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We attended this at 1000 LKR per person. The stage was and hall was not that well upkept and... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2018
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Noisy Performance

We were given seats on the front row which gave us a perfect view but at the same time we were so... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2018
Naestved, Denmark
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The Kandyan Dance is traditionally performed to percussion only. The most common drum is the Geta Beraya, which is only used in Kandyan Dance. To assist the dancer to keep rhythm a small pair of cymbals known as the Thalampota is also used.
No. 72 Sangaraja Mawatha, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
+94 81 2 222231
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Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

First thing to check where to see performance, there are many places in Kandy. Guide will try to push you to visit gems showroom to get commission in purchase as well for dance show tickets. Our tour guide took us to ISINI gems, dance show...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

We attended this at 1000 LKR per person. The stage was and hall was not that well upkept and toilets not appealing. The dance itself was entertaining and kids enjoyed the fire shows and coal walk best. There was a cat under my seat that...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We were given seats on the front row which gave us a perfect view but at the same time we were so close to the stage that it was very noisy because the drummers were active throughout the show. The speaker who introduced the show...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

Performance was quite amateurish. Despite of performing each afternoon, some dancers were obvious out of sync with others. Its okay for the price you pay (1000 rupees) and honestly it doesn’t really worth much more than that. Its close to tooth relics temple so if...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

This dance is held in the Kandy Cultural Centre, so don’t confuse it with other dances held nearby. We found this performance quite enjoyable & informative, & would certainly recommend for a first time visitor to Kandy. For a young tourist country like Sri Lanka...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Reviewed 21 March 2017

The venue was a large dusty hall with no A/C. Some of the drapings of the stage needed attention. We were lucky and our guide got us seats at the front - it may have been a problem sitting further back as the auditorium was...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

We visited these two shops after our visit to the temple. You have to walk up steps to get to the shops. They were small but had a lot of very nice objects in them but quite a lot of them were expensive.. Me and...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank 88Georgina
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Not sure if it was just our group or on the whole but there were no English explanations given in a brochure of any form while they were performing. We were quite clueless throughout. It also does not look very professional as there was little...More

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed 5 December 2016

This place is run by volunteers and needs more tourists to support it to improve. They offer demonstrations of old crafts that need to be handed down. I watched a great demonstration of weaving on a big loom

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Susan M
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Great costumes and they zoom through the routines quite quickly so even our teenagers enjoyed it . Hall is right beside Temple of the Tooth

Date of experience: September 2016
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