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Address: Mitiyagoda, Ambalangoda, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: 717575840
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Entrance fee is free, but in general stones there are very expensive , over 5 times more for sapphires than we found in Galle. The mine itself is quite interesting, however you're... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
251larsn
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Entrance fee is free, but in general stones there are very expensive , over 5 times more for sapphires than we found in Galle. The mine itself is quite interesting, however you're feeling somehow obliged to buy gems at the store. We went for the tiny ones.

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Thank 251larsn
NSW AUSTRALIA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A short drive off the main coast road, interesting to see the mine, however only takes a few minutes. Then into the showroom, nothing grabbed us, one ring did take my eye however when I looked at it closely the setting was crooked. The salesman very very pushy to make a sale, prepared to negotiate but nothing there we wished... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is situated half a mile or so off the main coast road and clearly sign posted,you can park up and visit in half an hour or so. A very well spoken gentleman will walk you through a small garden,where cinnamon grows that they process into Ayurvedic oil, this leads onto the moonstone mineshaft that you can look down .... More 

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1 Thank Himalayanqu66n
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the mine while passing through to hikkaduwa. Small operation run mainly to gain tourist confidence and finally leads to a gem store selling overpriced jewellery. We didn't buy jewellery but bought the cinnamon. It's interesting to visit and note that people climb 12 metre down a shaft to bring out soil which when washed yields a rare good... More 

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Thank Amit B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice to see the nice jewelry being made. Saleslady is a little pushy when selling so make sure you dont buy under pressure They negotiate a lot & sometimes charge 3 to 4 times more to tourists

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1 Thank Sailesh J
Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice to see it be made also nice jewellery. Lady is a little pushy when selling so make sure you haggle for your goods!! She changed me 3xmore than my friend for the same item.

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Thank Lydia T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

If you are interested in gems, this is one lace you should visit in Sri Lanka. Informative and interesting a tour. You should definitely try this

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1 Thank DanaSiMaria
Aalborg, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

OK little walk if you are on the road anyway, nothing to make an extra trip for I think. An elderly gentleman walks with you for 10 min in a pleasant jungle, shows you the hole in the ground where they dig moonstones, how they are washed out of the sand, and 3 guys working on the stones in a... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Enjoyed the first hand experience of seeing how these stones are mined, very basic and primitive but it works.

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Thank johnhp702
United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

you must go and see the moonstone really i love moonstone and also i bought many moonstone and i will make nice ring ...!

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