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Ceylon Tea Museum, Kandy

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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3.1/5 based on 380+ 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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  • Buffet dinner was very expensive it was for 75 US Dollars per person. Breakfast was very good and have several items. 
  • The tour takes place in an original old building with old machinery etc present. It is a little 'dry' as an experience but still didn't regret going as the guide was excellent and enhanced the experie...  read more »
  • The process of making tea is easy to understand. This brings up jerk image and see the real machine part not good enough and did not just read the book. You can feel the history of Ceylon tea, and was previously using old power generators and machinery exhibited.
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  • 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.
  • building is very nice but there is not much to see. Tickets are too expensive for nothing. The lady who supposed to guide us, took the money for the tickets, and sit down to drink tea with the rest of the staff. Impossible to find out what machine was used for what and there are many things exhibited what has nothing to do with tea. Extremely disappointing.
  • Good place for information about how made the tea, but some guides here does not professional. A good place for information about tea industry with a Museum of old machines used in the tea industry. But some make here are professionals explain information.
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