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Review of Snake Farm

Snake Farm
Ranked #1 of 38 things to do in Matara
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2013

This was a great experience! The man who runs it has a lot of knowledge about snakes and takes the time to explain and show you. I really recommend to go here. Also the way towards the snake farm is worth a visit.
He has quite some snakes there and also a Tarantula, brrrrrr :)

Visited November 2013
1 Thank Ilona Y
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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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“sanke a boo”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2013

wow!!! u must see this place wn u goto matara. they hav no of snakes, but cobras are thr priority. visitors are allowed to pics and given a small talk about how they use venom to produce ayurvedic medicines.

Visited June 2013
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New York City, New York
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“Unexpected attraction”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2013

I loved this place. They make all the anti-venoms used in Ayurvedic medicine in Sri Lanka here so it's not just some kind of zoo. We went here on the suggestion of our tuktuk driver. It was a bit far into the wilderness but quite an adventure. The snake-expert owner (whose father and grandfather were the resident snake experts/ Ayurvedic medicine specialists before them) explained how they make the anti-venoms and draped some non-poisonous snakes on us and gave us information on all of the snakes, including as he poked cobras with a metal rod as they scurried around on the ground and hissed. It was super cool. You might want to avoid the bathroom here though it's a little... rustic. You pay the guy at the end a bit (I can't remember how much) but not exorbitant, and they use it to run the place.

But definitely go for the snake farm. Especially if you have kids (we don't) but it seems like something they would be really into.

Visited March 2013
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Leipheim, Germany
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“Check the entrance fee first.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2013

When you go with a Tuk-Tuk driver you it is better to arrange with him the price for the snake farm. We paid 650 rupees per person entrance fee although some tourists paid up to 800 rupees. The owners son explained in English about the 12 snakes and also showed some scorpions and spiders, you can even have the python draped over your shoulders. Expect to pay about 1500 rupees for the Tuk.Tuk. Look out for the many wild peacocks on the way to the farm and it is a delightful drive through the countryside. It is a pleasent two hour excursion.

Visited February 2013
2 Thank Patrick H
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