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Kandy Perahera

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Kandy Perahera

Hi DE's

I wonder whether any DE had a chance to watch Perahera this year yet? I am aware that route was extended this year and wonder whether any changes to performance compare to previous years?


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dont know about the last year but was there day before yesterday, negotiated good two seats being sold at 15000 for 3000. the first two hours were amazing but then it became a drag and too long once it started repeating from where on you need to be a religious

buddhist to enjoy it.

but overall a wonderful event. just try to find a balcony of restaurant with food and toilet.


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just back from the last night of the procession with 60+ decorated elephants. Came past me from 20.45 to about midnight. Most of the seating was temporary cramped plastic chairs in converted shop fronts. Tickets for the last night were $us 60, and readily available. Make sure you have access to a toilet.

It was a great spectacle


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We were there for the 6th night and had understood the procession would start at 7pm. We had arrived late afternoon to try to find standing places, but every space was taken so we ended up negotiating for the plastic chairs option (but had no access to restaurant or toilet!). The procession eventually started around 8.30 pm, and although we feld lucky to witness such an occasion, its true that we did find it very long (and this was not the last night!)and also the drums are very loud. We ended up eating in KFC at midnight - the only place serving food at that time! I would definitely not advise visiting the Tooth Temple on Perahera days - we paid a fortune to get in and then most of it was closed because of the Perahera. Also a lot of restaurants seemed to be close and no alcohol is served during the festivities. We were pleased that we were staying some way out of Kandy and were able to retreat to the peace and quiet of the hills.

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