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You can have fun with the scammers..

So here is the typical scenario. (They are getting more subtle.) You are approached by a very... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2018
via mobile
Tourist Con

Absolute waste of time ,every taxi ,every tsk tsk will try and sell u this as a grand museum and... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2017
Chennai (Madras), India
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16 Mar 2018
“You can have fun with the scammers.. ”
26 Jan 2018
“Been there, done that.”
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310 Galle Road | Echelon Square,Colombo 1,Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

So here is the typical scenario. (They are getting more subtle.) You are approached by a very respectable looking man in his mid-30s nicely dressed with a nice watch —tell he’s on his way to a local temple. He is a devout Buddhist, so he...More

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank Flo015
Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

Yep, got picked up on the street by a random stranger "from the government" said special religious festival happening at main temple and that receipt could be used for special discount at "Government" gem shop. Said no problem I would get a hotel car which...More

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank rocart49
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

Met the friendly stranger who offered advice on attending a sale. A tuk tuk Appeared magically, agreed without haggling to take me there for 50rs... The guy also spoke hindi... To convince me... In the tuk tuk I felt suspicious and walked away at the...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Dextron17
Reviewed 24 November 2017

The story of the kind guy .... "who knows best ways of making the best deal of your life" and who you are so lucky that you meet him (he approaches you in fact) by chance on the street in the center of Colombo ......More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank J D
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Be extra careful when you are traveling within Colombo city. There seemed to be a group of locals operating within Colombo city who are target unsuspecting tourists into buying gems (usually fakes ones). Here are their methods: - Some friendly nicely dressed locals (in shirt...More

Date of experience: August 2017
3  Thank Lutlut7
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

This place is a horrible scam. In January we bought a "blue sapphire" ring for 300€ (their original price was 500€). Later we took it to the certified jeweler, which stated that half of the stones weren't even sapphires, and the rest were of very...More

Date of experience: January 2017
3  Thank yusho_o
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Scam! Was taking by at Tuk Tuk and luckely we did not buy anything. What they told about the birthday stonws etc. Was not true. Afterwards the tuk tuk driver tried to svam us by charging 10x times more than normal. Luckely a policeman heard...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank EmilieThomsen
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Absolute waste of time ,every taxi ,every tsk tsk will try and sell u this as a grand museum and unique opportunity.Totally a waste of time and con job as officially there is no exhibition or sale and these stones you can get at cheaper...More

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank PunitSampat
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Thanks to previous posts we avoid the scam. We were completely taken in by the friendly stranger helping us cross the road. Should have guessed when the tuk tuk magically appeared. We nearly purchased a $US2000 ring when my husband found previous posts. We paid...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Ishanipeter
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Start complaining about all scams to your embassy........ Dear Sir or Madam, I am a British Citizen travelling in Sri Lanka as a tourist and I would like to make you aware that I, like many countless other tourist have been a victim of an...More

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank Shilpa V
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