Galle Face Green, Colombo

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Get the city on one side and the sea on the other at Galle Face Green, the city's green lung. The largest open space in the urban area, it sits between the busy financial district and the ocean. Once used as an official sports area, with horse racing, a golf course, and rugby and cricket pitches, the park now serves as a blank canvas for locals and tourists to indulge in their favorite activities, surrounded by extensive views of the ocean. For Galle Face Green and beyond, use our Colombo itinerary maker to get the most from your Colombo vacation.
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  • August 17, 2017
    You do not really get to walk along the sea, however, the view - the clear sky with some bird shaped kites flying alongside the sea did make it a mesmerizing event. If you are someone who would like l...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    There are many people who recommend stall like a lot and walks by the sea, in the square kite. They sell cheap drinks and food is good.
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  • August 14, 2017
    First advice is to avoid all types of warm food that they offer at various shops. If you are really tempted then try out labelled pocketed ones such as ice cream cookies. Rest is best to be avoided fo...  more »

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