Last updated on January 27th, 2016 at 02:55 pm
Trincomalee is a small city in the North East of Sri Lanka that, thanks to its beautiful attractions, is increasingly becoming an interesting tourist location. You can easily spend days here visiting the beautiful beaches and the historic sights and obviously taking some photos of Trincomalee 🙂
Best time for photography
Trincomalee can get very hot depending on the time of year you travel there. I visited in September and most days were bright sunshine and in the mid-thirties. Accordingly, the best times to take good photographs are very early in the mornings (7am is even too late in my opinion )and very late in the afternoons. You’ll avoid shadows in your portrait photos and you’ll bypass the excessive perspiration too.
Best places to photograph
- Most visitors go to Trincomalee for the beaches. White sands, swaying palms, fisherfolk…what’s not to love? You’ll come away with some beautiful sunrise and sunset shots. Just remember to keep your horizons straight!
- Koneswaram Temple is a famous site to visit whilst in Trincomalee. You have to go through Fort Frederick to get to the top of Swami Rock to see the temple. On the way to the top, you will see plenty of spotted deer around the place. They are pretty docile and I even saw some tourists touching them. I wouldn’t recommend this personally.
Shoulders and knees should be covered when visiting Koneswaram Temple. I had on a skirt slightly higher than my knee and a shop owner just outside the temple gave me an old sari to tie around my waist during my visit. No photography is allowed inside the temple but there are plenty of photo opportunities outside.
- You can also get some good shots of Lovers Leap just outside the temple, whilst imagining the many romantic tragedies that have reported to have happened here.
- Trincomalee Bay is one of the world’s finest natural harbours. You can capture some great shots of the bay in and around Fort Frederick.