Sri Lanka has been drawing travellers to her shores for thousands of years in search of the most exotic and valuable gems. One of the most popular gems, the moonstone is striking for its pale blue transparent stone that shimmers.
At Meetiyagoda, view for yourself the art of mining these stones. The miners work dedicatedly in a combination of manual effort and the use machinery such as shafts to bring this stone from the river bed to its surface.
The adjoining factory cuts, polishes and sets the stones into glamorous jewellery. Be sure to visit the showroom for beautiful pieces of this art.
Distance from the hotel – 15 km