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Mannar

Travel from Negombo to the island of Mannar, overlooking the Gulf of Mannar. Though visually dominated by Hindu temples, mosques, and churches, the town represents a diverse mix of different spiritual traditions. Dotted with ancient baobab trees, native to Africa, and crumbling colonial edifices built by the Portuguese, Dutch and Brits, Mannar is a very intriguing place to visit. Go for a walk in the centre of the town and visit the Ketheeswaram temple, captured by the Dutch in 1658 and originally built in 1560 by the Portuguese. Though the interior is largely destroyed, the ramparts and bastions are intact.

 

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