We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Giant Tree in Mannar

This is one of the places of interests in Mannar. The baobabs in Sri Lanka is believed to have been... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2015
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Proof for ancient international port

Mahatirtha is the ancient name for Mannar. It means great port. Ancient coins and other items from... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2015
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Read all 56 reviews
All photos (51)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good41%
  • Average28%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“sri lanka”(15 reviews)
“small shop”(2 reviews)
“circumference”(8 reviews)
Mannar 41000, Sri Lanka
Improve This Listing
Reviews (56)
There are newer reviews for Baobab Tree
See the most recent reviews
Filter reviews
48 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews sri lanka small shop circumference meters arab trunk traders asia town road origin sailors manner beauty centuries statue
Updating list...
41 - 48 of 48 reviews
Reviewed 24 January 2016

Almost impossible to imagine the age of this tree. He is so large that it a challenge to take a picture. When we visited it, there were a whole bunch of cameleons at the branches which was extra nice.

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank W. H. M. F
Reviewed 23 October 2015

This is one of the places of interests in Mannar. The baobabs in Sri Lanka is believed to have been brought by Arabian Traders. According to a study done in 2003, there are about 40 Baobab Trees surviving in Sri Lanka, out of which 34...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank anomi_desilva
Reviewed 1 July 2015

This is a very close-by attraction just 1km away from Mannar Town. Do not forget to go to this place if you visit Mannar town. I visited Mannar fort , BioBab tree, Several Hindu shrines and Buddhist Temple close by. i saw a similar Bio...More

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank Prasad V
Reviewed 18 June 2015

If you are a Nature Lover, or even otherwise, you must make a visit to this extremely rare Giant plant located about 1.5 - 2km away from Mannar Town. There is a road in front of Mannar Dry Fish market, very close to Mannar Bridge,...More

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank Wasantha N
Reviewed 1 May 2015

Mahatirtha is the ancient name for Mannar. It means great port. Ancient coins and other items from east and west is found here. Baobab tree is a historic tree providing evidence of international relations. I have seen two other trees on thalimannar road.

Date of experience: April 2015
1  Thank giriColombo_SriLanka
Reviewed 17 April 2015

really nothing to write home about. there are similar but not as old, boab trees in the district. the approach road is not particularly good.

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank Soma S
Reviewed 6 March 2015

Nothing much to see but one must have a look at this tree at least once, so do drop by and take some pictures. Try not to climb on the tree and take pictures, etc.

Date of experience: March 2015
Thank AyanthiS
Reviewed 28 January 2015

An offbeat attraction, this ancient baobab tree was allegedly planted by Arab traders. It has a circumference of 19.5m and is believed to be over 700 years old. In Africa the baobab is sometimes called the upside-down tree (because its branches look like roots); locals...More

Date of experience: October 2014
2  Thank TravelerRanitha
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all nearby hotels
Palmyrah Garden Hotel
7 reviews
34.47 km away
Barathi Star Hotel
2 reviews
70.48 km away
Blue Whale Hotel
26 reviews
76.67 km away
Jetwing Jaffna
482 reviews
76.68 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all nearby restaurants
546 reviews
78.16 km away
63 reviews
75.60 km away
Rio Ice Cream
552 reviews
77.87 km away
Gujarat Bhavan
99 reviews
75.00 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 10 nearby attractions
33 reviews
2.56 km away
Mannar Fort
44 reviews
.97 km away
Yodha Wewa
20 reviews
2.56 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Baobab Tree staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines