Alongside the Arugam Bay in Pottuvil is located an ancient temple called Muhudu Maha Viharaya which is believed to be the place where Princess Viharamaha Devi set foot in the Ruhuna Kingdom. This Viharaya which has many archaeological facts dating back to 2000 years and bear many stories and tales connected with King of Ruhuna, Kavantissa and his little princess. Tourists visiting this place can witness the ruins of two Bodhisatva statues with a standing Buddha statue which are believed to date back thousands years of history.
The interesting part of visiting Muhudu Maha Viharaya is the road heading towards the temple. Sumptuously spanning green paddy fields, a milk white dagoba that could be seen from a distance over the fields, the splendid array of coconut and palmyrah trees, elephants crossing the road, wild birds that fly over head, many passing villages with Tamil and Muslim families and many more make the journey worth it.