Distance from Galle – 54.4 km (1 hour 11 minutes)
Kothduwa Temple is a Buddhist temple situated in Kothduwa Island on the Madu River. The temple is believed to have sheltered the sacred tooth relic of Lord Buddha. It is a popular tourist destination due to its location on the Madu River which is rich in bio diversity, especially mangroves. The Bodhi tree in the temple grounds is a bud from the Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, which is believed to be the oldest human planted tree in the world. Access to the temple is by boat due to its location.