Galle Face Green, Colombo
Galle Face Green, Colombo - Address, Phone Number
Address: A2, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
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Park, Walking Area, Family And Kids, Picnic Spot
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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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