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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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USD 45.00*
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Private Full-Day Tour of Kandy Sights Including Kandy Cultural Dance Show
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Good local dance show

Came here with our family and there was a range of local dances finishing with a fire walking show. Very touristy but fun.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
nicole t
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Came here with our family and there was a range of local dances finishing with a fire walking show. Very touristy but fun.

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Mauritius
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Always fascinated by the Kandian dance, this performance was a marvel to see. I was lucky to get there on time(5pm) and to get a seat. Try not to miss the fire walk in the end.

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Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't get fooled by Turk Tim drivers they will say wow it's amazing, I feel a sleep in this or boring dance it's not worth it yet the view on the lake was so lovely

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Stockton on Tees
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Though the dancers are not without skill. The setting is on Kandy Lake in the Red Cross Hall, an ageing building of the type commonly seen in my childhood in the U.K. but long gone. The audience are put into long rows of uncomfy plastic seats with an aisle down the middle. No semblance of any form of adherence to... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Worth seeing, interesting, but hall packed, with people standing and very hot. Was late starting, but glad we went. Acrobatics were very impressive.

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Thank lynngava
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to this one evening and were able to get a brilliant seat near the front so photography was easy. It's on for about an hour but well worth seeing.

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Prague
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic way to see the many colourful dance styles of the Kandy region. Kandy was the only area that offered such a concert in Sri Lanka and gave me a greater understanding of the Sri Lankan culture.

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Thank Helen R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The performance of the trained dancers was simply awesome and food facilities are also available here.

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Thank kirtan777
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I found myself looking at my watch more than once but found that overall this experience was okay. If I had not gone I felt that I would have missed to see a glimpse of something that resembles that cultural heritage in Sri Lanka. My recommendation is that is you find yourself with nothing to do then go, but if... More 

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Perth, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The dance show was very long winded with the same music all the way thru. The gymnasts were very talented but not my style of entertainment.

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