Hamilton Canal, Negombo Fish Market, Negombo Lagoon and Fishing Village Boat Trip – A holiday in a fishing village

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Well known among many tourists for its fishing trade, the town of Negombo is presently perceived as one of the more enjoyable destinations to call by when holidaying in Sri Lanka.

Negombo Fish Market

Negombo is home for the second largest fish market in Sri Lanka. This will have to be the first stop of your journey in Negombo because the market opens at 6 am. If you reach the place early in the morning, you’ll be able to spot how fishermen come to the market after a fishing trip. There are many Negombo accommodation options close to the market. For those staying at a hotel such as Amagi Aria, it will take around 12 minutes to reach the Negombo Fish Market.

Hamilton Canal

The Hamilton Canal is a lucid evidence to prove the homeland expertise of Dutch colonists. The history of canals in Sri Lanka including many irrigation channels speak volumes of the rich hydraulic heritage prevailed in the country centuries back. Now tourists can walk along the pathways of the canal observing the locals or have a boat ride along the still waters!

Negombo Lagoon

The Negombo Lagoon is popular for its rich bio-diversity of flora and fauna. It also comprises one of the most sensitive and productive ecosystems in Sri Lanka. Diverse species of plants, mangroves, mudflats, seagrasses, and animals in the lagoon are second to none!

Fishing Village

When in Negombo, one should not miss exploring the traditional ‘Fishing Village’ to get to know the Negombo’s centuries-old fishing trade. The best way to accomplish this would be to go on a cycle excursion through quaint villages. Watch how the fishermen mend torn nets and clear out their boats!

Maggie Tulliver is a passionate travel writer. Her field of writing covers a wide array of content and articles related to travel and hospitality industry.

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