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Galle face green is the largest open space and the most elegant promenade located in Colombo city. This elegant seaside promenade is a ribbon strip of land between Galle Road and Indian Ocean, stretching out to one-and-a-half kilometers.

Originally the Gall face green extended over a much larger area than seen today. It was mainly used as a horse racing course and partly as a golf course over 100 years ago during the time of Sir Henry Ward, the British Governor of Ceylon in 1859.

Today, the Gall Face Green is a perfect place for all those who want to indulge in their favorite pastimes next to the sea under the open sky. The green brightens up in the evenings, with children, families, vendors, teenagers, lovers, kite flyers and merrymakers and it is at its busiest on Saturday and Sunday evenings.

Surrounded by the famous colonial styled Galle Face Hotel, known as Asia's Emerald on the Green since 1864, Ceylon Intercontinental Hotel, the Taj Samudra, and the old parliament building, the green frequently hosts numerous international & local concerts and Kite festivals which are held during the month of February.

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