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Memorable visit.

Hire a scooter from Hikaduwa a visit these small open mines. Set just off the road in natural pools... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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An ok place to visit to pass time, but if you don’t buy much they can be a bit rude & dismissive... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Mitiyagoda, Ambalangoda 80300, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Cheenu J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hire a scooter from Hikaduwa a visit these small open mines. Set just off the road in natural pools and lush surroundings. Interesting to see where these semi-precious stones originate from. Reasonable inexpensive to pick up Cabershome cut quality for latter use in placing rings...More

Thank rmcalcott
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An ok place to visit to pass time, but if you don’t buy much they can be a bit rude & dismissive. Although the moonstones were moderately priced.

Thank marktufty
Reviewed May 30, 2018 via mobile

A mine with hand made jewelry. Cinnamon trees with a small shop. Worth a quick visit. Only a few miles of the main road

Thank PJSouth575
Reviewed May 24, 2018 via mobile

Full of scam, making a big show! There was a bin with sand in it, the guide told us oh lets see if there is something inside, doh ofc it is! After a very quick tour to the mine we were guided to the juwelery,...More

Thank Matthijs B
Reviewed May 13, 2018

We were nearing the end of a two week holiday with my family celebrating my 60th Birthday in Sri Lanka when our driver suggested we visit the Mitiyagoda moonstone mines. My son was quite interested in purchasing a nice bracelet as a gift for me...More

Thank Kathryn F
Reviewed April 26, 2018

We enjoyed seeing this working mine and the cinnamon workers also .There is a bit of a sell at the end & we hope that we got a reasonable deal after bargaining but who knows? In any case our guide was helpful and cheerful as...More

Thank saraharing
Reviewed April 24, 2018

The mine pit leaves to no gallery at all ! Hopefully for the "miners" who go up and down the pit for tourists. Because I was skeptical, my wife and I were allowed to go in the pit by ourselves. Guess what ? There is...More

Thank Igor D
Reviewed April 20, 2018 via mobile

Fake gemstones especially sapphires, blue topaz or aquamarine!! They are coloured stones or glass not worth more then few £.

Thank Pamela T
Reviewed April 17, 2018

Okay, some will regard this as a scam. It was interesting to see the mining process from times gone by. We are not daft enough to think that each time they pan for stones, they come up with a whole tray of them. We were...More

Thank DameJackie
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