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Reviewed 2 days ago

Such a happy place, aside from the huge port the Chinese are building adjacent to the green. Lovely to see the locals promenading and playing cricket a the sun sets over the Indian Ocean. The Isso Vadai, orange pancakes with prawns are delicious, a culinary highlight.

Thank Andrew D
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is one of my favourite place to roam around with my hub and kid. Specially i run to grab my favourite stuff that's "ISSO WADE" (MADE OUT OF PRAWNS) It's very yummy any kind of junk food can be grab over here

Thank sjurangpathy28
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We walked from the Galle Face Hotel to the large roundabout by the historic town. Whichever way we looked we seemed to be looking at a giant building site. Once all the construction work is finished it might be more pleasant! The sea is not suitable for bathing.

Thank carha
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Reviewed 1 week ago

on weekends its packed with locals and tourists... can get a bit crowded.. not all that green anymore... the street food outlets are so many.... one must try the Prawn cookie (local name isso wade) its delicious and spicy!...
Kite flying is a common sight at gall face green... saw youngsters bringing their musical instruments and singing away... real part atmosphere

Thank Ridha a
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a nice place tospend the evening in Colombo with lots pf people around and cool breeze from sea embraces you. There are small hawkers selling sea foods down the lane which is pretty inexpensive. A tuktuk can take you there even if you stay in a corner of Colombo. Sunday is a rush hour but you enjoy the crowd.

Thank awesfahmi
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After drinks at the Kingsbury's rooftop bar, we were heading for the Galle Face Hotel for another drink. Our host asked if we wanted to take a tuk tuk or walk. No brainer! Of course we wanted to walk and we didn't even know that would mean a stroll down Galle Face Green. What a great bustling place it is. I'm reminded of Mumbai's Marine Drive or Zanzibar's Stone Town sea-front food market. Dozens of small stalls selling the kind of food that looks great, probably tastes great, but is a bit of a risk when you're new in town and don't want to risk food poisoning from a Crab Cake that's been sitting in the sun all afternoon.

We walked on a blustery afternoon, enjoying the crowds, watching families at play, couples a-courting, and Colombo's locals having fun to one side and the ocean crashing in on the other.

Loved it!

Thank Barbara L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a stretch of about 500 meters along the sea on one side and star class hotels surrounding the area, northern end is Kingsbury Hotel and southern end is famous Galle face hotel with colonial architecture.
Friday to Sunday is busy and crowded with locals visiting this place. So Monday to Thursday is highly recommended for a peaceful visit.
There are about 200m of stalls selling food and drink of various types so no one need go hungry. Also it is a great place for flying kites and a great number were in evidence.
Watching the Sunset is great. So if interested visit around 5-7p.m. After 8 p.m. it is not recommended for a tourist to hang around although tourist police is present.

Thank Rohan R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The view of the sea is good as the ramp takes you into the ocean. But on a Sunday or Holiday the beach is very crowded. If you like adventure you can go down to the rocks, but the sea is very rough out there. There are several stalls selling various food, the most popular are the Prawn Cakes and the Crab Cakes. Nice place to spend some leisure time watching the sea.

Thank StevenP3423
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hi

Imagine a sunset, then consider this!
I’d walked over 4km’s from the movenpick to get here and the exercise was well worth the effort

I like the Galle Face and the green

Today, kits were flying kites

Yesterday, some were playing football

If I lived here, I’d be beating a path here everyday!

Well done to the Colombo municipal teams for keeping this place so clean and safe

Thank JYach
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

gall face green is very popular place among Sri Lankan ,any age group can relax, enjoy this ground with see breeze ,nice view ,food outlet, venders, you can enjoy more.very popular among kite.

Thank Jayanthe D
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