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Kandyan Dance Performance

72 Sangaraja Mawatha | Kandyan Cultural Centre, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
+94 81 2 222231
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The kandyan heritage
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72 Sangaraja Mawatha | Kandyan Cultural Centre, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
+94 81 2 222231
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This passed an interesting hour. It is loud but you get to hear and see the national dances and music and they finish with hot coal walking

Thank debbieSouthampton
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very turistic event, set up in an hotel and for huge groups of people. The show and dance are typical and beautiful, even if very turistic.

Thank Kikkettodicaffe
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are in Sri Lanka for a week touring with a private driver, you see alot of places but we were taken here as alot of other tourist were! Pay to get in 2000 rupees around£10 .Cramped into a room in hotel , would of...More

Thank ss f
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Truly but first 10 minutes I was sleeping but after that they just hit the floor. What a fantastic dance performance. Good physical movement like back flip & head movement. Best way to interact with Lankan culture. It was fun. Ticket cost is 1000 LKR.

Thank Chandan K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I only write honest reveiws. The show...read any holiday brochure and it mentions the Kandy Cultural dance show. It also appears in most tour guide paraphernalia....so hey flown this far lets give ot a go. Like all things on Sri lanka the price is a...More

1  Thank stevenxwalker
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The title sums it up. You may not see much of the performance, given that the view of much of it is blocked out by people raising their phones up over their heads to take pictures. The guy in front of us didn't see any...More

Thank GuatadeLapis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's tough to immediately fall in love with this art and dance. But there are instances that make you remember this unique art form. If you are an avid art and cultural dance lover, or really want to see the kandyan culture, then it's worth...More

Thank Mohit C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These kind of dance performances the world over drive me to distraction. The performances are so geared simply to making money and milking every cent possible from a usually hideously on-side audience, who seem to have left any sense of critical judgement in their hotel...More

Thank Peter T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In my opinion as an Asian of Indian/Sri Lankan decent the performance was below par! We felt for what we paid the performance was mediocre and not the worth the money spent. I am quite sure that Kandy with all its hype on culture is...More

Thank ravimark
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the highlights of our visit to Kandy. After being quite underwhelmed by the city, this is something we enjoyed watching. It runs from 5 to 6 in the evening at the Kandyan Art Association. It is evident that the performers put a lot...More

3  Thank Supriya K
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June 20, 2017|
Response from Shutterbug_Iyer | Reviewed this property |
Our guide collected LKR 1000 each. Not sure how much the hotel charges.
June 22, 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
February 10, 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