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New Ranweli Spice Garden

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Address: Gannoruwa Kandy, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: +94 -77-1351931
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Nice place can be visited once

We can see spice plants and variety of herbs here. This is a good place for nature lovers as well. The attendents/guides will explain the name of the plant and their... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2016
Nagnish
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Manipal, India
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here just for about an hour. Our driver suggested it since it was on our way and it was one of the highlights of our trip. The staff was so nice and handled things great! Our herbal Doctor knew about every plant and showed us its benefits and what it could help you with. At the end of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The professionals here are con artists- the tour is interesting and they are seemingly well informed on naturopathic remedies. However, the hair remover cream which we were told consisted of pineapple and lemon is in actual fact Veet, do not but anything from this place!

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jerum, Director of Sales at New Ranweli Spice Garden, responded to this review

Please check the map and see I you have visited our spice garden or some other spice garden. We do not sell hair removal cream in out garden More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it was really nice. we had a very polite and professional guide who took us in a very rich tour and we had massages for few minutes and then went to their drug store and bought some oil for back pain and some diet supplements and we had the best spice tea ever.

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Thank Ayman N
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Shown around by a very knowledgable man who told us all about the various plants. Also got a massage and a sample of face cream. Is essentially free, though you can buy their products (which is what you are supposed to do I think!), however is also possible to simply leave a voluntary donation, or pay nothing. All in all... More 

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Manipal, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

We can see spice plants and variety of herbs here. This is a good place for nature lovers as well. The attendents/guides will explain the name of the plant and their uses.

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Thank Nagnish
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Our driver brought us to this place although it wasnt included earlier. I could feel it was a trap especially the guy when he knew I was Arab, he started to speak with Gulf accent thinking I'm coming with the Oil. I didnt believe anything of what he said and tried to control my wife from buying stuff but still... More 

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Thank Mohamed A
Bali, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Got to touch & feel the different spices, the benefits of the spices, herbs. Got a goods massage which was a lot of relief to the tiring trips of walking around seeing places. We had an excellent Orator Mr. Chaminda who briefed us on the various herbs, the benefits of each herb & their medicinal properties. We bought a few... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

Our tuk tuk driver brought us here. Greeted by a friendly man who showed us around the garden. I enjoyed the tour of the garden, seeing the different plants, learning about their different uses in Ayurvedic medicine. However, do not buy anything they try to sell you. The products they sell are grossly overpriced, and are the exact same product... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

We were brought to the spice garden at the end of our daily trip and I didn't read up on the spice garden before my experience. I thought the guy who explained about the different spices were pretty good, the free massage was good; so we were stupid enough to purchase a couple of products from there. Not a huge... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Spice gardens are interesting to see the spices and hear what they are used for. However the people give you all this chat about how they are training in Ayurvedic treatment and are students (aka tip me) they push you to buy over-priced products. Sadly we were conned by one which is "herbal hair removing cream" which can stop hair... More 

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