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Please beware! Although the visit was interesting Do NOT buy anything.. a total rip off.. purchased a ‘sterling silver’ ring for over $200 USD which after 1 day the ‘silver’ is peeling off ! Fraud at its best ...
Avoid this place at all cost. Also the tuck tuck drivers who take you here are aware of the scam. The mining company do have mines in this village but the one that they show you at the back of the shop is fake.
Visited here today on the recommendation of our hotel in Unawatuna. As others have said, the mine tour consisted of peering down a hole in the ground, which looked rather like a shored up well to me. The guide/salesman had no knowledge of the area's...More
Please, please don't go there! Please don't waste YOUR time on this rubbish! This place never heard of a real mine or the owner never have been to one. They are BIG liers who make money on us/ tourists who think wow this is a...More
Doubt this is a mine at all - perhaps just an elaborate hole in the ground with scaffolding. The supposed jewelers didn’t do a thing in the whole time we were there. If they are jewelers, anyone could be. At the pace they “worked” the...More
It’s been said by others, definitely a scam. The tour starts at a hole in the ground, said to be a mine. If it is, the working conditions are unacceptable. Next to this there is a pile of gravel. A seriously sick worker sieves some...More
We didn't expect to stop here but our guide pulled in on the way back fro another tour. A gentleman in shirt and tie appears out of no where and asks you to follow him. A couple of hundred yards down the road you come...More
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
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
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