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Interesting but definetly they are here to sell

It was interesting learning about the spices and tress BUT it is a tourist attraction and they are... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2018
Patty W
Ogden, Utah
Tourist trap

My driver stopped at the garden on our way to Kandy, offloaded me and I found myself with a guide... read more

Reviewed 2 February 2018
Manama, Bahrain
via mobile
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19 Feb 2018
“Interesting but definetly they are here to sell”
1 Feb 2018
“Tourist trap”
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101, Thotagamuwa, Palapathwela, Matale, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

It was interesting learning about the spices and tress BUT it is a tourist attraction and they are here to sell you herbal medicine. They give a demonstration and they have about 33 different products to sell for different ailments. I probably would not do...More

2  Thank Patty W
Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

My driver stopped at the garden on our way to Kandy, offloaded me and I found myself with a guide who showed me a few plants and trees within 10 min. Quick face and head massage and we were at the shop. Guide had chosen...More

Thank MatthiasBah
Reviewed 15 July 2017

OMG didnt think tge Sri Lankan government would allow a place like this. Its not a spice garden its all lies. The products if uou buy are not even what they say they are. Pricing is like 1000% more than real market price in western...More

1  Thank Barbara C
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Usually we are quite careful but this time we simply didn't listen to our guts. Luckily the loss was only marginal. Tomorrow we will reclaim We recommend you skip this one. The nice and knowledgeable guys are smart salesmen who try to sell you ineffective...More

1  Thank Horst H
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Interesting reading previous reviews on this establishment most of who say it is a scam. Well taking it as we found it we were impressed by the knowledge of the "guide" as well as having an excellent top body massage. 2 of our group had...More

Thank jackw53
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

The spice garden and medicine are really nice. We really enjoyed learning about the different uses for various plants and receiving some treatments. However the prices are inflated quite a bit. I keep telling myself that is because of the quality and freshness of it...More

1  Thank BethanyandKelly
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Good people. Massage was great on legs. Interesting experience for sure! Plants were healthy and we'll labeled.

Thank Carol K
Reviewed 2 October 2016

we were there for couple of hours on the way to kendy . we got explantion on the place and on the herbs , drank tea and tried the hair remover that actualy did a great job without harming our skeen

Thank Oscar F
Reviewed 25 August 2016

the person show as doctor depite by the Government of Sri lanka. but he is the profesional sale man of socaled herber medicen. i thing all facke but this time of tea they mix some ingreden for relexing purepose. bute i broght some. but all...More

1  Thank fahim a
Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

This place is pleasant and welcoming at first. I've never purchased anything from a place like this (taken to by a driver) before as I'm usually suspicious, but this appeared to be natural and genuine. I was very wrong: do not get lured into purchasing...More

3  Thank gemimalikestea
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