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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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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