Flag hoisting and lowering ceremony
It’s proud Sri Lankan moment that top on the list. One of the Triforces, the Navy, is in charge of the ceremony. The Lion flag is raised to stand high in the air at 9 in the morning and is brought down with humility and respect at 6 in the evening, just before the sun is ready to set. The flag Lowering ceremony gets special attention from the leisure seekers on the Galle Face Green. When the flag comes down, everything comes to a standstill position including the crowd to give due respect to the nation’s pride. This is a must watch site and an amazing opportunity for photographers to capture the moment.
Trying Sri Lanka Street Food
Galle Face Green is the only prominent and favourite place for Trying Sri Lanka Street Food in Colombo. Having NaNa’sTandoori Chicken and Naan is a must try thing in Galle Face Green. Apart from Nana’s, it has street food vendors selling the famous “Isso Wade” and “Achcharu” or pickle in small food stalls. “Achcharu” from Galle Face Green has its own Sri Lankan flavour with a mixer of different spices from Sri Lanka. “PaanParag” is another snack to try in the Galle face Green which is served in a cube shaped beetle leaves and areca nuts in different flavours and colours It is sweetened with crushed dates syrup. “Kottu” or “ Kottu Parata “ sold in Nana’s is second only to Pilawoos.
Beachfront for relaxation at Galle Face Green
It’s historically known for a beach front for sports. It was once a race course and later the British played their other favourite sports such as Polo, Golf, Cricket and Rugby. Today Galle Face Green has become a Beachfront for relaxation, playing family cricket and an ideal place for kite flyers, which can be considered as an escape from a life dominated by technology and a chance to bring back good old days’ outdoor childhood games for Colombo City dwellers. Easy Toys like Yoyo, puppetry, kites and various toys are sold by street vendors seated on the Galle Face Lawn, is a special treat for children.
“Faire Une Promenade”
Walking with the rising sun or sunset between The Galle face Hotel and Colombo harbour while breathing the breeze from the Indian ocean is a unique experience in Galle face Green. Health or leisure, the lush green lawn and the long beach front promenade gives a refreshing start to the morning or satisfying end to the day. Ir is better to go for a walk in the morning around 7 am because the atmosphere is totally different- Galle Face Green is a lot calmer and more peaceful compared to the evenings, this can help you to bring a good start to the day.
It is a place for easy get way with friends and family. Amazing Ocean view, Typical Sri Lankan Street food, easy games and sports and some Historical buildings- such as the old Parliament building around the corner will add more speciality to your quality time with the family. This Pique-Nique spot; the Galle Face Green is located in the heart of Colombo city, it is indeed an easy escape from hectic Colombo City life on a weekend.