With a mining industry more than 2,500 years old, Sri Lanka has been known since antiquity as RatnaDeepa, the “Island of Gems.” It is home to 40 gem varieties out of a total of 85 in the world. Amongst these precious gemstones ,Moonstone are famous moon stones that have high demand ,and for the best moon stones one must take a trip down to Meetiyagoda Moon Stone mine. The Moonstone Mine is located in the southern part of the paradise island, this is an ideal place of visit for those who are interested in the mining of moon stones. This Moonstone Mine is one place with a very high concentration of these stones. The Heritance Ayurveda is a luxury hotel, and is one of the best places for Ayurveda in Sri Lanka. Heritance Ayurveda offers packages to combat stress, promote relaxation and rejuvenation, and help weight loss, as well as shorter breaks that will give guests, the chance to experience the holistic healing effect of Ayurveda. Sri Lanka has a rich history of using traditional Ayurveda treatments which can be experienced at Heritance Ayurveda MahaGedara to treat the mind, body and soul. There are more than 64 rooms and suites, which provides elegance and comfort and with the most modern comforts.
The villagers are firm believers that the reason for this high concentration of stones is as a result of a blessing by the moon and are proud of the representation it brings to this beautiful village of Meetiyagoda. Meetiyagoda is dotted with gem traders and boards on the roadside boast of “the world’s one and only natural mine.”he first moonstone deposit at Meetiyagoda was discovered over 100 years ago when a worker in a bungalow spotted some shining stones. Word spread and drew traders from Ratnapuratriggering the moonstone rush. Guests can see the fascinating process of filtering out the precious stones, cutting them up and polishing them up ready for sale. At the Moonstone Factory you can see or even go down into a narrow shaft where the stones are mined.The visitor center at the Moonstone Mine will provide information relative to the stones while the gift shop on the premises sells moonstones along with other gems like topaz, garnets, tiger eye and tourmaline.
Thanuja Silva is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Auburn Silver. She has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world.