Mahiyanganaya (මහියංගනය) or Mahiyangana is not a very popular ‘tourist’ destination unlike Kandy, Ella, Sigiriya, or Arugambay for example. Simply because not many travellers know about it. It is however of religious significance since Lord Buddha visited the Mahiyanganaya Raja Maha Viharaya (මහියංගනය රජ මහා විහාරය) on his visit to Sri Lanka over 5000 years ago. You may be surprised to learn of the many activities you can do as a traveller in Mahiyanganaya, much more than you may be able to do any other tourist destination in Sri Lanka. Here’s why!