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Ceylon Tea Museum, Kandy

(3.5/5 based on 440+ reviews on the web)
Learn about Sri Lanka's tea culture at Ceylon Tea Museum, located within an old tea factory. Take a guided tour to see exhibits of vintage machines and attend an audiovisual presentation about the factory's history. Finish with a cup of tea and marvel at the panoramic views of rolling green fields and hills from the top-floor tea shop. Put Ceylon Tea Museum and other Kandy attractions into our Kandy trip generator, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Really interesting place, beautiful scenery and interesting tour with friendly, knowledgable staff. Free tea at the end too :) And lovely gift shop area with no pressure to buy, although we got a few ...  more »
  • We got to do our own tea picking and stay in this lovely Converted factory. It's at the very top of a lovely quaint village.  more »
  • This was a guided tour by a very informative pleasant friendly guide.wellworthwhile if you are interested in bygone days.Once the tour has finished you are able to continue and look without the guide....  more »
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  • The Guid was very guick with her description, but we had enough time for study everything. We got black tea taste. Nice place.
  • A good place to visit if need to know about the History of Tea brewing and growing. Famous amongst Tourists who Visit Kandy.
  • Can have total idea about Tea factory. There historical equipment used for tea factories Ava there to exhibit
  • Take a tuktuk up the hill to this converted tea factory for soem insights in the Sri Lankan tea culture, nice views and a good cuppa.
  • The Ceylon Tea Museum at Hantane, three kilometers from Kandy city is served by a motor able road that circles the museum, provides easy access and adequate parking facilities for cars and tourist coaches. The museum consists of four floors. The ground floor and the second floor exhibit very old items of machinery and the first floor consists of a library and an auditorium with facilities for audio visual presentations. The third floor is allocated to tea sales outlets, where a selection of Sri Lanka's fine tea is available. The entire top floor is a restaurant. A panoramic view of the Kandy town surrounded by the beautiful Hunasgiriya, Knuckles Range and the Matale range of hills can be viewed through a telescope mounted on the fourth floor. The grounds surrounding the Tea Museum are to be landscaped with different varieties of teas. Kandy is a mandatory stop virtually on every tourist's itinerary and the location of the Ceylon Tea Museum at Hantane enhances the attraction of the hill country to visitors. Additionally, its proximity to the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens and Loolecondera estate, where tea was first grown commercially in Sri Lanka makes Hantane the perfect location.