Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The Giant Banyan Tree

One of the most visited historic and cultural sites of the town of Lahaina, Maui, is the giant banyan tree at the back of the old courthouse.  The tree stands 60 feet high and casts shade on two-thirds of an acre.  It was planted in April 1873 to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the beginning of the Protestant missionary work in Lahaina.

Below are some of the photos I took during my visit to Lahaina.  It is so huge so that it is very difficult for me to take a shot of the whole tree.  The people you see in the pictures are tourists taking a respite from their walking tour around the historic town.



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