Galle Face Green, Colombo

Galle Face Green, Colombo - Address, Phone Number

Address: A2, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Phone: +94-765389978

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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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