Wedged between Ambalangoda and Hikkaduwa, the small village of Meetiyagoda has gained a reputation for its moonstone mines. Unlike other moonstones, Sri Lankan moonstones are extremely rare, displaying a milky-white colour tinged with a shade of blue. Walk through one of these moonstone mines to see how these beautiful stones are excavated.
• Discover Sri Lanka's biggest moonstone mine.
• Learn about the moonstones and the mining process.
There’s no better place to see how moonstones are mined, excavated, and sorted than at Meetiyagoda, Sri Lanka’s largest moonstone mine. As the mine is just 8.5km from Ambalangoda, we suggest you pair this experience with a visit to the famed Ariyapala Mask Museum or go surfing in Hikkaduwa.Should you desire, we can create a full-day itinerary to ensure you experience the very best the south coast has to offer.