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Moonstone Mines

Mitiyagoda, Ambalangoda 80300, Sri Lanka
+94 71 757 5840
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Total utter scam!

We were nearing the end of a two week holiday with my family celebrating my 60th Birthday in Sri... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kathryn F
,
Coffs Harbour, Australia
Interesting & Enjoyable Visit

We enjoyed seeing this working mine and the cinnamon workers also .There is a bit of a sell at the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
saraharing
,
Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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“galle road” (5 reviews)
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Mitiyagoda, Ambalangoda 80300, Sri Lanka
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+94 71 757 5840
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Pamela T
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Reviewed 18 April 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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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Our last day. I had organised the. Entire trip and needed no tips from driver. But on last day... it rained heavily and I was open for suggestions. This was it. What a rip off. Do not go

Thank Robin C
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

I bought a ring with two moonstones. One stone fell out after wearing the ring only a few times! Don't buy there!

Thank Caroline L
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Part of a trip was a trip to the gem mine which was interesting with lots of information from the guide/salesman showing us the mine entrance and the men working it and then into the shop with some very lovely jewelry but some of it...More

Thank Mal10ll
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

This was the worst part of a very wonderful week in Sri Lanka. The tour “expert” turned out to be nothing more than a very pushy salesman. He quoted us £150 for a rough stone that would normally sell for not more than £20 in...More

Thank sf1sf1sf1
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

Called in here on an organised tour of the Galle area. We were shown around by an informative guide, it's like going back to last century with buckets of gravel been drawn up by hand winch and then washed in a stream to leave the...More

Thank TommyandTeddy
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