Dutch Canal, Negombo

2.7
#1 of 9 in Nature in Western Province
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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  • Dutch channels that you can find and hatch on the lagoon where you can see all sorts of fun things
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  • Is a small lagoon there there wild water monitor and much more. I fish there salt water wellse. Beautiful lagoon.
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  • A long canal which goes to Chilaw. Can have boat ridings with beautiful surrounding
  • Its OK! Nothing special about it unless there's someone out o tell you about the history of the canal network and you are naturally interested in irrigation system and historical creations. . . .
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