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Address: City hall, Kandy, Kandy, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: 0771358955
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We went to this cultural dance show at Oak- Ray hotel in Kandy. The dance show was good if you look at performance of dancers but too much noisy due to very loud drum beating and... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Satish1949
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New Delhi, India
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Brisbane, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The dancing, costumes and performers were all entertaining. I enjoyed the drum numbers myself. However the only explanation given was a handout (for all the languages present in the room) with bare details.Also the dance set did not follow the sheet, and didn't allow for understanding what region, what circumstance the dance was performed. The performance was probably a dance... More 

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Thank salbay10
Shenzhen, China
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Bad ventilation, packed with tourists, horrifying acoustic with drum sound like a nightmare. The funniest point is how poor the choreography can get, aside from how reluctant the performers are doing this. Nonetheless, the costumes is something worth you time if you really have nothing to do in Kandy other than visiting the Temple of the Tooth. 场地挤满各国游客(放眼望去也只有游客,一大部分是同胞),通风十分糟糕,声效同样让人绝望,尤其是那随时突破你鼓膜的鼓声。搞笑的是,你可以见识到舞蹈演员有多么不情愿和舞蹈排练可以凌乱到什么地步。但假如你除了佛牙寺以外真的无事可做,这里的民族服饰或许也是一个前往的理由。

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Thank Phillip N
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Having seen a fair few cultural performances and dances in my travels I found this one a little disappointing in comparison. The performance offers some entertainment but lacked narrative and performance finesse. Could be interesting for families with kids but would not recommend it for others.

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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went to this cultural dance show at Oak- Ray hotel in Kandy. The dance show was good if you look at performance of dancers but too much noisy due to very loud drum beating and size of ball room hall. We were able to enjoy the dances but loud noise was cutting across the performance. Not worth overall.

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1 Thank Satish1949
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Every evening there is a show. One hour traditional dancers. Men and woman perform all kind of dances. Show starts at 17.30. Make sure you are at least 30 minutes before the show starts. You will have good seats. After the dancers , they do a fire dancing act.

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Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Just save time and money and don't go. Designed for tourists - obviously. Very random dances. Packed audience. We left before the end, along with a non insignificant amount of other people.

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Thank Alexandre A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

İmpossible to sit in the front rows because it will say reserve and you will sit at the back doesn't matter how early you will arrive. they charge 1.000, We liked the performance, it was nice

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1 Thank shaunkocak
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Really enjoyable show. Our hotel sold us tickets and had good seats reserved for us. The show moves quickly and is over I an hour - just before sunset. Audience was invited to come up to the stage to watch the fire walking.

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Thank raleigh52
Exmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Marvellous entertainment from the dancer,s and drummers from the Kandyan Dance troupe. The fire walking was amazing just to see thee guys t in front of playing with fire and then bringing on the hot coals and walking on them. The whole performance takes an hour and it is well worth the effort to go and see them.

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Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I guess every country has its own dance and it was interesting to see what sri lankans do. 1-hour performance, complete with drums, men and women dancing in colorful outfits, and fire walking.

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