Mannar is a town on Mannar Island, which is part of Mannar District. The town is situated at the bridge connecting mainland Sri Lanka with Mannar Island. The main attractions of the city of Mannar are the fishing port, a huge baobab tree and the Dutch fort. Mannar Island is inhabited by feral horses. In this respect, Mannar is comparable to the remote island of Delft in the Gulf of Mannar. Find comprehensive information about Mannar here...
St Anthony’s Church is a ruin of a Dutch colonial building. It’s the rare example of a church built of coral stone. Parts of the remnants are covered by sand. This area belongs to the longest sand dune of Sri Lanka. The name of the location, Manalkadu, translates to sand-bush.
The name „Point Pedro“ refers to both a city on the Jaffna Peninsula and the northermost point of Sri Lanka. The Tamil name of the city is Paruttittuṟai, which translates to „Cotton Harbour“. The Sinhalese name of the town is „Peduru Tuduva“. The extreme point (9°50′8″N 80°12′44″E) is located 432 km north of Dondra Head, which is the southernmost Point of the island.
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