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13 must-see trees around the world

By: Sidney Stevens on Nov. 16, 2016, 12:01 p.m.
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Sunland Big Baobab

Baobab trees are a strange and familiar sight on the savannas of sub-Sahara Africa with their hulking trunks that seem to dwarf everything around them. One of the most unusual examples — believed to be the biggest and perhaps oldest in the world at an estimated 1,700 years old — is the Sunland Big Baobab. But this ancient mammoth located in South Africa on Sunland Farm is a popular tourist draw for more than just its size and seniority. Quite a few travelers also show up for happy hour. That’s right, there's a pub and wine cellar built inside the tree's hollow 33-foot-diameter trunk. Far from Hobbit-sized, this tree bar once accommodated 60 people during a party.