The island of Sri Lanka is known for its rich culture and heritage and this fact is quite evident by the number of beautiful temples and churches scattered across the island. The seaside town of Negombo is no different. Here are just a few of them that you shouldn’t miss out on.
A beach paradise located quite close to the Commercial Capital – Colombo – Negombo is a small town that oozes with colonial charm and splendour. This is often reflected by the few divine temples in the town and here are a few of them.
If you are staying at a popular Negombo beach hotel the likes of Heritance Negombo, this beautiful temple is approximately 4km (9 mins) away. It is the largest temple in the city and also houses a giant Buddha image in it. If you love history and want to know more about Sri Lanka’s – then this is the place to go! The monks here can you give you a lot of information on the bygone eras and Sri Lankan Kings who ruled at the time.
Sri Singama Kali Amman Kovil
Known for its grand architecture and colourful sculptures, the Sri Singama Kali Amman Kovil is a Hindu kovil located quite close to the Sri Lankan Airport. This holy shrine is known to be frequented by pilgrims during the festivals Vesak Poya, Poson, Mahashivaratri and Nallur.
St Sebastian’s Church
A beautiful roman catholic church built by Father G. Gannon, the St. Sebastian’s church is said to be modelled in gothic revival style similar to the Reims Cathedral in France. Damaged by the awful Easter attacks that happened in April of 2019, the church has now undergone a reconstruction but still stays true to its gothic roots.