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Tule Tree

Santa Maria del Tule, Oaxaca, Mexico
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Ranked #19 of 58 attractions in Oaxaca
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Description: This large cypress tree is said to be over 2,000 years old.
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Jacksonville, Florida
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97 reviews 97 reviews
29 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This is a 2000 year old tree that has had a town built around it. It is a atop on one of the tours and it is worth a visit. There are 3 different animals that can be seen on the tree. Or at least their profiles. A bear, a deer, and something else that I can't remember at the... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I love trees. I love trees a lot. But this one isn't worth going out of your way for. You pay a couple of pesos to get past the first fence surrounding the tree, then once you're inside there's a second fence keeping you from getting too close. There just wasn't a good feeling around this place. I'd rather go... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Besides having a 2000 years, the tree seems huge as you get closer. They also have a small plaza nearby and they charge you to get closer to it.

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Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Really not too much to say, other then its a very old tree. My guide Jose Maria gave the history of this timeless creation. Interesting to hear how much water the tree drinks on a regular basis as well as seeing its little brother very near by. This was one of the mini stops on our day long tour. Im... More

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Washington, DC and environs
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Many might glimpse it and feel that was enough and walk away. Walk around it. Sit with it. Stare at its numerous limbs/trunks. Its old. Very old. Watch the birds come and go. Think about what this magnificent tree has "seen". It becomes even more impressive.

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mequon, wisconsin
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10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

the tulle tree has endured for hundreds of years. Since my last visit 30 years ago a wonderful town has grown up around it. There is a beautiful mission church to visit with wonderful gardens around it. The town itself is quaint with good restaurants and shops. don't miss it.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Quite amazing though the California redwoods could be bigger. Awe inspiring ancient history going back a reported 2000 years. They do charge a modest 10 pesos to get close enough to touch. Situated in a tiny hidden little but yet typically touristy location with all the souvenir shops and such. Access to this place is weird like you were driving... More

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Mazatlan, Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

an impressive, large tree that cannot be seen elsewhere. Make it part of a multiple stop tour as it is a quick stop. beautiful gardens

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Hong Kong, China
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69 attraction reviews
196 helpful votes 196 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I stopped in to take a look on my way back from Hierve de Agua. It cost 10peso (you could just stand outside and not pay). Its huge. The surrounding gardens are really cute. A bit silly but I enjoyed it.

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California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
14 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The tree is famous in Mexico and really is unusual. You can make out several animal-like formations if you let your imagination wander. Worth a few minutes if visiting the church.

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