Galle Face Green

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  • Address: A2, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Phone: +94-765389978
  • Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Park, Walking Area, Family And Kids, Picnic Spot

About Galle Face Green, Colombo

This lovely park, facing the Indian Ocean,  was once a marshland. The British Governor, Sir Henry Ward had it landscaped into a luxury promenade for the wealthy in 1856. Moreover, the clearing gave the cannons at the Fort a clear firing sight at any assaulting force from the sea. Today, it is THE place to be at sunset, when the grand colonial-era buildings surrounding the fort are bathed in crimson light. The half-kilometer long park usually has canoodlers, kite-flyers, joggers and picnickers populating it. In the weekends, food vendors move in to take advantage of the swelling crowds. Overlooking the beach are two of the city's main hotels-the Galle Face Hotel and the Ceylon Inter-Continental Hotel.

How To reach Galle Face Green by Public Transport

  • Take a tuk-tuk, taxi, or local bus to here Galle Face Bus Stop.
  • Drive or walk here.
  • Slave Island Railway Station.

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Things to Know Before Visiting Galle Face Green

  • 95% of people who visit Colombo include Galle Face Green in their plan

  • 41.76% of people start their Galle Face Green visit around 4 PM - 5 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Galle Face Green

Thursday, Friday and Saturday

92.7% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Galle Face Green

People normally club together Seema Malaka and Old Parliament Building while planning their visit to Galle Face Green.

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