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Kandyan Dance Performance & Temple of the Tooth

Be escorted to a performance of the traditional Kandyan dance, accompanied by tumultuous drumming. Dances include the cobra dance, mask dance, the Ginisila, showing power over fire. The entire frenetic and colourful spectacle climaxes with the amazing fire-walking act.

From the theatre it is only a Short walk along the lake to the Temple of the Tooth. The Tooth Relic, purported to be a tooth of Buddha, was brought to the city of Kandy in 1542, around 70 years after the city was founded, even though there had been settlements there for at least 150 years before that. The tooth is the most sacred relic on the island, which is situated in the Dalada Maligawa, inside the Palace complex next to the artificial lake in the centre of Kandy.

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These activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences around where you're staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident's eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can suggest tours and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the local ways of life.

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