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Hardly worth visiting

Near the prison stands the old Dutch clocktower which has never been maintained or looked after... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2018
palawanismyhome
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puerto princesa
Don’t go!

This is a poor excuse of a tower which isn’t maintained and left in ruins. There’s a jail right... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2018
Tanya D
via mobile
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Poruthota Road, Negombo 22100, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Near the prison stands the old Dutch clocktower which has never been maintained or looked after. Don't expect to see a clock.

Thank palawanismyhome
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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

This is a poor excuse of a tower which isn’t maintained and left in ruins. There’s a jail right across it which signifies the lack of respect for historical architecture. The port right next to it also stinks!

Thank Tanya D
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Being a fan of ruins, this site didnt leave much for the imagination. An old left over clock tower that was difficult to reach and see, due to the constructions taking place.

Thank MuhammadDudha
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

Last visited in January 2018 and moved to tears because I played around this clock tower with my sisters and brothers over 60 years ago. Better to turn left as you face the neglected edifice and climb the small hill to St Stephen's church, enjoy...More

Thank ralphrulach
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Reviewed 10 February 2018

Apart from the golden beaches, Negombo's attractions are vivid with several historical sites or developments standing out to greet the visitors. One such is the Portuguese fort in the heart of Negombo town known to have be en built in around 1640 and after capture...More

Thank Kamal P
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

The Dutch Clock tower is on top of a small hill. You have to pass the prison entrance to get there. There were many families waiting to go into the prison so the entrance to the tower area was blocked. We climbed up and were...More

1  Thank AlexandraIngle
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

Little to see and learn here. Near the Negombo Fish Market. Not interesting and only worth a quick photo.

1  Thank Michael C
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

This was a great clock tower. But now it can not be seen because it has felled during rain season. But you can see the ruins.

Thank Laksiri L
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Again a piece of history from the past during the dutch occupation of the island. Features European architecture and probably constructed by local masons and labour

Thank fjp4564
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Reviewed 30 May 2017

The prison nearby is more interesting than the clock tower/ Its like the rest of Negombo, a bit of a let down.

1  Thank ManchesterTonytiger
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