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New Ranweli Spice Garden

Gannoruwa Kandy, Kandy, Sri Lanka
+94 -77-1351931
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Ranked #31 of 32 Attractions in Kandy
Type: Gardens
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

We were here last week. Nice place to learn about spices and plants like cinnamon,cardamom,aloe vera etc.During the demo on uses of each plant we were given ginger tea. It was amazing!The guide takes u around an explains about the plants and how it is grown. U get to learn a lot in such a short time.At the end of... More

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This was a pleasant place to stop off, wander and take in the aromatic herbs and spices. It wasn't, for us, a major attraction but is certainly worth a visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I actually enjoyed the tour and took lots of photos. Ok the guide was stressed but just don't let them stress you, take your time and enjoy. they have most of the plants and trees for spices that we recognise as powder, so it's quite educational if you enjoy botany. At the end of the trip is the shop. you... More

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Llwyngwril, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Pretty little place, talk from local expert quite informative if not a little rushed...at the end of the day, quite literally, it was nothing more than a selling game - pity really, but we all need to make a living! Don't purchase anything, just leave a donation or tip.

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Calgary, Canada
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11 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014 via mobile

Of course no trip to Sri Lanka would be complete without a trip to the spice area north of Kandy. I noticed a beautiful venue so immediately I knew what I was getting into. Tourist Alert! I was immediately approached at my car by a so called Salesperson.i asked up front the cost to enter and was told no cost,... More

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Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Our driver suggested this place en-route from Habarana to Kandy and, though we were dubious (anticipating some kind of hard sell), we were getting bored and sleepy with the long drive so we figured we would just treat it as a rest break. Once out of the car, we were offered the use of the restrooms and then a guide... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We enjoyed our visit seeing all of the spices growing and learning about their uses. Our guide was very informative and we ended the tour with a massage which was great! There is also a ship where you can buy various products from the gardens.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We dropped in here as we passed by, not expecting much...I really didn't have any interest in the place....however the guide started explaining all the different plants and it was really interesting! There is a bit of a push to buy at the end, and the guide will expect a tip...but the tour round is free and informative. We were... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

we were tired when we were dropped here by our driver. We were shown around the small spice garden by a very informative guide. It wasnt busy and he spent time explaining the benefits and uses of all the spices. There were cures for everything and the concoctions tasted quite pleasant. There was an opportunity for a massage from a... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Definitely a "tourist trap" where a short tour about spices is followed by a visit to the spice shop! On the day we visited there were more than 10 drivers/guides are waiting for their tourists (and kickbacks??) outside of the Spice Garden. A package of cinnamon sticks cost 150 rupees in the supermarket; it cost more than 10 times that... More

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