Distance from Arugam Bay – 19.2 km (30 minutes)
Magul Maha Viharaya is an ancient Buddhist temple that is situated in the village of Lahugala in the Ampara district. It is an archaeologically protected site with ruins that have significant importance and are major tourist attractions of the East. Evidence suggest that Magul Maha Viharaya was built by King Kavantissa in 2nd century. The significance is that it has been built on the same place where the king married Viharamahdevi, the daughter of King Kelanitissa. The entire area has ruins of the temple that consists of a palace, monastery, stupas, Bo maluwa, ponds, and moonstone.
Getting to Magul Maha Viharaya
From Arugam Bay travel along Panama Road and Colombo – Batticaloa Highway passing Pottuvil and Sengamuwa up to Lahugala to reach Magul Maha Viharaya.