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Kandyan Dance Performance

72 Sangaraja Mawatha | Kandyan Cultural Centre, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
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The kandyan heritage
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72 Sangaraja Mawatha | Kandyan Cultural Centre, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 10 January 2015

We are not much into very touristic attractions but the experience at this place was quite nice. The dancers are quite good and the dressing to. If you go without much expectation you will pass a good moment there. The walk on ashes is also...More

Thank Fernand R
Reviewed 10 January 2015

Quite cool, the recommendation is to book early to make sure you get a good price. Good performance which ran to time.

Thank Jason P
Reviewed 9 January 2015

Cultural Dance like any other community performs . You can spend sometime here to know about srilankan traditional dance.

Thank AshokAnu
Reviewed 9 January 2015

As part of a package of sightseeing then fine but as with any 'cultural' dance, you have seen one you have seen them all. One felt it was just an excuse to add the ability for most of the locals to gain tips or custom....More

Thank Glen B
Reviewed 6 January 2015

The music, costumes and dancing were excellent, a great performance, but not really worth the LKR 1000 they charged at the cultural centre. Take something to drink and insect repellent. You get a great view from the first row of seats upstairs but it then...More

Thank JanetYO22
Reviewed 5 January 2015

The performance wasn't great and the performers looked like they were forced to dance and drum! I hope we just went on a bad night, but I wouldn't return.

Thank Jacobidity
Reviewed 4 January 2015

If you want to know how many tourists are in the area at any one time, this is the place (actually there are a few places) to be. Having said that, it is interesting to sample the music and look at the really beautiful costumes....More

Thank CandP_Sydney
Reviewed 4 January 2015

This is a lovely way to start an evening, watching traditional Kandyan dance. The dancers wore colourful costumes and were very entertaining. A thoroughly enjoyable cultural display for a small price (entrance cost was Rs500)

Thank UKbadiabranca
Reviewed 30 December 2014

There appear to be at least 4 daily dance performances in Kandy at different venues: Kandy Lake Club, Kandy Art Association & Cultural Centre, Kandy Red Cross Centre and Mahanuwara YMBA. All charge LKR 500. We went to the Red Cross Centre, close to the...More

1  Thank EHinOz
Reviewed 29 December 2014

it was very good to see the local art of sri lanka and i myself instead all traveller to visit and watch this local art

Thank Vishalmshah
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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