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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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  • Expecting more than a street full of local food and snacks. A treat for locals but unlikely for tourists unless you are adventurous and have a stomach for street food. Good stroll for sunset.  more »
  • With multiple projects going around the turf has not been maintained very well. Area is more lively in the evenings and night as most of the street vendors are closed during day due to few visitors. G...  more »
  • Galle face Green is the largest open space in Colombo. A beautiful strip of land along the Indian Ocean. It is originally established by Dutch which was much larger than this. This is open all year. I...  more »

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