The Galle Face Green - commonly known as simply 'Galle Face' in short - is an excellent place in Colombo to unwind and spend a few leisurely hours by the side of the beach. The esplanade stretches on for about half a kilometre along the coast and is a popular spot amongst locals to play a game of cricket, fly kites in the evening or to just enjoy a quiet stroll. Plenty of food vendors will be found around the area selling food items ranging from ice cream to local seafood. It is located in close proximity to several of Sri Lanka's top luxury hotels and can be reached with a few minutes' walk. The area was established in 1856 by the Dutch in order to give their cannons a strategic line of fire against enemies and is presently being maintained by the Urban Development Authority of Sri Lanka.
Throughout the day
Around 1-2 hours
Adults, Families, Young Adults, Senior Guests, Children
The sunset at evening
Plenty of private space is available for Muslim travellers in need of prayer facilities at The Galle Face Green. Those who wish to visit a mosque may go to some of the mosques in the vicinity such as the Wekanda Jumma Mosque in Colombo 02 and the Fort Jumma Mosque at Chatham Street.
Plenty of Halal food will be available around the Galle Face Green area. In addition to the smaller eateries in the area, travellers may visit some of the bigger restaurants at some of the hotels for more dining options. Muslim travellers may also check out some of the popular Halal restaurants in Colombo such as The Sizzle, Hotel De Pilawoos, Bars Cafe, Arabian Knights and Paan Paan in Colombo 03.