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A Visit to Muhudu Maha Viharaya

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As legend has it, the brave daughter of Kelanitissa, Princess Devi landed here after being cast into the sea to spare the island from the wrath of the gods. Here the princess met her future spouse- King Kavantissa of the Ruhunu Kingdom. Though the temple complex lays claim to a fascinating history, only the remnants of artifacts can be seen today.

Experience Overview

As you walk into the temple premises, a range of stone pillars silently stand the test of time, believed to be at least 2,300 years old. Beyond the pillars is an image house, which houses three intricate stone statues. The two figurines with telltale signs of royalty are said to be of Princess Devi and King Kavantissa. They are standing side by side looking towards a statue of a monk. Towards the coast, ruins of a stupa visible from the sand can be seen. However, most remnants have been washed away with time.

Includes: - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style

We provide a guide, water and vehicle.

Meeting time: - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style
Meeting time:

To be agreed with your guide.

Difficulty: - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style


Suitable for children: - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style
Suitable for children:

Little children may not follow the explanations of the guide but they will love coastal area.

What to wear or bring along: - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style
What to wear or bring along:

Light, cool clothing. You will need to cover your knees and shoulders – and access the temple barefoot or with socks.

Private or not? - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style
Private or not?

The visit is private, guided by your chauffeur guide, national guide or site guide. That said, there may be other people around at the site.




Managing Expectations

It is important to remember that, whilst they are experts in their field, the people who run or host our experiences are not necessarily used to working in the tourism industry and may not offer the level of service you would find at a five-star hotel. For example, instead of a formal lecture, you may get a relaxed conversation where open discussion is encouraged. All of our hosts are, however, extremely engaging, knowledgeable and passionate about educating visitors about their chosen subject and we have worked with them to ensure that they deliver worthwhile, fulfilling experiences. We welcome feedback, so please let us know what you thought and if you think any improvements could be made to the experiences we offer.

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