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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  • We were there on a Tuesday lunch time so maybe midweek is different but we were really disappointed. There were very few booths open and those that were had little on offer. We ended up going elsewher...  more »
  • This was a great place to people watch the local Sri Lankans and see how the locals relax and unwind. Also a good place to check out local street food...if you dare!  more »
  • It was a great experience to see the Galle Fort and create a good information on the british time in sri lanka.  more »
  • A beautiful landmark place of Colombo city to just hang out and watch all the activities around you! It’s never dull here. Even though this place gets crowded you still can have your own privacy and be in your own little world as the world around you just passes by at this Busy place! Good place for children as well as there is enough and more activities to keep them occupied from flying kites to various forms of entertainment! When here having food at the famous nanas food stall is a definite must! Advisable to go just before sunset as it’s really cool and relaxing then.
  • Good place for relax ... it's very famous family night out and for lovers... with the Beach view, and the sun set in evening looks very beautiful.... and also can play foot ball, Willy ball and games.... also very famous for kite riding and kite festival also held here... popular for music nights...
  • Whats good The sea face is huge and well designed to manage big crowd. There are stalls and ground but all to ensure dispersed crowd. Whats not good The access road is almost always under heavy traffic which means constant blaring of horns. What to do Go at sunset. Sit and relax. Enjoy snacks sold at the stalls. Take a few pictures.
  • Sweltering heat during the day. Perfect for a walk or run at sun down. Flamboyant and plenty of street food carts (don't bank on hygiene). Nice relaxing place long as the sun is down.
  • Nice clean place.. Good for family outing. Many food stalls.. Toy vendor.. Open space for kids to play

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