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Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Nothing really much to see. Nice clock tower but to be honest you could just drive past it and wouldn't be missing anything. We were walking past this area so was okay but otherwise we wouldn't have made a journey to see it

Thank Ketan B
Reviewed 29 May 2018

The Clock Tower is located close to the port area; you can't miss it if you arrive by cruise ship, but it is modern 20th Century and not particularly inspiring. It's worth a quick photo, if you pass it, whilst walking around the city.

Thank mikesierra
Reviewed 2 April 2018

This early 20th century clock tower marks the entrance to Pettah market and was constructed by the Kahn family, who owwned the Colombo oil mills and several other businesses in the country. They originated from Bombay and there is an inscription on the tower showing...More

Thank palawanismyhome
Reviewed 16 February 2018

The clock tower is nice and kept in good condition but there isn’t much to do except have a look,take a photo and keep walking.Not worth doing a special trip just to see it.It is in the fort area anyway so you will see it...More

Thank caddyandbellA
Reviewed 24 January 2018

The clock tower is now the centrepiece of a roundabout, and is best viewed from a distance. It is in the old Colombo Fort area, close to Pettah markets. Don't go out of your way to look for it, but if you are in the...More

Thank Ilmar T
Reviewed 23 January 2018

This is not the one in the middle of Fort, Khan is actually at the roundabout where Sir Baron Jayathilaka Mawatha street enters Pettah, so you'll see it if you walk that way. It's nothing special but it's got some nice sort-of stripes.

Thank mrdom
Reviewed 5 November 2017

My guide Harold explained me about the history of this monument, otherwise no would no the significance of this place. Very well maintained too.

Thank arinds
Reviewed 24 October 2017

This landmark is located on the west side of Colombo City Center which is walking distance towards the Fort and the seaside.

Thank kiltmaker2
Reviewed 22 October 2017

The Khan clock tower is located at the entrance to the Pettah which is a bazaar area. It is only of average interest to visitors and definitely not the Lighthouse clock tower. Regrettably, there are many posts/pictures on TripAdvisor which incorrectly state that this is...More

Thank hdias
Reviewed 14 October 2017

One of the City's landmarks having a light-hose included in the Khan’s clock tower. The clock tower at Colombo Fort is a landmark of the city situated near to the President's Palace, the Fort area, the Pettah Market and the Dutch Hospital Precinct. It is...More

Thank Titus D
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