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. Use our Colombo day trip planning site to add Galle Face Green and other attractions to your Colombo vacation plans.
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  • Food stalls are quite similar to juhu chowpati in mumbai, and the street food carries best delicacies.  more »
  • If you are an international tourists, it is best to avoid this beach. It is essentially a local hang out place for families and couples which is overcrowded especially in the evenings and on public ho...  more »
  • The Beach is not as good as u think, we could not get a good traditional food and if you get you cannot eat and if you eat you cannot pay .....it's really that expensive. So my suggestion is just to m...  more »

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