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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 3 days ago
zamanwho
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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
Historical Tower in Old Town Colombo

This Belltower is located within the heart of Old Town. This structure doesn't look like it have... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
kiltmaker2
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Evanston, Illinois
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3 days ago
“A historical landmark of colonial era!”
2 Oct 2017
“Historical Tower in Old Town Colombo”
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Main Street | Pettah, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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.

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.

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

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

Thank Kertesz
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

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.

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

1  Thank Prasanna A
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 SE s
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

6  Thank Aadhes
Reviewed 22 April 2013

The Bell Tower is on the side of Main Street, Pettah and can easily be missed among the many pavement hawkers, shoppers and garbage! You cannot get a clear photo of it, with so much that is happening around it. Kaymen Gate is so names...More

1  Thank 1LifeStand
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