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Kandyan Dance Performance

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72 Sangaraja Mawatha | Kandyan Cultural Centre, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The venue is a bit run down. The show in itself is average and gets repetitive after a while. Ok for a quiet evening.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank swisschris83
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The show itself isn’t really that good. Many big tourist groups with busses here... the show is ok, but not really a must see

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Can89CH
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On the tour in our tour program we have a including on program our traditional dancing program in kandy. But in kandy we have many places to going to visit that program. I already visit all the places but after that program I asked about...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank amayalankatours
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am shan & Writting this review as a National Tourist Guide Lecture In Srilanka. Actually Kandy is so popular with watching these kandy traditional Dance Shows. Because of the popularity it has now there is more than 5place in kandy whom they display this...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Shanhewage99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I watched the show on our drivers recommendation. The whole show was a bit messy and had a “school play” kind of feel. Some dancers were good, others looked as if they’d just been drafted in for the night. It was a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ToriAlexia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this traditional dance show as a part of our tour around Kandy. We had second row seats and had an exellent view to the stage. The included lots of different kinds of costumes, fire, tricks and jumps. Recommended to see:)

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jounivaris
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was visit with my girlfriend to this place to see sri lanka traditional dancing show it was amazing.the place also wonderful it located opposite kandy lake (Awanhala)is the popular name in that building and the staff very kind helpful people. We are really enjoy...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Shaluka G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Must see dance show for the tourists. Includes fire dance and fire walking. Lovely atmosphere .its an enjoyable one hour with traditional drums dancing ,acrobats .

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Gmaunu M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best place to see cultural dance. Good service and huge viewing area. Thank you kandyan cultural centre crew..

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank One A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very colourful and lively traditional dance show. Drumming, dancing, some acrobatics, colourful costumes and skilful young performers.

Date of experience: November 2018
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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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