Dutch Canal, Negombo

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Flowing through the heart of the city, Dutch Canal once acted as an important transportation and trading route. Today, the long canal still allows transportation, but mostly for tourists looking for a unique way to explore the city. Various tour operators conduct boat tours on the canal, which typically include several stops along the way and end at Negombo Lagoon. Alternatively, approach a local boatman to inquire about a tour. To visit Dutch Canal and get the most from your holiday in Negombo, create itinerary details personal to you using our Negombo itinerary planner.
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  • By chance passing by in a car, but the Canal's Netherlands colonial houses around the relatively new Sri Lanka in the goal-like atmosphere is not necessarily taste. However, the spots and say, what? Maybe if slim look is the discovery shouldn't be interested in historic buildings, although the dare go.
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  • And this! So I thought a canal rather than the muddy river. Is in tuk-tuk went on have slew.
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  • As a first introduction to tropical Sri Lanka is a boat trip fun. There is a lot to see but though dwarfed by what you see in the rest of Sri Lanka.
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  • The Hamilton Canal (also commonly known as the Dutch Canal) is a 14.5 km (9.0 mi) canal connecting Puttalam to Colombo in Sri Lanka. The canal was constructed by the British in 1802 and completed in 1804. It was designed to drain salt water out of the Muthurajawela wetlands. The canal was named after Gavin Hamilton, the Government Agent of Revenue and Commerce
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