Galle Face Green

Galle Face Green

Galle Face Green is the most popular beach front park in the Colombo city, to have a relaxing evening and see the sunset. Not only that, there are many activities to do such as fly kites, taste Sri Lankan street food, do walking or jogging and enjoy fresh breeze coming from the Indian ocean.

Galle Face Green

Eventhogh, currently Galle face green is restricted to five hectares of beach front strip, originally it extended to more larger area bounding up to Beire lake and Colombo Fort walls. Few centuries ago, Dutch used this area as a point to to setup their cannons.

Galle Face Green

This one mile long Galle Face walk was established during the British Governor Sir Henry George Ward's time. Construction of this promenade was completed in year 1859.

Galle Face Green

The historic Gall Face Hotel ( established in 1864) is located by the one end of the Galle Face green Due to its historical values, location, tasty food and quality service, Galle Face Hotel is visited by many guests, both locals and foreigners.

Galle Face Green

Even though Galle face green has a lengthy beach front, beach is smaller when compared to Mount Laninia or Wellawatta. Sea is not so calm on most days and not recommend for sea bath.

Galle Face Green

With the fall of night, street food vendors open their stalls and carts for business. Famous Sri Lankan kotthu and prawn wade has high demand. Kids used to come this place in the evening for playing and fly kites.
In the morning many people used come to Galle face for exercising and burn their extra fat.

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