Situated close to the Lahugala National Park, Magul Maha Viharaya doubles as a monastery and a pilgrimage site. Apart from that, it is an archaeological complex dotted with ruins and the symbolic Sandakada Pahana, a moonstone decorated with carvings of rows of elephants and their mahouts. There are also floral motifs all decorated in rows within a semicircular shape.
princess Vihara Maha Devi, thus giving the name Magul Maha Viharaya, ‘Magul’ meaning ‘wedding’ in Sinhala. The Magul Maduwa is one of the most viewed ruins of the place because of its importance.
You will see the arc-shaped construction which was the place of marriage for the two royals. Additionally, there are many ponds that are for monks to use surrounded with remains of stairs. You can climb the stairs of the old Dagoba, the roof of which is painted with moss. After reaching the site you can observe the harmonious blend of untouched nature and ruins that date back to the 2nd century BC.
You can also see elephants lazing about and a few exotic species of birds sitting on the trees. This Magul Maha Viharay Tour should not be missed as this is a good chance to take in Sri Lankan nature and historical architecture at one of its finest
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