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“Money motivation”

New Ranweli Spice Garden
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US$137.51*
and up
Private Kandy Tour
Ranked #20 of 81 things to do in Kandy
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: New Ranweli Spice Garden is located in close proximity to Peradeniya Royal Botanical Garden ( Walking distance from the suspension bridge of peradeniya botanical garden)
Reviewed 20 February 2014 via mobile

This trip was rushed as the guide clearly only had money on the mind... the plants were hastily explained and then a few demonstrations were given to ensure we got the full benefits of the products as they said.

Nothing but a way of making money from tourists with wonder products which I am pretty sure I could make and sell if I had the sales pitch they had.

My advice, visit at your peril and purposely go with no money.

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Reviewed 14 February 2014

Speedy tour of the growing area led us to a sales pitch for the spices used in medicine which was very expensive.

We bought the cooking items but that was low on the guide's list of priorities.

1  Thank MelaleucaPhil
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Reviewed 5 February 2014

In India it's more popular and widely available , so I was not impressed . Products they sell is also not worth they charge. I feel it was more like typical to visit

Thank Binita_Daxini
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Reviewed 1 February 2014

This was a little tour of some of the spices grown in Sri Lanka. It's not a sales tour: they don't try to pressure you into buying their products. i live in NY, so all this stuff is available anyway. But you will definitely learn about the spices.

Thank Rich1234Nyc
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Reviewed 12 January 2014

As others have previously stated, its a nice enough small garden tour with some interesting information but how much of it is true. The tour guides actually call themselves doctors and profess to offer all sorts of cures for all sorts of ailments. But at the end of the day its all about selling. I confess to buying but regretted it once I converted the rupees into £'s. The spices are extremely expensive and you could do better buying in a sri lankan supermarket. As these places are government run why are the products so dear? So I would say by all mean visit but we wary of buying.

Thank Beryl28
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