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Sri Lankan cultural show

Saw this dance show in the evening on 21 Jan,2019. The performance was quite amateurish - some... read more

Reviewed 2 February 2019
Shruti-Pramod
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Bengaluru, India
Fun show

Our driver booked this show for us. After looking at trip adviser reviews we were disappointed he... read more

Reviewed 19 December 2018
wwwikiwikd
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Mooloolaba, Australia
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The Kandyan Dance is traditionally performed to percussion only. The most common drum is the Geta Beraya, which is only used in Kandyan Dance. To assist the dancer to keep rhythm a small pair of cymbals known as the Thalampota is also used.
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a copy of my review at https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g304138-d2252272-Reviews-Kandyan_Dance_Performance-Kandy_Kandy_District_Central_Province.html, where most of the reviews for this show appear. We made a mistake of not checking previous reviews of this show on TA. The quality of the show was mediocre (to be a little generous), despite...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Aaadaaam
Reviewed 2 February 2019

Saw this dance show in the evening on 21 Jan,2019. The performance was quite amateurish - some dancers were quite obviously out of sync with others. Found plenty of British & Chinese tourists here. The coal walk and fire show post this dance was of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Shruti-Pramod
Reviewed 19 December 2018 via mobile

Our driver booked this show for us. After looking at trip adviser reviews we were disappointed he booked 'the bad one'. However, we were pleasantly surprised! The show was great! A little monotonous, but it was also only 1000r. The dancers gave it everything they...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

First thing to check where to see performance, there are many places in Kandy. Guide will try to push you to visit gems showroom to get commission in purchase as well for dance show tickets. Our tour guide took us to ISINI gems, dance show...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 680ashisht
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

We attended this at 1000 LKR per person. The stage was and hall was not that well upkept and toilets not appealing. The dance itself was entertaining and kids enjoyed the fire shows and coal walk best. There was a cat under my seat that...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We were given seats on the front row which gave us a perfect view but at the same time we were so close to the stage that it was very noisy because the drummers were active throughout the show. The speaker who introduced the show...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

Performance was quite amateurish. Despite of performing each afternoon, some dancers were obvious out of sync with others. Its okay for the price you pay (1000 rupees) and honestly it doesn’t really worth much more than that. Its close to tooth relics temple so if...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

This dance is held in the Kandy Cultural Centre, so don’t confuse it with other dances held nearby. We found this performance quite enjoyable & informative, & would certainly recommend for a first time visitor to Kandy. For a young tourist country like Sri Lanka...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank RKHOOKER
Reviewed 21 March 2017

The venue was a large dusty hall with no A/C. Some of the drapings of the stage needed attention. We were lucky and our guide got us seats at the front - it may have been a problem sitting further back as the auditorium was...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

We visited these two shops after our visit to the temple. You have to walk up steps to get to the shops. They were small but had a lot of very nice objects in them but quite a lot of them were expensive.. Me and...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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