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Kandyan Dance Performance

72 Sangaraja Mawatha | Kandyan Cultural Centre, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
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“hot coals” (38 reviews)
“fire walkers” (32 reviews)
“male dancers” (12 reviews)
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72 Sangaraja Mawatha | Kandyan Cultural Centre, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This show has been really hyped of as the cultural show of the town Started 15 min late The dancers are not at all professional Non coordinated dances Guys laughing and talking in between of the dance while performing Girls were better but still not...More

Thank kalindi123
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very unprofessional dancers , horrible location , disaster dance program , dirty area. Non-organized program only drums bam bam bam nothing else... don't waste your time ... it cost 1000 rupees .

Thank uur a
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had this cultural evening as part of the tour package. There were around 10 dance formations and lasted 1 hr. Overall it was an okay experience. The hall was not that great. The dance performance of the guys were the best.

Thank SreejithSreekumar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kandy in Sri Lanka is famous for its Kandyan Dance and this was on my travel agent given itenary and we were lucky to see this dance and get a glimpse of their tradition and culture.

Thank mythili_rm19
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Busy venue, which was booked by our driver. The advanced booking provided us with reserved seats near the front. Dance, drums and pipes plus fire eating. Colourful and tuneful. Worth an hour of your time.

Thank SolihullBob
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Traditional dance ? Bit too touristy really - I'd cross it off the list. Our guide took us to an evening "traditional " dance performance near Kandy... and it was lively but like an amateur performance in a church hall. It was at the Oak...More

Thank philtraveller
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was brief introduction to Sri Lanka dance. Highly unorganized. Being so popular they should try to make it easy for tourists. From the way it works looks like if you bribe entry to performance becomes easy. Our guide did all haggling.

Thank Vmegumi
Reviewed 17 April 2017

A very unique performance with a lot of percussion drum beats and simple movements showcasing the culture of the mountain people of Kandy and the earlier Kandyan kingdom. The firewalk at the end of the performance is the crowd-puller. The performance is usually an hour...More

Thank GomathiShankar
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Fun cultural show at ray hotel. We had to enter forty minutes beforehand to secure a good seat. People are tightly packed in on small chairs. The drumming and acrobats were pretty good. You can buy refreshments, soft drinks, when you are seated. You receive...More

1  Thank rachwilko
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

We attended this dance performance on our visit to Kandy. Unfortunately there was a power cut for about 10 minutes however the dancers continued to dance very professionally by the torch light provided. This is an interesting sight to see and a programme provided explains...More

Thank Steve0366
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what time dose the show start??
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
Time and venue
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
Where do I purchase tickets and if I am at the Temple of the Tooth, how do I get there?
17 January 2015|
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Response from veilgaard | Reviewed this property |
Yes easy to find just behind The tempel. Ask The tempel police for diriction. Or buy tickets to The Dance before you see The tempel and just reservate The chairs with a peace og paper or clothes. We came 15 minuts before and... More