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Reviewed 1 week ago

Idea in the mine to no to show you the mining process but to attract you sell the Stones.. there is a showroom close to the mine.. as the guide takes you around, you may oblige to buy a stone.. Please avoid.. These stones are...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank srishkalyan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yes we were taken to this place by our tour guide - who spent more time taking us to shops than places of interest. Anyway, I was mug enough to buy a bracelet and necklace for my wife - she wore it for three days...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank SomersetBoy
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

As we were heading to Galle for a one day trip from Bentota, our driver insisted that we visit the Moonstone Mine. We were not really interested and we honestly had a different agenda. As he kept praising it we though we have nothing to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 853iuliam
Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

Ha I had the same conversation with my wife, “I doubt this is a working mine but a clever production to scam tourists” Go for a laugh a seriously ridiculous sales pitch on how it’s produced and manufactured on site..the tools were all rusty and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Rustyonew
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

We did a quick visit of the mine . We doubt very much if there is a mine. It was full of water and tunnels would be only accesible after pumping water out. See for yourself and think or wait 1,5hrs then the water would...More

Date of experience: August 2018
4  Thank BinkIG
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

We happened to ride by this on our bike and decided to take a look. Unlike the larger more commercial places in the towns, you actually get to see a working mine. The men there explained to us the different gemstones that were found and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Fairylulu
Reviewed July 31, 2018

Stopped off here as part of an organised tour. We were met and guided around by one of the staff - all of the reviews on here are accurate... even to the point where you hear the voice shouting back up the mine shaft. We...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank WTraveller-1983
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

Utterly disgustingly over priced! Not to mention horrible to watch a poor old local miner going up and down ladders in the heat all day hauling out buckets of sand and stones and clearly not seeing a penny of the exorbitant prices they charge people!...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank kaimamaku
Reviewed July 28, 2018

This was the most crooked place to visit in Sri Lanka. The stone I purchased was guaranteed to be a star ruby and it turns out to be a synthetic sapphire. Would not give a refund. Poor customer service, prices very high and staff rude....More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Amanda N
Reviewed July 2, 2018

It's a nice place to spend about an hour in. There wasn't any mining activity happening while we were there as it was lunch hour, but a lady there took us through the entire process and explained it very well. It was nice to see...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Cheenu J
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