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Kandyan Dance Performance

City hall, Kandy, Kandy, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #10 of 31 attractions in Kandy
Type: Performances
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Kendal, UK
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

An amazing experience to watch the dancers so close - I was sure my clothes were going to catch fire as the sparks from the embers were being wafted in my direction!

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Thame, England, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
20 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

The theatre is ok, health and safety a bit dodgy with chairs balanced on concrete ledges. We enjoyed the show and the fire walking was interesting to see.

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n.ireland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Lots of noise and racket but good atmosphere - enjoyed it - the dancers did look a bit bored with it all - but there were some who seemed to be enjoying it and their performances were much better.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

It was just a great experinece. Traditional dancing, masks, fire eating, hot coal walking. Very cheap (I think it was about 500lkr per person / £2.50). In an old hall which really added to the atmosphere.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

suposedly traditional, but at times it looked like magic or possesed people, but well worth it the entertainment. of course fire eating and fire walking is not to be tried at home...

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

If you are interested in traditional music and dance I would recommend this performance. They perform several different dances. You get a list of them and a short explanation at the entrance so you get the idea about their meaning. At the end of the show you can also see a fire walk. There are several different places that offer... More

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Sydney, Australia
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11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

I was very sceptical about this show, and only went because our driver really pushed it on us, but it was fantastic. Really entertaining, short dances give you a quick glimpse of Kandyan arts. There is acrobatics, fire walking and fire works, all packed into about half an hour.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

I knew it was not my thing before I went, but went along with friends anyway. When playing music or listening to it, most people smile because they are enjoying it. These performers seemed to hate everything about what they were doing - they looked desperately bored in fact! Luckily for me, my friends did as well and we left... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

its been over 35 years returning back to the country of my birth and enjoying this typical traditional dance performance that i enjoyed as a child. The fire eating and fire walking was something like magic when I was a kid, watchinhg this brought back great pleasant merories.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This was something that our driver organised so we weren't expecting to do, but it was absolutely amazing! The dancing, drumming and costumes were brilliant and the fire walking at the end was amazing! We paid 1000 rupees each and it was an hour long, well worth it for some traditional Sri Lankan dancing!

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