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Clock Tower, Galle
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When exploring the fort, stop for a moment to admire the incredible architecture of Clock Tower. The people of Galle paid to build the tower in memory of Doctor Peter Daniel Anthonisz, a prominent local surgeon renowned for his humanitarian work. This landmark overlooks the former guard room, known as the "Moon Bastion," and stands out as a prominent feature of the city's historical fort. Hire a guide to gain an insight into some local stories surrounding the landmark. By using our Galle family vacation planner, you can arrange your visit to Clock Tower and other attractions in Galle.
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  • You can't go inside, but the views of the city and the ocean is unique. A walk around the neighborhood gives a real feeling of participation in the history of the Fort. How to build and deploy section of this Fort is very interesting.
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  • Cannot go inside but the area around it has great views of the city and ocean. The area around it gives you a real feel for the history of the fort. Can also see into the famous cricket ground 
  • On your walk oer the wall you'll pass many bastions, putting areas Bailey rammed with old foundations of cannons and bunkers. The battlements are a popular place for couples who do anything ... The Bell Tower is a welcome change from the low building of the wall. It is built by the English a little different than the rest. which makes it look nice and stands out. You can visit the tower.
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