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Reviewed 2 days ago

Nowadays the lighthouse is inland and overlooks a Chinese construction project. It's OK if you just happen to pass by, otherwise it's not worth your time.. You can see a real nice light house in the fort of Gallle.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Bring a port city Colombo have a light house as well from past. This one is an old light house however visitors are not allowed to climb up

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 260rjp
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Being a port city Colombo has a light house too. Unfortunately you can not climb up and can only see it from outside

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Umang A
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

You can get a nice idea of this lighthouse by walking around it, unfortunately you can no longer go up in this lighthouse. It is surrounded by a super huge project from China.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank esopus35
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Even though I mentioned as a viewpoint, now with the development of "Port City" the view is disappeared.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Chirath007
Reviewed 26 June 2018

very nice view very good in city view, thsi is the only light house in the colombo city very good tourist attraction for new visit for sri lankan

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Dilakshan g
Reviewed 13 May 2018

I guess Colombo is the only city, which had many light houses, and they still preserved the old unused lighthouses as well. The older light houses are within the city now, which shows that the city had expanded to the sea. The current one will...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank arinds
Reviewed 13 April 2018

Hmm, it's OK, but not worth going out of your way to see. Sadly, it is no longer near the sea due to a massive land reclamation project. In my opinion, Colombo needs to be careful not to over-modernise; for it could lose much of...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank SimonDabbs
Reviewed 2 April 2018

The present lighthouse was built in 1952 but these days it is far from the sea as the government is reclaiming it by filling the area with sand. There is nothing but sand all around the area as workers are busy developing the area. There...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank palawanismyhome
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

This lighthouse, which is perhaps 60 years old, seems to have come down in the world as a landmark. It is curiously buried in an area in which a lot of port construction has occurred, which leaves one imagining how it might have been at...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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