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“Captivating, peaceful, historical”
Review of Baobab Tree

Baobab Tree
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Ranked #5 of 9 things to do in Mannar
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

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 to see, a tree that would have a thousand stories to share about all the people that have walked past, touched it, sat under and watched it grow over 7 centuries.. an amazing specimen with a lot of character, and amazing that its still intact given the devastation and destruction that's gone on all around it... a beautiful, sacred tree.

Thank melanie259
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Reviewed 27 December 2017

Supposed to have come through to Sri Lanka from Africa through the Muslim traders and it still stands tall in the city of Mannar as a place of interest.

1  Thank Kanishka M
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

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.
It is just about 1.5 km from Mannar city

Thank Bharatha E
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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

The origin of this tree is Africa. You find plenty of Baobab trees in Mannar. It attracts the attention of the travellers due to its shape.

Thank Janaka N
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Reviewed 18 August 2017

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 for centuries in this part of Sri Lanka

Thank FazlyColombo
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