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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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“male dancers” (13 reviews)
“fire walkers” (32 reviews)
“front row” (26 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
72 Sangaraja Mawatha | Kandyan Cultural Centre, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Kandyan Dance is culturally interesting but not spectacular. A lot of repetitive dance steps and movements. Costume wise not a wide variety nor that colourful. Good to see once. I will not see a second time. Best part of the performance was the fire walking...More

Thank CKE383
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This only highlight was the fire eating & fire walking the rest was a waste of time.... You buy tickets & then the performers stay at the exit doors waiting for tips - cheap & tacky

Thank IAmAGlobalNomad
Reviewed 6 days ago

As part of a tour group,I was a bit tired and grumpy after a long day of travel. Our guide recommended we attend this cultural show. 1000 rupees entry and the venue looked like a large school hall. I was not expecting too much. I...More

Thank Kaia M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This can be avoided. Performers are not properly trained and it looks like they are not interested in the performance. There is no need synchronization in the performance and boring at most of the times. At 2000 rupees for two, it is still overpriced.

1  Thank 584atulm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Totally chaotic getting into the local Red Cross building, but once in, lots of seats for the many visitors keen to see this traditional Kandyian show. On every evening 5pm to 6pm, the hall is full of visitors, the organisers providing information sheets/programmes describing the...More

1  Thank LovelyDinosaur
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The production is amateur at best. Drummers looking around seemingly not knowing what to do next. Performers crossing back stage and in view as they snag the curtain. Performers in cultural dress but with wrist watch. Fire walking was very hoho.

1  Thank rama1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We got pulled in to the knock off one next door to the cultural centre. we watched the "fake" having no idea what we may or may not be missing next door so I can only comment on the one we saw......and it was just...More

1  Thank sam m
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

1  Thank Barbara F
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

1  Thank JohnandJanetours
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

1  Thank emma f
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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