The cultural show in Kandy gives you the opportunity to witness a spectacular display of Kandyan dancing, Sri Lanka’s iconic art form, which includes elaborate costumes, boisterous mass drumming, and flamboyant dancing. It gives you an introduction to the various dance forms of the Kandyan hill country as well as the low country and ends with the most impressive and exciting fire walking. The performance normally lasts for an hour until 6pm, just in time to get to the evening puja ceremony, which takes place within The Temple of The Tooth at around 6.30pm. The Temple of the Tooth, known locally as Dalada Malingawa, sits on the lakeshore in Kandy and houses the legendary Buddha’s tooth. During the puja (offering of prayers) the normally heavily guarded room, housing the tooth, is open to visitors. You don’t actually get to see the tooth, only the gold casket in which it is kept, but the experience is enthralling.