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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
72 Sangaraja Mawatha | Kandyan Cultural Centre, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
+94 81 2 239118
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

An entertaining way to see some traditional Kandayan dancing. It was a fun experience in rather average surroundings. A function room at the back of a restaurant. The seating arrangements were rather ad-hoc but maybe people paid more for a front seat. The fire walking...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Attended a performance on the recommendation of our driver. Our hotel also recommended though not sure if they were recommending this particular performance or the one around the corner. Performance was ok. Fire eating and walking was impressive. The venue let it down- definite smell...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If u want to experience the cultural side of Sri Lanka this is a must visit. The dance performance showcases the different dance forms of Sri Lanka. The peacock dance and fire walking are two of the most memorable ones. Towards the end they throw...More

Thank Atri_Mandal
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were taken here by our driver which was part of a service provided by our accomodation. We paid 9000 lkr to be driven to and from various activities arranged by our host over the course of two days....however nearly all of these activities envolved...More

1  Thank Climber745892
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It seems there are a few venues that hold the same dance performance. We went to the one next to the hospital. The performance commences at 5:00pm and lasts an hour. At the end they had fire walkers. Cost to see the performance is 1000...More

Thank Nads71
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst this performance is aimed at the tourists it was impressive. The venue is huge being the auditorium of the Kandyan Hotel. We were lucky as there were very few people. It would be uncomfortable in high season with a full house. The handout given...More

Thank julie_higgins
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While I must commend the dance troupe for their energetic performance the set up itself was quite basic. The dance happens in a hotel ballroom on a small stage. There is no backdrop or any decorations. The lighting is basic. The performers gather behind banquet...More

Thank Umesh R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Kandy is also the place where you can enjoy some local classical dance performances. These are nice 1 hour show to connect with local culture...

Thank Umang A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had the opportunity to see Sri Lankan music & dance performances twice before this - at a wedding & at our hotel. On arriving, the performance area was quite full, hot & stuffy despite the fans being used. The show went for around an hour...More

Thank 188petere
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice to see the traditional Kandyan dancing. The dancing isn't anything spectacular, but good nonetheless. The drumming is pretty impressive. The performance lasts around one hour, 5-6pm. Make sure to avoid 'touts' trying to sell tickets outside and by at the desk on the door....More

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