speak the Russian language. He will escort you to the temple and talk a little about the scenes and after the tour, persistently ask for a small donation.

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How to get there: St. Temple road (temple on the interactive map of Negombo). Walk from the tourist area down there pretty far by tuk tuk can be reached within 100-200 rupees.

Hours: daytime

Entrance fee / ticket Price: free, donations are welcome

The Temple Of Sri Muthumariamman (Sri Muthu Mari Amman Temple)

Храм Шри Мутумариамман в Негомбо, Шри-Ланка View of the temple

A Hindu temple dedicated to the mother goddess. Almost everywhere in Sri Lanka you can meet similar temples, with a mention in the title – "Mariamman" or "Amman" meaning "mother." Locals believe that she blesses the offspring, a successful marriage and cures of some diseases.

Outside the temple looks very modest, even plain, without specific tower, crowning the main entrance, and the interior somewhat gloomy. Like all Hindu temples, in the centre of it is the room in which the main deity, the entrance here is allowed only to the priests.

To photograph the temple is best in the evening when the sun is shining in from the beach.

How to get there: street Sea Street (temple on the interactive map of Negombo). To reach the temple from the tourist area on foot.

Hours: the temple is usually open in the morning and evening

Entrance fee / ticket Price: free

The Temple Of Sri Sitevintage (Sri Sithi Vinayagar Temple)

Храм Шри Ситивинаягар в Негомбо, Шри-Ланка View of the temple

About 100 m from the previous temple is another one dedicated to a different Hindu God Ganesha – God of wisdom and prosperity. This is a beautiful and bright Church with a low tower, decorated with statues and bas-reliefs. Inside Sri Sitevintage has a Central sanctuary with a statue of Ganesha and crowned by a tower. Around the perimeter of the temple there are several separate pedestals with statues of different deities.

How to get there: street Sea Street (temple on the interactive map of Negombo). To reach the temple from the tourist area on foot.

Hours: the temple is open early in the morning and evening

Entrance fee / ticket Price: free

Kali Amman Temple (Kali Amman Temple)

Almost near Sri Sithi Vinayagar Temple nondescript entrance, blocked by a big tree, there is a Kali Amman temple, dedicated to Kali, the goddess of time and change. In architectural terms it is no different from the previous temples: the main sanctuary and tower. If you pass by, you can go.

How to get there: street Sea Street (temple on the interactive map of Negombo). To reach the temple from the tourist area on foot.

Hours: the temple is open early in the morning and evening

Entrance fee / ticket Price: free

Church Of St. Sebastian (St. Sebastian Church)

Церковь Святого Себастьяна в Негомбо, Шри-Ланка Church at sunset

The amazing architecture of the Church of St. Sebastian unwittingly attracts the attention of any tourist, especially as it is located very near to tourist area. High spires and facade look amazing. Before building a large area where the evenings are going to believers during the evening service. Inside is calm and you can relax a bit, sitting on the bench. The window openings on the inside decorated with colorful frescoes, the altar is decorated pretty simple. The right of the building recreated the Calvary with Jesus on the cross.

Overall, the place is worth a visit, and miss it during a visit to Negombo is simply impossible.

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How to get there: street Sea Street (temple on the interactive map of Negombo). To reach the temple from the tourist area on foot.

Hours: daytime

Entrance fee / ticket Price: free

The Church Of St. Joseph (St. Joseph Curch)

Церковь Святого Джозефа в Негомбо, Шри-Ланка The Church Of St. Joseph

One of the numerous Catholic churches, many of which are scattered around Negombo. Located near the bus station, and if you want you can look here. The road to the Church leads through the alley, next to a flowing stream. In General, though a stretch, is quite a picturesque town.

How to reach: St. Josephs St, about a 20-minute walk from the bus station (the Church on the interactive map of Negombo).

Entrance fee / ticket Price: free

St. Mary's Church (St. Marys Curch)

Церковь Святой Марии в Негомбо, Шри-Ланка St. Mary's Church

This is another St. Mary's Church in the city, but it is located next to the lagoon. It is, perhaps, the largest such churches in the area. In the evenings many of the parishioners, and held services with hymns heard in the area.

How to get there: blue gum Rd, Laguna area (Church on the interactive map of Negombo).

Entrance fee / ticket Price: free

St. Peter Church (St. Peters Curch)

Церковь Святого Петра в Негомбо, Шри-Ланка St. Peter's Church View photos in 3D

The small Church itself is nothing special. However, near the eponymous College, which enrolled students from various disciplines.

How to reach: St. Peters Avenue (the Church on the interactive map Negombo)

Entrance fee / ticket Price: free

Beach Park Negombo (Negombo Beach Park)

Парк Негомбо, Шри-Ланка Park Negombo

In fact, the Park is a place difficult to call, there are no rides, no cafes, no pools, no benches and arbors for rest. In the evenings here have mobile trays (vans) food and ice cream, toys for the children. There is a small beautiful pond and a children's train to ride. Tourists are almost there, the main visitors of this place – the locals.

How to get there: at the intersection of Lewis Place and Cemetery Road (Park on a map of Negombo)

Entrance fee / ticket Price: free

Channels Negombo (Negombo Canals)

Каналы Негомбо, Шри-Ланка Channels Negombo

One of the famous attractions of Negombo classifies its channels. They permeate the entire city and extend for hundreds of kilometers. Along the many canals is home to many local residents, and at the edge of the moored fishing boats.

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admin January 26, 2014
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