The Baoase Banyan tree is over 70 years old and Baoase resort is build around this tree to preserve this amazing tree? There are a lot of these trees in Indonesia where woman will come to pray for eternal love..
The Barh or Banyan (Ficus bengalensis) tree, belonging to the family Moraceae, is considered sacred, because it lives for eons.
Banyan tree is a huge tree with very extensive branches. It is said that at one time more than 10, 000 people can sit under its shade at one time. It is an evergreen tree. It branches spread out and send trunk like roots to the ground in order to support itself. It grows to a height of more than 21 meters and lives for many years. The leaves are 10 -20 cm long and has many aerial roots. The leaves are broad, oval and glossy. White milky fluid oozes out of leaves, if broken. It can grow in to the giant tree covering several hectares.
Cultural importance The mighty Banyan Tree is considered as immortal and has always been the focal point for the village communities in India. The Banyan tree is also the national Tree of India. It is probably the biggest and friendliest of all trees. Banyan tree is the tree of knowledge and tree of life.