Fort Fredrick or Trincomalee Fort

Fort Fredrick or Trincomalee Fort

Fort Fredrick, also known as Trincomalee Fort (Fort of Triquillimale)

Fort Fredrick, also known as Trincomalee Fort or Fort of Triquillimale, is a fort built by the Portuguese and later on renovatd by dutch. It is located at Trincomalee, Eastern Province, Sri Lanka. This fort was completed in 1624 CE, built on Swami Rock-Konamamalai from the debris of the world famous ancient Hindu Koneswaram temple (Temple of a Thousand Pillars). Therefore you got to walk through the fort to reach Koneswaram Temple.

The place is an army camp managed by the Gajaba Regiment of Sri Lanka Army. A fully operational fort on the coast near Trincomalee. Besides that the District Secretariat, Additional Election's Commissioners Office and other prominent government institutions are located within the boundaries of the fort.

You can see the old building and huge trees inside the fort.Historical milestones are depicted on a plaque place at the main entrance archway.You can see many spotted deers. But unfortunately most areas are prohibited because of the military camps. When entering the fort entrance you can see military weapons constructed on the wall side.The architecture of the buildings are totally different here because of the Dutch influence. Try to avoid having a walk between 11-2 because the sun is very hot and road will be with high heat energy.

This is a nice environment with beach waves dashing on the road side,children will enjoy the walk on the road.please do not litter the place with plastic wich wil cause danger to spotted deer.you can't visit the fort after 10:00p.m

District
Trincomalee
Location
Trincomale
Last Updated
2018 May 09

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  • Fort Fredrick, also known as Trincomalee Fort (Fort of Triquillimale)