Galle Face Green, Colombo

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#2 of 6 in Parks in Colombo
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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  • This stretch of Colombo beachfront is the heart and soul of Colombo. The vibe is good, it appears to be a safe area and is kept reasonably clean. The food stalls occupy this area. A large part of it s...  more »
  • Bad place to eat. As usual ripping off tourists. The food stalls more dirty and care of Sry Lanka. We spent more here than in all the restaurants where we ate on our trip. Keep in mind that with 200 lrk you eat a kottu great. Here you will pay almost 2000. Shameful and Moreover you eat practically in the middle of the garbage. Avoid to eat for a sunset stroll can go, but nothing more
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  • We were staying in Galle Face Hotel, so only a walk away. Spent an hour walking around, which was cool thanks to the breeze and interesting. Each stall sells similar things, kites, balls, toys. Food s...  more »

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