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Review of Galle Face Green

Galle Face Green
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Ranked #20 of 112 things to do in Colombo
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

The Green is used as a promenade for a stroll along the edge of a long sea wall.
It has a lawn area for sitting ,eating relaxing.At night it is full of family,couples and friends enjoying one and others company. Both it and the promenade have views to the sea.At.sunset small food stalls are set up along it to buy snacks. Some very tasty. A viewing platform/pier gives you a chance to watch the sun set..The taking down of the national flag at sunset at the monument on the green is a proud and ritualistic event to be seen.
At the right end of the Green there is a development of reclaimed sea for land,This project is by the Chinese Gov with a 99year lease.It will house multi story appt/buildings shopping complexes and is HUGE.
It has already destroyed the once clear view of the sunset from the promenade /deck.Cranes and other machinery abound then to be following by multi story buildings.
A stroll in the night air,see locals at leisure, and glimpses of the sunset ...your choice.

Thank Rodney T
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

We enjoyed the evening stroll and watched the sun set beautiful. Small boutique shops selling local evening bites.

Thank KathiraveluG
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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

Our guide took us to see Galle Face Green and we knew it appears on the list of Top 10 Things to see in Colombo. But honestly, it is just a large piece of lawn on which families and people gather and relax. The surrounding buildings are more interesting than the Green itself.

Thank SusanS6473
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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Nice place to hang out. There are plenty of shops selling street food and its very famous for Isso wade (Prawn topped patty). Very crowded during the weekend because families come with their kids.
Would recommend to go there on weekdays by 5 so you can have a clear view of the sunset.

Thank zenzami
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

Access :
Galle face if located at the commercial center of Colombo , the capital city of Sri Lanka. It is a Large Green area resided next to the Sea. It is within 1.5Km from Colombo main Bus Stand / railway station (Pettah ) and just next to many famous star hotels including Shangri la , Ramada , Taj Samudra , Galadhari , The Kingsbury , Hilton and Ancient Galle Face Hotel too.
There is no entry fee to this location and ample parking available nearby. From Pettah a tuk-tuk will charge you Rs.150 - 200 to drop at Galle Face.

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The sea at Galle face is calm nice beach area , next to colombo harbour .You will find that many people, children play at the beach and having bath and enjoy. This place is very beautiful during evenings and you will experience amazing sunsets here ( Please see the photos I shared )This green is very famous for Kiting and everyday you can see kids and elders enjoy kiting . There are many food stalls along the cost and you will find spicy Sri Lankan ,Indian, Malaysian and Chinese food stalls whew you can have a good meal at a price around 5$. Consuming alcohol in public places is not allowed in Sri Lanka and the same rule applies here.

There is no special restrictions or risks in this are and there are many Police officers and Guards in this are till mid night. Normally you can visit this place from morning to night x 365 days (Except for very few days where there are some special celebrations happens here - Ex. National Independence day) .

1  Thank Nadeera G
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