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“Interesting place to see, hear and experience spices”

Ranweli Spice Garden
Ranked #7 of 25 things to do in Matale
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Reviewed March 24, 2013

we stopped here as part of our tour of Sri Lanka.

We were taken round the garden sand shown lots of spice and herb plants and had described to us their uses both in cooking and medicinally. Then we wee given a large cup of herbal tea plus had further explanantions of spices andtheir uses. This was followed by a free back and neck massage for us both.

Then it was down to the shop where you could buy thier products, tehre was no hard sell although prices were fixed so dont bother haggling!

it was a very informative and interesting visit and free.

1  Thank David A
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Reviewed November 23, 2012

When we went to Sri Lanka, we visited Matale City just to go to this lovely spice garden. We saw different spices which Sri Lanka is famous for, and we got just more of that because we were able to see how the spices are grown and the way the are pulled out and planted. We had lunch in the garden, a cup of spice tea (they gave us the recipe), I got a free massage with aloe vera cream, and then we were able to buy stuff. It was a great pleasure my advice just go there and see for your self.

5  Thank Hassan F
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Reviewed August 21, 2012

Fascinating visit lots of different spices and good explanations. There are good opportunities to buy spices

2  Thank JOHN B
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Reviewed May 13, 2012

We spent a short time at the Ranweli Spice Garden in Matale. There was a tour of the garden where you could conveniently see, touch and smell the spice plants. The guide was knowledgeable and friendly. At the end of the tour you could buy spices as a souvenir if you wanted. There is no obligation to buy. I found it most interesting and educational as did my young sons who are aspiring chefs!

3  Thank Karuna-Maharaj
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Reviewed March 4, 2012

The "guide" spend app. 10 mins. on walking through the garden and showing examples of herbs etc. and the finalized product they made.

The we were sat down to a lengthy introduction to their products and all the benefits they have. Needles to saym, we walked away without buying anything.

6  Thank JacobHeiberg
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