Manor House Kandy
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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Travel Blogs from Kandy
... in time to the beat. Dancing elephants in all but name! As groups after groups of dancers and musicians follow each other (with strange oboe-like instruments joining the drums occasionally), alternating wi th single elephants or elephants in pairs, the effect over the next two hours is like successive waves ebbing and flowing over the spectators around them. Maybe this is heightened by the pairs of torch bearers accompanying each ...
... to get our hands dirty and head into the throng that is Kandy, to find real coffee, eat and most exciting of all, to find a place to have a pedicure. We ended up in the back of the back of a shop front where we were asked to put on mu-Mus in order to have a pedi. We politely refused before starting the longest, most involved pedi I've ever had. We emerged two hours later! The main thing being, my ...
... in one piece.
The evening promised a cultural dance show, which was mildly entertaining at best but was a very amateur outfit. Broken into two groups, men and women, they performed multiple different dances with varying apparatus and aplomb.
Back to the hotel to listen to the live music which was actually very good, some food and drink and try and use the rubbish wifi but all with a nice view over the lit pool and a funny clientele of Chinese gambling and ...
We spent the morning in Kandy, taking a short walking tour around the center of the city. After we did some souvenir shopping before having lunch at a rooftop restaurant. We then continued into the mountains so we could reach our next destination and take part in some whitewater rafting. Once we settled in our rooms by the river, we headed upstream to collect our helmets, flotation jackets and paddles. After a safety talk we jumped in our rafts ...
... we enter a beautiful whitewashed courtyard complex, behind whose doors are the utterly breathtaking cave temples, as solemn and ornate as the most elaborate cathedrals. Hundreds of statues of Buddha in various poses fill the rooms and every inch of every surface is painted with depictions of him and lotus flower decorations.
Kingsley tells us Dambulla is sometimes referred to as the largest art gallery in Asia as a result and I ask him if the temples are still used ...