Top 10 famous clocks worldwide

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The clock, one of the oldest human inventions, has become an essential part in homes, offices and many other places. In the clock history, a variety of clocks have been invented such as water clock, candle clock, electric clock, digital clock and so on. Nowadays, clocks not only serve to tell the time but also become the symbols of the city for ages. Big Ben in England or Glockenspiel in Germany or Samrat Yantra in India is considered to be the most stunning clock and attracts a wide range of tourists all over the world. Let’s have a look at the following pictures to discover top 10 famous clocks as follows:

 


Glockenspiel in Munich, Germany comprises 43 bells and 32 life-sized figures. Its top half describes the marriage of local Duke Wilhelm V and Renata of Lorrain.

Glockenspiel in Munich, Germany comprises 43 bells and 32 life-sized figures. Its top half describes the marriage of local Duke Wilhelm V and Renata of Lorrain.

 

 


The Colgate Clock, located at a Colgate-Palmolive factory in Clarksville, Indiana, is one of the largest clocks in the world with the diameter of 12.19 meters.

The Colgate Clock, located at a Colgate-Palmolive factory in Clarksville, Indiana, is one of the largest clocks in the world with the diameter of 12.19 meters.

 


The Prague Astronomical Clock in the Czech Republic was designed by the master clockmaker Jan Hanus.

The Prague Astronomical Clock in the Czech Republic was designed by the master clockmaker Jan Hanus.

 


The clock on the roof of Cevahir Shopping Centre in Istanbul, Turkey has the diameter of 36 meters.

The clock on the roof of Cevahir Shopping Centre in Istanbul, Turkey has the diameter of 36 meters.

 


With the diameter of 9 meters, Aarau\'s clock has the largest face in Europe.

With the diameter of 9 meters, Aarau\'s clock has the largest face in Europe.

 


The Floral Clock in Niagara Park is created with up to 16,000 carpet bedding plants. The floral design is changed twice each year.

The Floral Clock in Niagara Park is created with up to 16,000 carpet bedding plants. The floral design is changed twice each year.

 

 

The giant Ferris wheel in Yokohoma, Japan is equipped with a digital clock at the centre.

 

The Samrat Yantra, which means

The Samrat Yantra, which means "Supreme Instrument", is situated in Jaipur, India. It is the world\'s largest sundial with the height of 27 meters.

 


Situated in the Kremlin\'s Spasskaya Tower, the clock\'s chimes play the national anthem of Russia.

Situated in the Kremlin\'s Spasskaya Tower, the clock\'s chimes play the national anthem of Russia.

 


Big Ben in London, England first ticked on May 31st, 1859. It is now the largest four-faced chiming clock and the third tallest clock tower in the world.

Big Ben in London, England first ticked on May 31st, 1859. It is now the largest four-faced chiming clock and the third tallest clock tower in the world.

 

 


The Mecca Clock in Saudi Arabia will soon become the biggest clock in the world. Overlooking the Grand Mosque, it is located on the 601-meter tower.

The Mecca Clock in Saudi Arabia will soon become the biggest clock in the world. Overlooking the Grand Mosque, it is located on the 601-meter tower.

 

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This article was published on 2010/08/19
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