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Heart it! The overall experience was amazing. We liked how amidst the moderate rains, the performers continued the show and it was breath-taking. Some of the performances were just ordinary but the fi... more »
Creo que fui la única persona que estuvo en Kandy ese día que no vio el festival. Tuve que meterme en un restaurante para no pasarlo mal y no ver como sufrían los elefantes. Es una auténtica tortura a... more »I think I was the only person who was in Kandy that day who didn't see the festival. I had to get into a restaurant so I wouldn't have a hard time and not see how the elephants suffered. It's real animal torture. Before the festival they have the elephants chained around the temples passing heat and unable to move. And then they parade, chained too, and dressed, for 4 endless hours, amid a lot of noise, fire and firecrackers. I do not recommend it to anyone, and to animal lovers much less. If I knew what i was going to find, I wouldn't have let them take me crazy.
This is a fun festival that has dressed up elephants,local dancers.
The Kandy Esala Perahera (the Esala procession of Kandy) also known as The Festival of the Tooth is a grand festival celebrated with elegant costumes and is held in July and August in Kandy, Sri Lanka. This historical procession is held annually to pay homage to the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha, which is housed at the Sri Dalada Maligawa in Kandy. A unique symbol of Sri Lanka, the procession consists of many traditional local dances such as fire-dances, whip-dances, Kandyan dances and various other cultural dances, in addition to the elephants who are usually adorned with lavish garments.
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