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SCAM and THE SHAME of Kandy - avoid the and boycott the place

The place is a SCAM and should be avoided by all means. The "medical personnel" are nothing of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Spaalen
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Avoid at all costs SCAM!!

VERY SAD I DIDNT READ THE COMMENTS BEFORE VISITING! We were brought by our driver there, as we... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
surfingste
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bruxelles
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2 weeks ago
“SCAM and THE SHAME of Kandy - avoid the and boycott the place”
4 weeks ago
“Avoid at all costs SCAM!!”
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is a SCAM and should be avoided by all means. The "medical personnel" are nothing of the kind, but scoundrels. Outrageously priced products of little or small effects are almost forced on you. The guides that bring you there should be boycotted also...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

VERY SAD I DIDNT READ THE COMMENTS BEFORE VISITING! We were brought by our driver there, as we trusted him. The garden is nice and the explanations are detailed but the quantity of lies is incredible- the salesman is a medical student, the doctor is...More

Thank surfingste
Reviewed July 2, 2018

Part of the tour to Kandy. Learn about the spices and medicine. Had lunch at their restaurant which is good. No pressure into buying despite all the commentaries. Bought some repellant as a form of appreciation.

Thank Anthony S
Reviewed February 19, 2018

Everything we purchased was not the ingredients described during the tour, further - a lot of concepts shared during the tour was incorrect. Be careful!!

1  Thank Melinda H
Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

We all of a sudden arrived here like most other reviewers, by our driver suddenly pulling off the main road telling us we're visiting a herbal garden. Having encountered similar places before my boyfriend and I quickly decided we could have a look and a...More

3  Thank Mads M
Reviewed January 11, 2018 via mobile

The tour was OK, we were also lucky enough to 'catch' Dr Artula here!! He even told us that he is the Kings Doctor. I tipped for the massage and we left a small tip after his consultation. I noticed the Aloe Vera cream was...More

1  Thank Karen S
Reviewed November 7, 2017 via mobile

Yes as the reviews say... we were delivered to the gardens for an unexpected tour. Yes I'm sure the guide got a kick back from our purchases... but where in Sri Lanka don't they? We were very resistant and reluctant at first but found that...More

1  Thank R_J_Selway
Reviewed October 3, 2017 via mobile

This place is running a superbly elaborate scam. AVOID AT ALL COSTS! If only I could put a sign up outside this place to warn people. I didn't see the 70+ terrible reviews until way too late. The doctor is fake and the products burned...More

5  Thank foodwinegoodness
Reviewed September 25, 2017

Seeing and hearing about the herbs was interesting enough. Then it is into the shop where you are pressured to buy. Prices are very high and then we were told a special price would apply if we bought more than one item. Turns out the...More

1  Thank Pickers474
Reviewed May 14, 2017

The herbal garden is good and maintain well. They explained about the herbs is good. The students are explaining about the herbal medicines. The doctor was checked the nerve at wrist and advised some medicines for me and my wife. We went to purchase the...More

Thank VenugopalK50
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