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Oak-Ray Isiwara Ayurvedic Village

Upaliwatta,Dimbulgamuwa,Madawala Upatha, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
+94 66 2 249222
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Have Your Wits About You!

We were advised to check this village out and out of curiosity we did so, to see what the fuss was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kabir K
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London, United Kingdom
Informative trip but very expensive products

The guides take you around the 100 acre property showing you different herbs, spices and medicinal... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Madhavi M
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2 weeks ago
“Have Your Wits About You!”
3 weeks ago
“Pure tourist trap, stay away / Reine Touristenfalle”
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Upaliwatta,Dimbulgamuwa,Madawala Upatha, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
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+94 66 2 249222
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were advised to check this village out and out of curiosity we did so, to see what the fuss was about. After being greeted by a chap who claimed to be a Ayurvedic Doctor, he preceded to give us a guided tour of the...More

Thank Kabir K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The guides take you around the 100 acre property showing you different herbs, spices and medicinal plants growing in the area and also inform you about the benefits of each. It is optional to buy products, but we did end up buying something just to...More

Thank Madhavi M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Der Besuch ist eine reine Touristenfalle. Ein selbst ernannter Doktor versucht mit allen Mitteln Produkte zu horrenden Preisen zu verkaufen. Die machen geltend, staatlich anerkannt zu sein und Aryuveda Ausbildungstätte zu sein. Beim Zahlen versuchen verschiedene Mitarbeiter Verwirrung zu stiften und zu Zusatzkäufen zu verführen....More

Thank Thomas B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sadly this can only be described as a scam. They bombard you with ridiculous claims about their products which we avoid ed buying by having to be very assertive. We did not try any but packaging looked dodgy, even if genuine... $40 US for a...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The garden in itself is clean and nice, but the place is a terrible tourist trap. A "doctor" welcome you and show you around, telling you nothing about the plants, and only showing you the products they sell. I believe that we can extract many...More

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Reviewed April 15, 2018

I did not have the privilege of reading the Trip Advisor reviews on this place before going there in January 2018. We had hired a driver for the week and he took us there. Being avid gardeners, we enjoyed touring the place and seeing all...More

Thank VermontTeacher44
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Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

We went with our tour company Olanka Tours who use this spice garden. Please refuse to go here it a shameful con! They are making fools of tourists saying it is government approved. Whatever you do don’t but nothing it is overpriced total rubbish! Have...More

Thank Dally K
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Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

We arrived to be greeted by the most pushy salesman we’ve ever encountered. He instantly checked out our age and weight, my limp (arthritic knee), a patch of eczema on my husband’s arm etc and set about tailoring his tour and sales patter to fit....More

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Reviewed March 31, 2018

We were met by a so-called doctor who brazenly asked us if we had various diseases or aches and pains knowing full well that old people would almost certainly have some ailment at times! He proceeded to show us very small specimens of plants such...More

1  Thank Maria1481943
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Reviewed March 29, 2018

We were shown around the spice garden by a guide and it was interesting and informative. It included a demonstration on my arm of how well the natural hair removal cream works. After the tour you are shown into the shop where you can buy...More

Thank Chris P
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mima t
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Response from Toto5323 | Reviewed this property |
I did! I had bought some oil as my sister in law is having joint pain. The bottle was sealed and the ingredients was outside the bottle. Also they gave me a certificate and a number to contact in case i was stuck in the... More
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