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A tower with a clock

Its a tower with a clock. Nice enough but that's it. You'll probably walk past it at some stage, have a look and check it off the list.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 January 2017
Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

Its a tower with a clock. Nice enough but that's it. You'll probably walk past it at some stage, have a look and check it off the list.

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

The tower sits at an intersection as the entrance to the Pettah Market of Colombo and once you move past the tower itself away from the government buildings you experience of what Colombo is all about. The twoer itself is not that special however.

Thank Oldjack
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

The clock tower is just a tower tbh you can't walk up it just view it. The tower itself is nice enough!

Thank Adam S
Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

It's an opportunity for a photo but not much else. If you're passing by then stop for a look but I wouldn't go out of your way to see this

Thank BangkokAndy1976
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

how well has it stood the test of time. displaying the correct time for all to see over many years. also it is a direction point if you need to go shopping, in pettah or fort. right behind it, is wimaladharma brothers, the backup of the tower of strength. hats off for a job well done for the longest time... More 

Thank mariansira
Doha, Qatar
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

This lovely tower is situated in a really busy, cramped part of town. There are some lovely period buildings but due to often double or triple parking in the streets around, actually stopping and enjoying the buildings is almost impossible. The authorities could do so much more to help tourists get the most from what's on offer.

Thank ThatNicky
Hertfordshire, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

Worth a quick viewing, and an easy point of reference if you get lost. From experience the clock displays the correct tome, an added bonus.

Thank HengyChat
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

It is a clock tower. Not much else. Not as nice as the one in the Fort area. Still if you visit Pettah, you are likely to walk by it.

Thank TorontoMusicman
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

The Clock Tower is a popular landmark and marks the entrance to Pettah Market. The Tower is roughly four stores high. The Clock Tower was built in the early 20th century by the family of Framjee Bhikhajee Khan from Bombay India. You can see this on yur way to pettah market while passing by.

Thank Thisanthi
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016

Nothing more dramatic or special than that. In most cities it wouldn't be regarded as a "sight", but Colombo has such a dearth of things to see that this gets a mention.

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