VIDEO: Jaffna Town, A Tour of Tamil Sri Lanka

By Mark Wiens 25 Comments

First, Watch the Jaffna Video (Above)!

The town of Jaffna (யாழ்ப்பாணம்) is located in the northern part of Tamil, Sri Lanka.

All the footage from this video was taken during my $10 per day trip to Sri Lanka in October 2011.

Jaffna CityHere are the highlights of this Jaffna Town travel video:

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Have you ever visited Jaffna?

 

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  • Channa

    7 years ago

    Love how you keep an open mind when traveling. You made me homesick…..until you mentioned the humidity! People should know that the food is great though only if you can handle spice. Do you think SL food is the spiciest?

    • Mark Wiens

      7 years ago

      Hi Channa, thank you very much, I had such an amazing visit. Yes, the food is deliciously spicy. Hmm, not sure about the spiciest, but there were some spicy dishes, and I loved them.

  • Virushan

    9 years ago

    The sour mangoes, are amazing if you toss them around in a dish with jaffna curry powder and salt.

    • Mark Wiens

      9 years ago

      Hey Virushan, yes, I should have added some of the curry powder and salt. They were sour, but good!

  • Adsu

    9 years ago

    THANKS for this nice Video and the Photos.

  • Shiyamala

    9 years ago

    Loved watching the video. Wood apple cream is my favourite drink, usually the pulp from the ripe woodapple is mixed with coconut cream and sugar and the seeds are sieved (can be diluted to suite your taste).

    • Mark Wiens

      9 years ago

      Wow, that sounds delicious Shiyamala! I didn’t get to try that, but I would love to! Thanks for watching my video.

  • Robert (@Kenya Safari)

    9 years ago

    The goat scene is abit scary but the video is very good. And a good point on the expected dress codes from an earlier comment

    • Mark Wiens

      9 years ago

      Thanks for watching Robert! Jaffna is such an interesting destination to visit!

  • Kel Aussie

    9 years ago

    An awesome part of Sri Lanka I recommend people take the time to explore? I loved exploring here back in 2007 amazing people with a rich culture. Greet video Mark!

  • 2Summers

    9 years ago

    Fantastic video I wish I had a plate of paratha in front of me right now. I especially loved the goat head-butting scene toward the beginning.

  • The Miz

    9 years ago

    I heard rumors about security issues in India and Thailand, does it feel any different in there than most of times.
    I`m planning to visit Sri Lanka next month, guess I`ll go to Jaffna as well.

    • Mark Wiens

      9 years ago

      Hey Miz,
      Yah, there have been some recent security issues, but on ground level, things still feel the same to me. Yah, I’d definitely recommend visiting Jaffna when you visit Sri Lanka!

  • Lyka Ricks

    9 years ago

    Nice Asian Tour! Glad your exploring Sri Lanka and we have not gone there yet.

    • Mark Wiens

      9 years ago

      Thanks Lyka, hope you get a chance to visit – it’s a beautiful country!

  • Dean

    9 years ago

    Awesome video, Mark. Really enjoyed it, and Jaffna looks like an interesting place to visit. Cheers

    • Mark Wiens

      9 years ago

      Thanks for watching Dean. Jaffna really is a great place to visit – I really enjoyed it!

  • Bhathiya

    9 years ago

    nice to see you in jaffna, it is really hot on jaffna ….
    and some tip for girls who visit to sri lanka ,
    plz..
    get dress with long sleeves,
    If you dress like that you will be protect from mosquitoes !!
    and it is good to us to ..
    because when you where tiny skirts our girls are also try to do that it is not suitable for our country !
    in case of that plz.. where some long dresses !!! 😀
    nice job.. thanks a lot !

    • Mark Wiens

      9 years ago

      Hey Bhathiya,
      Thanks for watching the video and for the travel tips – great to have a local perspective, thanks for your input!

    • mahinda

      9 years ago

      Great…

  • Rachel

    9 years ago

    Nice video! After checking out your Sri Lanka posts (especially the food one!) it’s definitely on my radar.

    • Mark Wiens

      9 years ago

      Great to hear this Rachel and I hope you get a chance to visit Sri Lanka – it’s an amazing island. Thanks for watching the video!