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Rare reamains of Colombo Fort

Just a bell tower as you can see it. But this is one of the rare evidences of existence of Colombo... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2018
Gampaha, Sri Lanka
A historical landmark of colonial era!

Kayman gate Belltower is a historical landmark situated in Pettah, an old part of Colombo city... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2017
Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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22 Jun 2018
“Rare reamains of Colombo Fort”
18 Nov 2017
“A historical landmark of colonial era!”
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Reviewed 22 June 2018

Just a bell tower as you can see it. But this is one of the rare evidences of existence of Colombo Fort. Dating back to 17th Century Dutch ear. Kayman's gate was the entrance point to the Fort. Bell tower is situated at this Kayman's...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank isurupremaratne
Reviewed 18 November 2017

Kayman gate Belltower is a historical landmark situated in Pettah, an old part of Colombo city. It’s located in the entrance to old Colombo Fort. This is not a well-maintained structure but a good construction to remember the colonial era of Colombo.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank zamanwho
Reviewed 2 October 2017

This Belltower is located within the heart of Old Town. This structure doesn't look like it have been taken care of by the local authority. It is a great structure remembering the past colonial era of Colombo.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank kiltmaker2
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Above lines from a beautiful sinhala song, mentions Kayman gate which is historical landmark situated in Pettah, which is the commercial hub of Colombo. It is said that Kayman gate marked the entrance to old Colombo Fort, now there are no rampart or buildings remained....More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Anuka C
Reviewed 9 March 2016

How could you leave such a remnance of history in this place ? All around it just a misery .I hardly could take a photo. We saw it just by chance while walking to find the Old Town Hall.This whole area needs a quick face...More

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Yoav K
Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

Located at the intersection of Main and 4th Cross Streets in the Pettah Markets. This small grey stone structure is fenced off with wire mesh fencing but the only signs say it's an archeological site not what it is. Unless are walking then this is...More

Date of experience: January 2016
2  Thank Dingo_dude
Reviewed 26 September 2015

located in a messy and busy area of colombo city where shopping takes prominent place. Not really a tourist attraction but worth looking at it if you pass it by.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank AmilaX
Reviewed 10 September 2015

This ancient bell tower is the only building remaining at the entrance to old Colombo fort and commercial hub during British Colonial era. All other building peremeter walls etc have either fallen down with time or demolished by people along the period of time to...More

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank 235prasannaa
Reviewed 9 April 2015 via mobile

This is old Ceylon. This has Portugese and Dutch history of Ceylon combined.This historical monument is worth the visit.

Thank 3SEse7
Reviewed 24 May 2014

This is situated at Pettah , main Street and 4th Cross street turn.This was constructed by Dutch in their commercial district. Kaaiman means Alligator that time the Beira lake was extented up to here and the alligators comes here to eat the garbage. If you...More

Date of experience: May 2014
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