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Kandyan Dance Performance

City hall, Kandy, Kandy, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #8 of 27 attractions in Kandy
Type: Performances
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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

If you are a TOURIST to both my beloved-Kandy and Sri Lanka.... this is a Must-See. In leass than 75 minutes you get a fair over-view of our songs, dances and cultural beliefs (i.e. fear of evil and love of peace). Tickets can be bought through your Tour operator, Hotel, Guest-House or at the entrance. No need for a guide... More

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London, United Kingdom
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Nice experience! Beautiful dancing and stunning costumes! At the end of the show the man will play with the fire.

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Sri Jayawardenepura, Sri Lanka
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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Lovely to see all the costumes, an drumming, did get a little repetitive. You can take photos of the dancing, which is nice. Best part comes when the fire walkers come out at the end, everyone gets up and gathers around them to watch them walking over hot fire coals. Then it all ends and they just leave the hot... More

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Cape Town
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71 reviews 71 reviews
39 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

very contrived definitely aimed at tourists, the juggler was impressive. the highlight was the fire walking which is right at the end . Go early to get a decent seat

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Very hit and uncomfortable chairs . Only 1 hour and you can purchase drinks/ snacks fairly cheaply . A good way of seeing some traditional dance and fire walking at the end . Children may find it a bit tedious.

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Had a blast. The Kandyan Dance performance was a real treat to watch. We also got leaflets explaining the dance form and at what events the particular dances and generally performed, which was quite helpful and informative

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

It is quiet interesting experience, highly recommend to visit. It is not very long, picturesque, bright accompanied by native music performance. Artists are not professional, so do expect some minor imperfections, but this also end charm to event. You can combine it with visit to Temple of Tooth by time. Show is inexpensive too.

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Harlington, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed greatly by wife and 6 year old son. Colourful and exciting fire eating. Dancing and music highly competent. Just not my thing.

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Amman Governorate, Jordan
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

After few minutes of dancing acrobating then comes the fire walk, its new to me and my family, it stars with rituals but ends with fun so dont miss the funny afternoon.

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Sydney, Australia
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

A fairly harmless 45 minutes or so of cultural dancing. Drum beating. In fact a lot of drum beating. A few costume changes, and lighting changes. A quick demonstration of fire walking and fire eating, at the end. Summary : quite sweet, and camera candy. It is right next door to the Temple of the Buddha's Tooth, and so is... More

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