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Address: Rampart Street | Galle Fort, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
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Clock tower

Useful landmark at Galle Fort, but not much more to get excited about. If I'm not mistaken, the clock was showing the incorrect time when I visited!

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Bangkok, Thailand
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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Useful landmark at Galle Fort, but not much more to get excited about. If I'm not mistaken, the clock was showing the incorrect time when I visited!

Thank Raintree_Thailand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For those seeking the Fort you simply have to lookout for the clock tower which seems in great condition.

Thank Pablo17
Luton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

The Clock Tower is located just within the walls of Galle Fort overlooking the new town and the International Cricket Ground. This landmark is some four storeys high but one can't go inside. There are statues around the base and it sets a historic scene for the east of the old town. Very busy with tourists as a popular focus.

Thank shark939
Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Don't be afraid to climb up the wall: the views are great, you'll never regret spending time hanging around there.

Thank VictorVJ1089WF
hong kong
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

so crowded although it was beautiful place. i went there again at 5pm something, that was less people & getting beautiful sunset at nearly bastion. that was great

Thank iamface
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

This is perched on top of the forte. Really cool site. Can't go inside but really cool from the outside.

Thank Tammy T
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

I have driven through several towns across Sri Lanka and noticed most of them have prominently located Clock Towers. My driver cum guide told me this was an initiative taken by a former President of Sri Lanka. Galle's Clock Tower is actually part of the Galle Fort complex and is clearly visible from a distance. It is definitely more appealing... More 

Thank AshleyAzavedo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Another interesting site to visit while in the galle fort. has a good walk around it and you can continue to talk towards the sea with the fort walls providing good photo opportunity.

Thank VKK62
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Cannot go inside but the area around it has great views of the city and ocean. The area around it gives you a real feel for the history of the fort. Can also see into the famous cricket ground

Thank Peter W
Kluang, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

This pace gives you the cool, nostalgic feeling as you see the reminiscence of centuries old buildings with splendid architecture. The locals are friendly and polite. No one haggles you to buy souvenirs. Good place for photography.

Thank antjoe19

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