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Gladely, it was not a detour for us going there. We had sometime going back from kitesurf in Mannar Island so we stop by. Nothing worth the visit if you're for away. It's a large but not high baobab with many publicities around.
heading Add to dictionary from Manner to see it. it's bit difficult to find a way reading boards thoug all written in tamil. so we asked from a police officer & he explain us to the road. & we had to pass small by roads...More
This is only 500m away from the mannar city center and very easy to find. It's a very old bush type of a tree. Not that tall but with a huge circumference. There are other similar type of trees in mannar but not this big....More
made the effort to grab a tuktuk to take me out to see this majestic 700 year old beauty, and was so pleased i did.
With a trunk circumference of over 20 metres and 7 metres high it is a sight to behold. Very spectacular...More
Biobab tree in Mannar
This is an African origin tree which is believed to be planted by Arabian sailors around 1470. It is 19.15 meters in circumference and 7.5 meters in height. This is one of the largest (if not the largest) trees in Asia....More
Biggest tree in Mannar. There are many baobabs in Talaimannar road. It is couple of kilometers from Mannar town (Know as Pallimunai). Area is residential and may be unclean close to the tree with stray dogs and cows roaming around. Reminder of the arab connections...More