Muhudu Maha Vihara
Muhudu Maha Vihara
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Aki
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
A must-visit Buddhist temple on the eastern seaboard (Pothuvil). This ancient Buddhist temple has a historical importance.
Written 11 November 2022
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Rishan v
5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
The road leading to the temple along the beach is beautiful. In the evenings one can see the fishermen pulling their nets. The temple has beautiful statues leading the way to the pagoda. The archeological site is beautiful with a statue of the Buddha and a few other statues of kings,
Written 20 February 2022
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sachintha l
Monaragala, Sri Lanka6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Friends
This temple has a long history and its surroundings are beautiful and bring a spectacular view of the beach and the surrounding sand dunes.❤
Written 18 January 2022
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Ravi Abeysuriya
Rajagiriya, Sri Lanka115 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Couples
Buddhist temple built over 2000 years ago by King Kavan Tissa of Ruhuna. The ruins and remains of ancient stupas, Seema Malaka, Avasa Geya and statues can be seen at the site. Important ruins at the temple premises include stone statues of Buddha and two statues of old kings or gods.
Written 29 October 2021
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Nilanthi M
Colombo, Sri Lanka10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 • Friends
Historic place of interest with great value. Must visit if you are in Arugambay. Enjoyed the history of it.
Written 14 February 2021
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The Travel Couple - Chathu & Ishanka
Kalutara, Sri Lanka1,640 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Couples
This is an ancient Buddhist temple and has a historical and archeological importance. Temple spread across a large area and is located just by the sea as the name implies.
This was on spotlight recently due to some ethnic conflicts occurred in the area. Now an army camp is built here and army personnel guard the temple 24x7.
We visited during the pandemic and unfortunately the temple was closed for outsiders.
Written 31 December 2020
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JChandrasekera
Berlin, Germany38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
Experience the archeological site with an amazing history.
Undoubtably a must vist place in the east coast of Sr Lanka.
Written 9 October 2020
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TTP
Calgary, Canada1,713 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
An archaeological site that has not yet received attention . A great location stil under developed . Situated next to the amazing blue sea.

Visitors can go visit the temple and also enjoy the amazing beach . Visiting the site would take maximum 30 mts
Written 31 July 2020
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Thilini Wijayaratne
Colombo, Sri Lanka322 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
This is known (considered) as the place where Viharamaha Devi landed back to the island when she was sent from Kelaniya for the devotion.
Written 28 July 2020
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My Tropical Journal
Colombo, Sri Lanka206 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Friends
A Buddhist temple with over 2000 years of history. According to the Sri Lankan historical inscriptions, the temple was built by King Kavantissa marking the land of Viharamadevi to the Rohana Kingdom. Viharamadevi was his queen and mother of King Dutugemunu who holds a prominent position of Sri Lankan history.

Temple is located in Potuvil, closer to Arugam Bay. Majority of ruins and artefacts belongs to the temple have been destroyed to capture the land. Thus, only few ruins are remaining.

Breathtaking view of the Indian ocean and sand dunes is unmissable. Extremely hot climate. So, avoid visiting the place during midday sun if you hate getting tanned. Hats and a water bottle are a must. It is a Buddhist temple. So, respect the culture and dress appropriately.

There are few food stalls selling local orange juice and sweets. Loved the orange juice as they add a little bit of pepper to it.

Not much to see. But a nice place. Ideal for a quick visit.
Written 10 March 2020
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