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Top attractions around Marawila – What to Expect in the Quiet Coastal Town

Marawila is a great holiday destination for those who wish to enjoy a quiet holiday at the beach. Here are some great attractions to look forward to on your next visit.

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The beaches

The beaches

The gorgeous coastline of Marawila is its main attraction. The beach is unspoiled and absolutely perfect for travellers who seek to relax and unwind. The beaches rarely fill up with crowds but they do offer a great selection of water sports and activities to enjoy. Most hotels in Marawila also feature aquatic sports centres to allow their guests to enjoy their chosen water sports. The Amagi Beach Marawila is a great choice to enjoy the beach as well as to enjoy a comfortable stay.

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Munneswaram Temple

Munneswaram Temple

This is a regional Hindu temple that also carried a great deal of historical importance. The temple is located just a short drive from Marawila and provides travellers with a chance to see the devotees carrying out their religious observances. It is believed that the temple has been in existence since 1000 CE. Local devotees also believe that the temple is linked with Ramayana, the Indian epic.

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St. Anne's Church

St. Anne's Church

Located in Talawila about an hour away from Marawila, St. Anne's Church is one of the oldest catholic churches in the island. If you visit the church, you will notice how the church not only attracts Catholics but devotees from other faiths as well. Just about every day, the church sees many visitors from all across the island. The church also offers some truly stunning views of the lovely Talawila Beach from the church.

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Negombo Dutch Fort

Negombo Dutch Fort

Negombo is located about an hour away from Marawila. The famous ruins of the Dutch Fort are located close to Negombo's famous coastline. The fort features a beautiful gateway that bears the inscription of the date, 1678. This is one of the most popular attractions for those who visit Marawila and Negombo. One can take a stroll on the esplanade and browse through the many shops located around the area. Don't forget to take some great photographs of the fort and the beautiful area on which it is located.

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The fishing village

The fishing village

Marawila is a coastal town with many locals who make a living by fishing. If you venture to the beach early in the morning, you will get to see the local fishermen arriving in boats and hauling their day's catch on to the shore. If you are up for an adventure, you may also get to join the fishermen as they tug their giant fishing nets out of the sea. Fresh off the boats, the fish is then sorted and sold to fish vendors, hoteliers, restaurant owners and local consumers. If you visit the fish market in the morning, you will get to see the locals, bargaining over the fish, learn more about the different species of fish caught in the Indian Ocean as well as to pick up some seafood to have for lunch.

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