Oakray Woodcarvings
Oakray Woodcarvings
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Sigirya Road, Sigiriya 21120 Sri Lanka
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Passioncookress
Schweinfurt, Germany1,870 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017
Here you'll get all kinds of wooden interior. E.g. unusual furniture like tables we have never seen before.
Worth to visit.
Lovely elephants 🐘 in alI sizes in natural wood or with traditional painting in natural colors, masks,...
Written 27 December 2017
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Shantanushetye
Panjim, India753 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
If you look at the work with a workman point of view then it is impressive and the efforts in a precise work is appreciable. We were shown how the natural colours were prepared.
But when I saw the prices of the items I was shocked...they are too expensive and felt they are hiked considering the tourist visiting the place.
We bought some mask in local store and those were 3/4 times cheaper to what the showroom sells here. To counter any misunderstanding I'm specifically talking about mask with normal colour and not natural colours.
Visit to see the artwork
Written 5 February 2019
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Liat W
8 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
The wood carving demonstration which is free is about 5 minutes and then you are escorted into the show room - everything is expensive and the saler is always hovering around you trying to get you to buy everything... Not so pleasent.
Written 1 October 2018
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Darren H
Dublin, Ireland66 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
I really don't like strongly bad reviews but I don't want to allow other visitors to Sigiryia fall into this tourist trap. We have an overpriced lunch at the restaurant upstairs, (which to be fair was tasty Sri Lankan buffet and beautiful views). We then were herded down to the wood carving shop where we were followed around the store by salesmen trying to push everything from smal souvenirs to tables. Had intended buying a small elephant anyway so I bought it here, but have since seen multiple times for 40% of the price I bought it for.

Just as we were leaving they made one last ditch attempt at my wife to come and see some natural painting techniques. All in all very uncomfortable at the time, and since quite annoyed knowing what a curry and wood carved elephant should cost. I advise you to avoid.
Written 17 February 2020
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Voyager680912
Portland, OR7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
We visited Oakray Woodcarvings in Kandy, Sri Lanka (not in Sigiriya). The amount of furniture, large and small woodcarvings, etc was overwhelming. But we did love and buy a small coffee table which has elephants holding the round top which has lions and lotus flowers all natural colors. The price including shipping seemed reasonable to us. Nickson, the store manager, took time to explain the shipping process and that we would have to pick it up at the loading dock in Seattle. We were thrilled when it was delivered to our front door in Portland, OR in great condition! Thank you. We also purchased at the store one of the natural colored masks. The price was less than what I saw at other local stores .
Written 5 January 2023
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Rejsende DK
Cornwall, UK31 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
We like wood carving so we wanted to try but Nalinda suggested another one in Matale. Extremely expensive items with very bad quality. Staff was extremely forcing for something to buy; that's crazy!. There's no real craftsmanship; just a touristic showroom. They need to be very simple and authentic if they want more sales.
Written 16 October 2018
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Umang A
Mumbai, India716 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
A normal shop which offers lots of art piceses made of wood carving. Be careful as they may lure you to buy at high prices.
Written 22 September 2018
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Raintree_Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand4,206 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Couples
The shop and showroom are both interesting, but probably only if you reallly like wooden items. Interesting presentation of the woods used in carving and natural dyes. The wooden items in the showroom are OK, but nothing exceptional. Much better wood carvings in other places, including in Thailand and Indonesia.
Written 19 March 2017
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Curiosity00158697642
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Beautiful store, many different wood things!
Great service- really recommend
You should come here.
We bought many things
Written 25 September 2023
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Hesham Abobakr
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2023 • Couples
Excellent products with good prices. The staff is excellent as well. Cannot leave Srilanka without buying a souvenir from there.
Written 7 June 2023
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