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Sri Lanka Has World’s Oldest Tree (Planted By Humans)
Fun Fact About Sri Lanka
The oldest human planted tree in the World is in Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka is home to the oldest recorded tree planted by a human.
The so-called Sri Maha Bodhi is estimated to be over 2000 years old.
It traces its roots from the Bodh Gaya in India, the tree famed for being the one under which Buddha reached enlightenment.
Where is Sri Lanka’s Oldest Tree?
Sri Lanka’s oldest tree, the Sri Maha Bodhi, is located in the ancient city of Anuradhapura.
This sacred tree is believed to be over 2,000 years old and is still standing strong.
The tree is a massive fig tree that towers above the other trees in the area.
It is said that the tree has healing powers and that it brings good luck to those who visit it.
Where is Sri Lanka?
Sri Lanka is located in southern Asia, right off the coast of India.
It’s a small island country, about the size of West Virginia.
The country has a rich cultural heritage, with ancient Buddhist temples and colonial-era architecture.
You can check where the Sri Lanka is on Google Maps here:
All of our fun facts are from the Around the World in 800 Facts series, by Jordan Simons.
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