Galle Face Green, Colombo

3.7
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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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  • This is a nice walk on the promenade, with the sea on on side and string of 5 star hotels and luxury high-rise buildings on the other side of the road. Clean, safe and friendly vibe. Nice place to spe...  more »
  • This is a large open area with very little to see except perhaps the water coming up to the rocks. There is no shelter from the heat and very little here. There are also very few places to sit. An are...  more »
  • It's cool to hang out for sunsets and just enjoy the vibe and locals with kites around you. Don't forget to eat there a crab in some of the stands as well! Cheap and delicious.  more »
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  • The view of the sea is good as the ramp takes you into the ocean. But on a Sunday or Holiday the beach is very crowded. If you like adventure you can go down to the rocks, but the sea is very rough out there. There are several stalls selling various food, the most popular are the Isso wade. Nice place to spend some leisure time watching the sea
  • One of the most relaxing place to visit in Colombo, but during these days the place is not well maintained and constructions are going on all around the place, new hotels , apartments and port city is being built up. If your a fan of street food it is really nice to taste some with evening breeze.
  • good place for relaxation. it's amazing for the sun set. you can enjoy the street food and sea foods for a small price here.
  • A must go place in Colombo, relaxation for your mind and good time spend with your loved ones and kids. See breeze, junk foods, kites and much more. A must go once in a while
  • Great view of the sea. Food stalls everywhere (didn't look clean enough to me). Also places to grab a drink, sit and watch the world go by . Lots of kite flying too, both rent and buy. Definitely worth a look if you're nearby, especially when the sun goes down (about 6pm in January).
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