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Kandyan Dance Performance

72 Sangaraja Mawatha | Kandyan Cultural Centre, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
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Private Full-Day Tour of Kandy Sights Including Kandy Cultural Dance Show
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The kandyan heritage
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  • Very good35%
  • Average33%
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  • Terrible7%
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“fire walkers” (33 reviews)
“hot coals” (38 reviews)
“male dancers” (12 reviews)
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72 Sangaraja Mawatha | Kandyan Cultural Centre, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The show is in an overcrowded, dirty theater. The toilets were dirty. Most of the seats were reserved for the big tourist groups. The price for a small water was 200 rupees. The dancers were okey but I think this show was overprized (1000 rupees...More

Thank Trine K
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It's funny, just go. The dancer do their best, but it's more a money maker than pure cultural. Tip for the dancers: try to synchronize your dances, than it would be more astonishing. Tip for the entrance: lower the ridicules entrance fee. Tip for the...More

Thank RAMatser
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was more of cultural show to attract tourists. The entry fee is expensive. The dance performances with live music was good, but daring fire acts I never liked. Ok ok

Thank Vanaja S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sri Lanka has so much to offer culturally. There are so many things to do beside attending a Kandyan Dance Performance. We went to a show in Oak Ray. It was set up in a function room that had seen better days. The male drummers...More

Thank POC-CW
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dance performances which highlights the tradition of srilanka ... which is winded by fire dance which is a icing on the cake .. there are various halls which conduct these performances ...

Thank induchoodan78
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to attend this show as it sounded as though it was a must do attraction from tuk-tuk drivers and hotel staff but unfortunately it was a little disappointing. The ticket cost 1000 Rs which was far too much for what was on offer...More

Thank Martin T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dancers did a great job but they started late, ended early and it was expensive. Also, don't believe your driver or anyone else who says they are going to help you get a ticket for a better deal. They work on commission. Get your own...More

Thank A L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The dancing itself was excellent and very entertaining. It gets crowded, get there early to get a good seat and hope it's not next to large organised tour groups from a certain nation who spoke through most of it. The only complaint is despite the...More

Thank cfp19
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Going to this performance feels a bit like an end of year school concert in Australia - sitting in a hot hall on sticky plastic seats, waiting for dancers still appear. Fortunately, the show was better than that first impression. The dancing, drumming and costumes...More

Thank 341claire
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

We missed the first few minutes of their performance but even so, their performances has kept us entertained the whole time.

Thank Rachel A
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20 June 2017|
Response from Shutterbug_Iyer | Reviewed this property |
Our guide collected LKR 1000 each. Not sure how much the hotel charges.
22 June 2015|
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Response from ramki1958 | Reviewed this property |
5pm. But at that time it is a scramble to get good seating - no reserved seating exists. Reach about 15 to 30 minutes early. The duration is about an hour including a Fire dance which is outside the performance hall.
Shane M
10 February 2015|
Response from Go55 | Reviewed this property |
You buy tickets at the entrance of the Red Cross Hall where the performances are held. I would buy tickets early to get good seats. From the Temple of the Tooth, you walk along the lake away from the downtown/shopping/ area... More