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Address: Kandy, Sri Lanka
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+94 77 135 8955
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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US$45.00*
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Private Full-Day Tour of Kandy Sights Including Kandy Cultural Dance Show
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Expensive, but colourful

The music, costumes and dancing were excellent, a great performance, but not really worth the LKR 1000 they charged at the cultural centre. Take something to drink and insect... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 January 2015
JanetYO22
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2015

As part of a package of sightseeing then fine but as with any 'cultural' dance, you have seen one you have seen them all. One felt it was just an excuse to add the ability for most of the locals to gain tips or custom. This event was the same, tip to use the toliet, purcahse this and that etc.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2015

The music, costumes and dancing were excellent, a great performance, but not really worth the LKR 1000 they charged at the cultural centre. Take something to drink and insect repellent. You get a great view from the first row of seats upstairs but it then takes ages to get out as you are ushered to one exit where there is... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2015

The performance wasn't great and the performers looked like they were forced to dance and drum! I hope we just went on a bad night, but I wouldn't return.

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2015

If you want to know how many tourists are in the area at any one time, this is the place (actually there are a few places) to be. Having said that, it is interesting to sample the music and look at the really beautiful costumes. It only lasts for about an hour and gives a good insight. We went to... More 

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2015

This is a lovely way to start an evening, watching traditional Kandyan dance. The dancers wore colourful costumes and were very entertaining. A thoroughly enjoyable cultural display for a small price (entrance cost was Rs500)

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2014

There appear to be at least 4 daily dance performances in Kandy at different venues: Kandy Lake Club, Kandy Art Association & Cultural Centre, Kandy Red Cross Centre and Mahanuwara YMBA. All charge LKR 500. We went to the Red Cross Centre, close to the Temple of the Tooth, and it was a very good show. It helps to have... More 

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Navsari, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2014

it was very good to see the local art of sri lanka and i myself instead all traveller to visit and watch this local art

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2014

I'd say worth the 500 rp. cover yourself in mosquito repellent since the building is more or less open to birds and anything else flying around. Be there early enough to grab a good seat, although you still see everything from the back.

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Kuala Lumpur
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2014

Nothing spectacular. It is a truly average show. Mostly to make money for the cultural association. Do not sit on the first row. The dancers will ask for money after performance

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2014

Great show with colourful costumes and lively music very cultural. I was especially captivated by the cultural costumes the dancers wore. There is also a firewalk demonstration after the concert.

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