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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
  • Excellent12%
  • Very good32%
  • Average36%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“hot coals” (39 reviews)
“fire walkers” (33 reviews)
“male dancers” (12 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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72 Sangaraja Mawatha | Kandyan Cultural Centre, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The women in this review were very good. Very nice costumes and dance routines were done well. The men.....not so much! Some were OK, others looked at each other for guidance and what comes next, etc. All the costumes were OK. Drumming was good at...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was part of a tour seating area were pre booked by tour manager . The show is good but the room can be hot

Thank JohnandJanetours
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The dancers were dressed beautifully but timing and the program were out. We were given a program outline with information relating to each dance but they were not in order so made it hard to read along with the dancing. At the end some male...More

Thank emma f
Reviewed 6 days ago

Don't waste your time at this show. It was so boring that I slept off. The music and the dance steps were the same most of the time. Duration was rather long too. I think a walk by the lake would have been a better...More

Thank jasbir61
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I'm actually writing this mid-performance. 40 mins in and all I can say is dull. Very amateurish, in fact I've seen better dancing at my kid's school talent quest! Very disappointed. Save your money and go out for a nice dinner in Kandy. Also seats...More

Thank toddblinky
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First 40 mins we got bored and about 20 odd left after 15/20 mins!! Show was not WOW!! just simple for "village quality audience " NOT for the experienced travellers who know about Thai, Indian, Malaysian or Chinese cultural performance ! Last 20 mins was...More

Thank yellowsubmarine117
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I LOVED the traditional dancing. It was so beautiful to watch, a lot of fun, and gave a good sense of Sri Lanka traditions. They also did fire walking at the end which was of course amazing. It's not expensive and it's...More

Thank Jenni P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Some of the dancers move as if they are demotivated/tired. The choreography and the music dont match in rhythm. I dare say: I've seen better street performers for way less than 1000LKR.

Thank adrianccs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not worth the money. After the dance, guys did a performance and invited us to take photos with them ( and promptly asked us for more money).

Thank CFM9985
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I must say I really enjoyed this show, the dancers were fantastic and it was a great cultural experience in Kandy. The folk dances are related to various animals and various aspects of life in Kandy. However, I felt it was too expensive for the...More

Thank Camilla_Bangalore
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Janett3011
20 June 2017|
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Response from Shutterbug_Iyer | Reviewed this property |
Our guide collected LKR 1000 each. Not sure how much the hotel charges.
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mami97
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.
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Shane M
10 February 2015|
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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
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