Pottuvil & Around attractions

Ruins in Pottuvil & Around

Magul Maha Vihara

About 12km west of Pottuvil lies this evocative 5th-century ruin, set in a peaceful forested spot. Probably built by King Dhatusena (r 459–77), the site was most likely part of a royal compound. At the foot of a for…
Ruins in Pottuvil & Around

Mudu Maha Vihara

Out near the ocean east of the centre are the ancient ruins of Mudu Maha Vihara. This moody little site, partly submerged in the encroaching sand dunes, features a fine 3m-high standing Buddha statue flanked by two …
Ruins in Pottuvil & Around


Off the A4 between the 308km and 309km posts is Kotawehera, the ruined remains of an ancient brick stupa, which enjoys a magnificent situation upon a hilltop. On a clear day, there are spectacular vistas over forest…
Buddhist Site in Pottuvil & Around

Buddhist Temple

A small temple you'll pass as you head west out of Pottuvil.
Islamic in Pottuvil & Around

Green Mosque

This small neighbourhood mosque takes its name from its traditional colours. Pottuvil is a largely Muslim town.
Church in Pottuvil & Around


A small church near the roundabout where the A4 highway makes the sharp turn between its route west and north.
Church in Pottuvil & Around


A small church with shady grounds north of the bus terminal.
Hindu in Pottuvil & Around

Hindu Temple

A very small neighbourhood temple.