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Tule Tree

Santa Maria del Tule, Oaxaca, Mexico
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Ranked #20 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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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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66 attraction reviews
191 helpful votes 191 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
25 helpful votes 25 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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Tuxtla Gutiérrez
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9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The whole experience is based just on a tree, it is huge and believed to be the biggest tree in the world, the type of tree is called "Ahuehuete" and it is huge, but out of that, there's nothing more to see.

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San Diego, CA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

If you are going to hierve el agua or Mitla, this attraction is on the way and it´s a really worth while experience just to see a 2,000 year old tree. We spent probably 40 minutes walking around and taking pictures. If looking at a tree doesn´t interest you you can skip this.

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London, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

If you are in Oaxaca, you can't miss El Tule.Unbelievable but truth, it has been standing there for over 2000 years and has literally seen it all. A breathtaking sight.

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Custer, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We hired a cab to take us to the tree for a visit. Our hotel in Oaxaca, Hotel Casantica arranged this for us. Our driver turned out to be very personable and was delighted to be able to practice his English. We were thrilled to help him!!! Not only is the tree stupendous, it is HUGE, the church on the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The Tule refers to an impressive Montezuma cypress that was once nominated to be considered part of the UNESCO’s World Heritage sites. It is located in the town center of Santa Maria del Tule in the state of Oaxaca and that is the reason of its name. This impressive tree has a circumference of 58 meters (190 ft) and is... More

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Essex
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109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The tree and its younger realtives are great to look at but to me the way that the small entrance fee is used for the local population makes a visit obligatory.The gardens are well kept around the trees and there are interesting topiary animals for the youngsters to find and identify.

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