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“Just ok”

Kandyan Dance Performance
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$17.50*
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Private Full-Day Tour of Kandy Sights Including Kandy Cultural Dance Show
Ranked #2 of 2 Concerts & Shows in Kandy
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The kandyan heritage
Beijing, China
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“Just ok”
Reviewed February 23, 2014

The show took about 1 hour, including various types of dance and fire walking. It's ok, but not so spectacular. For that time, if you can only choose one thing to do, I would suggest a walk around Kandy lake.

Visited February 2014
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“Worth a visit”
Reviewed February 23, 2014

We had not realised there were a least a couple of shows on at the same time, not sure which one is considered best but I thought the dancers and costumes were very good and enjoyed the evening especially the fire thrower, they all seemed to have such a good time putting on the show it makes you enjoy it even more.

Visited January 2014
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“Great little show for tourists”
Reviewed February 19, 2014

Costumed dancers who did some interesting stuff, especially the bloke spinning round like a whirling dervish, plus some pretty good drumming. They do a bit of fire walking afterwards, last about an hour which is plenty.

Visited January 2014
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“Touristy but a 'must see' performance”
Reviewed February 17, 2014

The Kandyan dance performance is one of the 'must see' things for tourists in Kandy town. It will be a part of most peoples' tour package but if you are travelling without a guide we would definitely recommend paying the entrance fee to see local traditional dancing. All performers are highly talented and entertain the crowds with dancing and drumming in traditional Kandyan costumes. The show lasts around an hour and includes fire eating and walking as well as dancing and music. The whole experience is lively and colourful and gives one a good idea of local customs in the fields of dance and entertainment.

Visited February 2014
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Chennai (Madras), India
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“A nice finale to a day long Kandy trip...”
Reviewed February 16, 2014

Hosted every eve at 5.00PM at the Kandyan Art Association auditorium, located just adjacent to the kandy national Museum and walking distance from the Dalida Maligawa is a hour long traditional kandyan dance show featuring drummers and traditionally dressed dance artistes.

Though a bit touristy, its gives a good insight into the culture and dance form of the region.

One can finish off the day long kandy city iteneary with this show. The entry fee for the show is 500SLR.

Visited February 2014
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