JAFFNA
 
  Located is in the north. It has just been uncovered to the world after roughly after three decades of terrorism. With peace restored once more in the Island, its populace can finally realise its true potential as it is sanctified with an continuous strip of white beaches, mangrove lagoons and nearby Islands and is a fortune for the future to be explored.

As with every tourist site in Sri Lanka, Jaffna can be accessed easily from the Cultural Triangle. Buddhism was flourishing in Jaffna in the past and there exists many Buddhist temples.
 
The surfer’s haven, Arugambay, can be accessed simply from Jaffna from April through to September by sea. The major industry of the region is fishing and the boats dot the in this region. Reflecting Hindu culture and religion, Jaffna is home to beautiful Hindu temples. There are Buddhist temples in Jaffna but most were destroyed by the terrorists.

The Old Dutch Fort still stands well preserved within is an old Church. Another illustration of Dutch architecture is the King’s House. No visit to Jaffna is complete without tasting the delicious Jaffna mango, reputed for its sweetness. About 3 kms away is the majestic Nallur Kandaswamy Temple, home to the largest religious festival in Jaffna built by a Sinhala prince.

The Kayts is an ancient ship docking harbour in the Jaffna peninsula. The Delft, the largest Island houses a castle built by the Portuguese. Jaffna would be an Island if not for its southern reaches wherein stands Elephant’s Pass, a spot where elephants once crossed the waters, which is attached to the mainland. The shallow lagoon around Jaffna is home to a variety of flora and fauna.
 
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