While travelling through the villages of Sri Lanka you will come across many brave and mystical snake charmers. With a pungi in their hands and a basket on their heads, snake charmers travel from village to village entertaining people of all ages; pungi's are flute-like wind instruments made from dried bottle gourd. Usually accompanied by a trained monkey, these entertainers put on roadside performances where the monkeys dance and play with the onlookers. Most do not know that the woven basket on the man's head is home to a snake – a snake that will dance to the sound of the pungi. Entertainment at its best, the man will put the basket down, remove the lid and begin to play a hypnotizing tune. The head of a snake appears and onlookers can witness the dance of a snake as it wavers back and forth along with the rhythm. This type of interaction between man and snake should be witnessed by all who visit the island.